A little DC, part one

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Working my way through the pile of books I picked up last week. Some current, nearly current and a not so current book.

 

A few random DC books I grabbed last week, not all are current, I just grabbed a handful to see what was going on in that neck of the woods.

 

Action Comics #27

Writer: Greg Pak

Pencillers: R.B. Silva, Mike Hawthorne, Aaron Kuder

Inkers: Aaron Kuder, Mike Hawthorne, Ray McCarthy

Colorists: Dan Brown, Eva De La Cruz

Letterer: Steve Wands

 

The problem with grabbing a bunch of random books, is dropping into the middle of a story, fortunately, the was a pretty good issue to get dropped into. Three different artists can sometimes be a bit jarring, in this case it works fine, with Kuder handling the bulk of the issue. I actually like the Superman here in this book, apparently having taken a little shape-shifting creature to his Fortress Of Solitude, that he was supposed to have destroyed. I like this Superman, compassionate, willing to give this little critter a chance. Lana Lang is pretty rad here too. I dug Kuder’s art especially. I might be back to for some more of this book, for an issue or two.

 

Aquaman #28

Writer: Jeff Parker

Penciller: Paul Pelletier

Inkers: Sean Parsons, Andrew Hennessy

Colorist: Jeromy Cox

Letterer: Dezi Sienty

 

When I went to The Twitters and solicited suggestions for DC books, this book was recommended, and I’m glad it was. Aquaman is not generally a book I would’ve grabbed, maybe that was a mistake on my part. I’ve always liked Pelletier as as penciller, so I was pleasantly surprised to see his name on the cover, and though I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the who’s and what’s going into this, this was a pretty good issue. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but it certainly wasn’t Aquaman returning to the surface and going to his high school reunion. Another one I will be back for.

 

Red Lanterns #21

Writer: Charles Soule

Artist: Alessandro Vitti

Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb

Letterer: Taylor Esposito

 

This issue is from a few months back (August 2013) but it worked out well for me, since this is the issue where Guy Gardener rejoins the Red Lanterns. Honestly I haven’t read a Lantern book in years, and the Reds are I guess fueled by rage, and the Greens need an inside man. Hal Jordan asks Guy Gardner to be that inside man. In some ways, this is exactly what I pictured a majority of DC books to be like, blood barfing, fangs, gritted teeth, a brutal beating… And I’m actually kind of intrigued by the concept of Guy going in at Hals request, and frankly Guy is more interesting to me than Hal. I have several issues to get caught up on, but I look forward to it. Anybody reading this? How has it been?

 

Still to come, Phantom Stranger and some Justice League Dark, and few more Marvel books.

 

-Kris

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