- Skyman #4 (Dark Horse): Decided to stick with it after being blown away by Fialkov’s The Bunker. This sure as heck isn’t The Bunker. After this issue, one thing’s for sure: it’s over.
- American Vampire: The Second Cycle #2 (DC/Vertigo): The Second Cycle has kicked off well enough. I am nervous, however: no, not because of Snyder’s admirable ability to scrounge up a scare, but because seconds rarely taste as fresh as the first.
- Batman Eternal #2 (DC): The first one wasn’t very good: sure, the story was bookended nicely; but in between, it was an uneven shuffling of Batstuff, resulting in something less Batman Eternal and more Scott Snyder’s Gotham City. Maybe I’ll give it another shot–you know, to be fair.
- Wonder Woman #30 (DC): War: what is she good for? I guess we’ll find out soon enough, won’t we?
- Star Mage #1 (IDW): “Like Harry Potter meets The Last Starfighter.” Feh to the former; hellz yeah to the latter. I’ll thumb through it, for sure.
- A Voice in the Dark #6 (Image): Hasn’t been good since #2. Taylor’s dialogue continues to speak to his weakness as a storyteller.
- Stray Bullets: Killers #2 (Image): #1 was everything you want out of a comic book experience. Sure proved that Lapham hasn’t missed a beat–and that he thrives on the crash.
- Ms. Marvel #3 (Marvel): #2 wasn’t as strong as #1, but it didn’t turn me off completely. It did have a freaky hand, however, in my wondering if this series, long term, is for me. We’ll call this one the decision maker.
- Uncanny X-Men #20 (Marvel): At this point, it is what it is: plenty of promise, short on fulfillment.
- Curse #4 (BOOM!): This very mediocre series comes to a close. I hope this final issue rings true.
- Rover Red Charlie #5 (Avatar): Still working our way toward the Big Splash. I hope it’s really big–to justify the journey, the telling of this dog of a tale.
- Solar: Man of the Atom #1 (Dynamite): I haven’t liked anything Frank Barbiere has done. Can’t imagine that this’ll be any different. I am interested in the character, however.
- Translucid #1 (BOOM!): Not familiar with the creators, but the premise seems interesting enough. Doesn’t hurt that Jeff Stokely’s the cover artist!
- X-O Manowar #24 (Valiant): Has been a solid read from the get-go. Things are heating up, though, with the big Armor Hunters event right around the corner!