I just read a little bit more of last week's Wednesday Comics -- there's not enough out this week for me to make a special trip, but I'll be near a shop in NYC on Monday, so I'll probably pick up Wednesday Comics and Ex Machina then. But two things I noted with puzzlement and delight in last week's:
Adam Strange changes bodies during the Zeta-Beam transfer? Whu???
And the Flash does a super-speed time-travel trick I've never seen before. Well done!
Mark Sullivan said:Today I went through the back material in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume II. I started out trying to read "The New Traveller's Almanac" (the long text piece). I found it so tedious that I skimmed the rest. It's certainly very clever, but not enough to hold my interest.
They are pretty hard going but clever nonetheless. Did you get to the references to Santa Claus' colour scheme and the attempts by the Coca-Cola man to get the polar bears to endorse his product?
For myself, I wasn't too impressed with the latest installment of LoEG. The story was to formalised. Everyone was acting out a part in the arrival of Nemo's daughter's pirate ship.
I have yet to read the text piece at the back of that too. There's a Marvelman-type superhero in there.
Paul Tobin...I salute you...in today's Marvel Adventures Avengers, not only does the team stop the Leader, Abomination, and Rhino...they also take time to have a hot dog making contest...
I just read the second Manhunter trade, Trial By Fire, and it's really good. Solid superhero action, but still feeling very modern. I'd read the first issue of Manhunter, and wasn't terribly impressed -- I much preferred the concurrently released Bloodhound (how's that for backing the right horse?). But there was such an internet fuss over the book that I checked out the later issues, reading all the ones once it came back from its hiatus (good stuff, but I was a little dazzled by the interrelationships of all the supporting cast; I wasn't sure how Mark Shaw fit in, for example, though now that I've read Trial By Fire I get the picture.). I haven't picked up the Gotham book she appears as a backup in, but I hope she has a successful stint as a backup feature. It'd be a shame to let this character (and her supporting cast) fade out of the DCU.