Posted on April 7, 2010 by shnetka
Blackest Night #8
(w) Geoff Johns
(a) Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert & Joe Prado
FC 40 pgs w/ ads $3.99 US / Higher in Canada
I was hoping for Johns to repeat his success with the last big Green Lantern epic – The Sinestro Wars. Instead I ended up with an all right mega-crossover with a cheesy ending. It’s not the same cheesy ending that I was expecting. But it’s pretty cheesy.
And just like that a bunch dead characters are back. In a four page fold out none the less. The Hawks I expected. Dying and resurrecting is part of their shtick. The rest I really could care less about. In fact I have less interest in picking up the new Birds of Prey now that I know the mysterious silhouettes on the cover are the resurrected Hawk and Dove. But it is Gail Simone so I’m still willing to see where it goes.
I enjoyed Blackest Night for the most part. There was enough twists, turns and surprises to keep my interest but the cheesy ending hurts it. The dead means dead makes me laugh too. It reminds me of similar promises that the big two have made in the past. It never sticks for long. (Shane Hnetka)
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Posted on March 11, 2010 by caperaway
We decided to start a new “feature” here at ComicReaders– comics and gaming related news bites for each Wednesday to coincide with the arrival of new comics. Of course, I only thought of this idea today, which is why the first installment is one day late. “Thursday News Bites” just didn’t make sense to me.
- Blackest Night #7 tops the sales charts for February 2010. Find out what other titles were at the top of the list at icv2.com.
- Marvel wants a Captain America movie, and the hunt for the actor to play the lead role is well under way. The Hollywood Reporter has the details as to who is on the list and who is off.
- J. Michael Straczynski will write Superman and Wonder Woman starting in July 2010. Check out DC Comics for more details.
- Red Robin gets a new writer in June: Fabian Nicieza. DC Comics made the announcement and Newsarama followed up with more info.
- Indie publisher Fantagraphics is starting a manga line. Find out what they have it store by checking out the Fantagraphics Web site.
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Posted on August 18, 2009 by shnetka
Blackest Night #2
(w) Geoff Johns
(a) Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert & Julio Ferreira
FC 32 pgs w/ ads $3.99 US, Higher in Canada
I’ve started to hate reviewing first issues. Especially first issues of mini-series. In this day and age of decompression writing, nothing ever really happens in the first issue but brief set up. And if you are an eight part event mini-series for a comic company that needs all the sales it can get right now, you follow the established pattern. So I decided to try something different and wait until the second issue came out to see what DC’s big event comic is like and form my opinion then. Well things are still moving a little too slow for my liking.
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