Sunday Reviews

BLACK HAMMER ’45 #2

On their way to rescue the scientist from the Nazis, the Squadron run into Die Feldermaus, the winged German ace who manages to down them before he’s defeated, forcing them to head to the allied lines and find other transport. When they’re able to get some, they request a drive and meet a young Abraham Slam.

It’s another blast of an issue with full on Nazi bashing and World War II action. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of the art style, but the story’s good.

GREEN LANTERN #6

Controller Mu and his Blackstars have invaded Rann and force Hal Jordan to shoot Adam Strange as a test of loyalty. While completing this test gets him an audience with Mu, Jordan’s surprised to find that Mu knows Jordan is a double agent and has played into his hands as Aleea Strange – Adam and Alanna’s daughter – is host to the U-Mind which has been turned into a U-Bomb that only Jordan can disarm. And in a burst of green energy, Jordan does what he needs to only to wash up with little memory in a magical world where a very old enemy sits.

Morrison’s mining Green Lantern lore here with the U-Mind (a Silver Age concept that last appeared in the early 90s, I think) along with a revamped Myrwhidden who hasn’t been around since the late 80s. No great surprises (did anyone really think Jordan was going to kill Adam Strange?) but not bad, either.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #21

Thinking that Superman is back home rather than trapped in a pocket dimension, the League relax and enjoy the peace of the future world until the World Forger is forced to show his hand and admit that the way to this future full of peace is one which the League cannot condone: they are offered the choice of saving only the good beings in the multiverse, while all others must day. Rejecting this offer, they’re sent to Apokolips which has become a jail for metacriminals and is bring run by someone very familiar.

Another good, solid issue; when he isn’t throwing everything and anything at the page, Scott Snyder can pull out some damn good stuff.

OBERON #3

Forced to run the Labyrinth by Mother Mayie, by command of Oberon, Bonnie is soon chased by a hungry man-pig who is intent on eating her. When any powers she may have fail to manifest even under these circumstances, Oberon steps in and saves her. That night, Mother Mayie attempts to steal Bonnie from Oberon, conscious that Titania had the girl under protection and keen to get into her good books, but Oberon is having none of it.

Once again, glad I took the chance on this series. The writing’s still top notch and the art is stunning.