Sunday Reviews

HAWKMAN #11

London, and the rest of the world, is in danger from the return of the Deathbringers and even an army made up of Hawkman and all his previous incarnations from across time and space may not be enough to stop them.

This issue is basically a big fight scene as Hawkman and his former lieutenant Idamm go against each other while the other Hawkmen fight the Deathbringers, and finishes with a cliffhanger as London is about to fall. Its not bad – it looks good, as you’d expect with Bryan Hitch, but I’m left thinking this could have been condensed rather than dragged out.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #8

Darkseid finally spills the beans about the real reason the League are here: he knew the Source Wall would be destroyed and that the Multiverse would fall and has spent millennia preparing for the event. He needs the League to recover a handful of relics so he can build Sepulkore, an ark to hold life and protect it from the end of the Multiverse. Before the League decide whether to work with him, Blackfire attacks, forcing Darkseid to send Cyborg off to find the first relic, while Azrael reveals a previously unknown power.

As I said for the previous issue, the unsteady start to this series seems to have smoothed out as Dan Abnett takes over and brings a less frenetic pace to the book while tying in, at least tangentially, with the main JUSTICE LEAGUE book and it’s big-scale story. Oh, and it looks great, too.

Mash-Up #62

Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

Two Leagues clash as the body-swapped satellite era League go up against the New 52 version.

Heroes In Crisis – Who Dies Part 2

Just seen this article over at Newsarama where the cover of DC Nation #4 is revealed, asking which of six characters will die in the forthcoming Heroes In Crisis:

A few weeks ago, I posted my guesses as to the victims and, I’m sad to say, one of them – Green Lantern Kyle Rayner – is on that cover.

The article says:

Booster Gold and Harley Quinn have long been identified as suspects in the murders, so they can likely safely be eliminated. Red Robin recently spent months imprisoned by Mr. Oz (and thought to be dead by Batman) which would make his death probably unlikely.

Arsenal was just revealed to possibly be returning as a cast member of a revamped Red Hood and the Outlaws … so there’s that.

So that just leaves Cyborg and Kyle; can we really see DC killing its major African-American hero instead of a guy who has multiple other people running around with the same power? Especially now Grant Morrison’s taking over Hal Jordan’s series.

Sorry, Kyle, I think your days are numbered.

Oh, and I got Booster right as being one of the accused, as well.