Light one this week, but compared to last week’s get I believe it’s a blessing.
Aquaman #09 – Still think this is a top 5 New 52 book.
Batman Incorporated #01 – How completely unreadable was the Bat-family of books prior to the new 52? Really, how unreadable was DC in general? But the Bat books just stood out as particularly awful. So…Batman was killed by Darkseid, but not really, he was shot through time (a la Steve Rogers?) and time traveled somehow back to present day to find out that his Dad was alive! Not only alive, but he was the head of a criminal empire? Or wait, he was the Devil! No, wait, he was neither! But then he/Bruce Wayne/Batman/someone died in a helicopter crash! But then came back wearing a purple/red/yellow costume from the 50’s! But that was just him segmenting his brain for just such an occasion…or something. Dude. DUDE! You screwing up the program. Rich guy in bat costume assaults crazy people in non-bat costumes. GO. Long way around but here’s hoping this is decent. Weren’t there riots or something because there was a Muslim Batman right before the relaunch of all the titles? Makes sense.
Chew #26 – I get the same feeling reading this book that I used to get reading Invicible. Get all the back issues.
Fables #117 – I remember I bought the first trade at Forbidden Planet, started reading it in the store, went across the street to get some coffee, finished the trade, went back to Forbidden Planet and bought the next six trades. I now read this out of habit; it doesn’t grab me as much as it used to.
Fantastic Four #606 – Never cared for the FF. Pick up a couple of runs here and there, most recently when Spider-Man joined up. Guess what? I don’t care again. Such a shame too, after last weeks aweseom .1 issue. Maybe this is just a fluke. Maybe.
More issues on the way tomorrow, potentially, depending on how fast I burn through these. Could they please hurry up with the Valiant relaunch rollout? I’m trying to relive the ’90’s over here!