After a hiatus of maybe a year and a half, BABYTEETH has returned to finish off its run, with the final issue due to land in September. And, as it has been throughout the series, it’s bloody good fun and highly recommended. THE BEQUEST was a fun four issue mini-series (I’ve mentioned before about Aftershock and their policy of never actually telling you something is a mini-series or an ongoing) that was worth a look, and for two issues in, SILVER CITY shaping up nicely as a “what happens when you die” story.
As it has been for a couple of years now, Dark Horse is just the BLACK HAMMER books for me; VISIONS is a nice collection of done-in-one tales by different creators and the main series has just returned with REBORN. So glad I picked this up a couple of years ago.
And it’s the staples from DC for me – JUSTICE LEAGUE and GREEN LANTERN – along with a few mini-series. GREEN LANTERN is back to some nice straightforward superheroes defending the galaxy after the convoluted and (for me) unsatisfying Grant Morrison series; INFINITE FRONTIER is shaping up to be some fun multiversal shenanigans, something I’m a sucker for; but still the best book out of the lot is CRIME SYNDICATE; if there were any justice in the world (this one, not Earth-3) this would be picked up for a sequel at least or an ongoing at best.
While I wait for the new Dejah Thoris title to land, Dynamite’s offering is just THE INVINCIBLE RED SONJA which I’m enjoying thanks to the writing of Palmiotti and Conner, and the gorgeous art of Moritat.
BIRTHRIGHT finished in June, 50 issues of top-notch writing and stunning to look at art – I honestly don’t think there was a dull issue in the whole run. COMMANDERS IN CRISIS is still fun as heroes from multiple earths try to save the last one there is. GEIGER‘s shaping up nicely, as well, with lots of hints at world building promising that it’s not just going to be one straightforward adventure. HEY KIDS and INKBLOT are enjoyable for different reasons (I still have the feeling that INKBLOT is made up month by month) but some good news from the September solicitations – ADVENTUREMAN is returning! I loved the first four issues last year and am glad to see it’s back soon.