I'm procrastinating doing any work for school, so I'm going to sit down and write some reviews on most of the comics I've read over the last couple weeks.
Willingham, Buckingham, Pepoy, Leialoha
The winds are changing once again in what was once called Fabletown. In the wreckage of city hall, our story focuses on Bufkin the Flying Monkey, the dismembered head of Frankenstein's Monster, and the magical mirror. Only a book like Fables can hold entire issues of mostly-unseen characters and make them every bit as enjoyable as the ones featuring Bigby Wolf and Snow White. It's a storyline called "Witches", and it's basically about a war between the magical forces of Frau Totenkinder, the Genii, Baba Yaga, and Gepetto. We also get to know some new characters like a black cat, one of the 101 Dalmatians, and we're also visited once again by the heads of the Wooden Soldiers and the Barleycorn Brides. There is a lot to love about this series. It never seems cluttered, but all the things I just listed are there in full force, and I didn't even name them all.
Simpsons Comics #158
Dixon, Ortiz, and DeCarlo
Homer becomes president of the homeowner's association and goes power-mad. Hilarity ensues. Honestly, Bongo's Simpsons comics are just some of the most consistently well-written and well-drawn books on the shelves. I recently rediscovered them, and man, they're awesome. I have a problem trying to remember which ones I've seen on TV and which one's I've read. And they're really dense, too. They take longer to read than most issues, and they're so well-worth it.
Batman and Robin #5
Morrison, Tan, and Glapion
I'm a big fan of Morrison, as everyone knows, and I'm becoming somewhat a fan of Philip Tan as well. He's much better than he used to be when he first came onto the scene, and he serves Red Hood (not to be confused with Red Robin) and his crazy chickadee very well. I like that Damien is shown not to be all-powerful as he gets hurt in this issue and he's shown to be very human. There is one horrific, grisly scene that kind of turned my stomach. The Flamingo, revealed on the last page, seems to be kind of a badass.
More later. Guilt is driving me to do work.