Okay, so I didn't grade last week's books.
Doesn't mean there weren't winners and losers in the bunch.
First, this week's books:
- ACTION COMICS #867
- BOOSTER GOLD #1000000
- BPRD THE WARNING #1 (OF 5)
- CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #3 SI
- DETECTIVE COMICS #846 RIP
- JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17
- NUMBER OF THE BEAST #7 (OF 8)
- SECRET INVASION #4
- TRINITY #6
- ULTIMATE ORIGINS #2 (OF 5)
We'll see which of these come out thumbs-up this week.
As for last week...
- BATMAN #678 RIP - Reminded me of an episode of Starsky and Hutch, where Hutch was addicted to narcotics by the bad guys; in the '70s, you could do that and the character would be "clean" by the end credits, while now it'd be the focus of a season-long story arc (with the possibility of backsliding). Very interesting... A
- BOYS #20 - What can I say, Ennis and Derenick keep this comic rolling, even in a story where the real "action" is two conversations and a clean-up job. A
- FX #5 (OF 6) - I'm a longtime John Byrne fan, so this series continues to please me. (See more below) B+
- SAVAGE DRAGON #136 - Erik Larsen would be getting a better grade if this book came out more than once in awhile, but I do like his stuff. B-
- STAR TREK ASSIGNMENT EARTH #3 - A story about Gary Seven and Roberta that shows some forward momentum for one character (plus a bittersweet flash-forward); some really good storytelling by JB. B
- TRINITY #5 - So far, the weekly isn't blowing the doors off my fanboy brain but it's holding my interest. So far. C+
- WALKING DEAD #50 - Man, Carl sure has grown up in the past four years. He really lets his dad have it, too, venting all the horror and suffering he's gone through to reach a point of being self-reliant. Great storytelling and a return to the big danger being--zombies! A-
Astute friends of the site will notice some deletions from the list I posted last week. So be it-- some titles were sold out, others I chose to drop at the store rather than purchase.
Anyway, that's this week AND grading the comics, so... make of it what you will.