Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday Morning Superhero


Another week of great books is in the bag and I have your weekly wrap-up in Thursday Morning Superhero.   The DC #0 line continues and the trend towards creator owned books continues to keep the market fresh.   Here are my thoughts on what I bought this week.  If you have any comments or feedback hit me up on twitter at @newhousebailey.

Pick of the Week:
Mind MGMT #5 – At this point I need to go back and read everything that Matt Kindt has written.  I followed the hype on the last issue and gave this series a go.  I couldn’t be happier with that decision.  This issue touches on Henry’s past in a very personal nature that really connected with me.  Henry, despite his psychic prowess, is really humanized in this issue and we can appreciate the tragic figure that he is.  His power is on display (beyond his ability to teach language to dolphins) and it is a scary sight.  There are few books that I tell everyone I know to read.  Mind MGMT is one of those few.



Runner-up:
Talon #0 – I have been underwhelmed by the DC #0 promotion, but Scott Snyder delivers on this one.  Anything that involves Snyder and the Court of Owls has my interest.  This book delivers a great origin tale of a former Owl recruit who questioned the court.  I hadn’t planned on adding another weekly purchase, but I am on board for the Talon.

The Not as Good:
Batman Incorporated #0 – This week I struggled to find a book that had to fit in this slot.  On a typical week this book wouldn’t be here, but compared to the other books it didn’t deliver.  We learned more about Wayne Enterprises sponsoring Batmen around the globe, but there was no substance to this issue.  Not bad, but not good.

The Rest: 
Mars Attacks #4 – John Layman continues his great run with this series.  The humans finally game some leverage as a Mayan and a Civil War soldier team up and begin to fight back against the angry Martians.  There may be hope for mankind afterall.

Steed and Mrs. Peel #1 – The action hits fast and continues through the run of the book, which features a nuclear disaster, and a team of mutants working for the Hellfire Club.  What else would you expect when Mark Waid takes the reigns.

Sixth Gun #25 – The return of an old friend and the growing power of the guns and how they are affecting Drake keep this series moving along in a direction that is of interest.  If you haven’t started reading this series, you really should.

Happy #1 – Grant Morrison delivers another odd tale that features a hitman whose hallucinations (a blue unicorn) drive him to safety after being set up by an organized crime group.  What else do you expect from Morrison.  He delivers with this one.

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