The first half of this one that Diggle wrote (including the Hybrid story) are pretty good. Lex is out to get Superman by creating a virus to destroy hiThe first half of this one that Diggle wrote (including the Hybrid story) are pretty good. Lex is out to get Superman by creating a virus to destroy him, as Lex does... But of course there are unexpected things that happen, and Superman saves the day!
There was also a bit in the beginning showing how Clark almost had Lois on the hook, but due to (again) Lex & his schemes he lost his window of opportunity.
There's one more issue by Diggle, Truth or Dare, featuring Clark and Diana on a date. It's basically a throwaway story, but the art for this one just takes it to a whole extra level of awful. Diana looks like a weird boob-monster, and Clark's face looks like half-melted silly putty.
Lobdell takes over writing duties, and... Yeah, it went about as well as expected. A random story with Hector Hammond in space transitions (badly) into a portion of Superman Psi War. If you haven't read Psi War, none of it will make even a bit of sense. And if you have read it, it's still jarring. Why?! Why is that story even in this title?!
Last up, a whole 4 part series about The Wold of Krypton featuring a young Jor-el and Lara. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever read, but I honestly care so little about characters who are already reallyreallyreally dead that I was pretty detached from their story. It seems like everyone is trying to get me to care about the backstories of those two characters, but I simply cannot muster up any fucks for those two. Sorry.
The first bit is decent Superman stuff, but once you add in Lobdell's issues & the random inclusion of a tiny bit of Psi War? I'm feeling mighty generous giving the whole volume 3 stars. ...more
Horrible. Just horrible. I honestly can't think of anything good to say about this turd. Cheesy dialogue, bad plot, ridiculous villains, and the art isnHorrible. Just horrible. I honestly can't think of anything good to say about this turd. Cheesy dialogue, bad plot, ridiculous villains, and the art isn't anything to write home about. Mindbubble!
I wish I were kidding. He farts out bubbles that control people's perception of reality, and he speaks in this hippy-dippy lingo, because his powers come from a bad experiment with LSD. There's more retarded garbage in this volume, but I can't bring myself to keep going. Just know that it's awful. Awful!
This one is the lead-in to Falcon becoming the new Captain America, but other than that, I can't see any reason to waste your time with this crap....more
The Wicked and the Divine had this special something about it that kept me interested the entire time I was reading it. But once I finished, I2.5 stars
The Wicked and the Divine had this special something about it that kept me interested the entire time I was reading it. But once I finished, I was like...that's it?
Even now, I'm not sure I read the same book that seems to have captured the hearts of most of my friends.
So this one is about gods who show up every so often, live for a few years, and then die. I'm not sure if they kill themselves when their time is up, or if they just explode when the timer goes beep. But for whatever reason they aren't given a long life span. This time around they're celebrities. Of the Reality TV/Pop Star sort... And the story is told through the eyes of a fangirl who inserts herself into the whole mess after getting chosen at a concert.
There's a murder, and one of the gods (Lucifer) goes to jail. Which leads us to a subsequent Scooby Dooish investigation to prove her innocence, spearheaded by the doe-eyed teenager.
The young adult version of these gods were fairly unlikable (again, think of reality tv stars), but not nearly as annoying as their obsessed fan. I don't get it! I found the plot sort of nonsensical and confusing, but I thought it would all come together at the end. And it did, a bit. Just not enough for me to want to rave about it. I'm in the minority, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. But I just didn't love-love this one. However, with everyone else singing it's praises?
Well, it looks more like a case of Not My Cuppa, and less like Avoid This Crap! As I mentioned, it wasn't until I was done that I realized I didn't care for the story. Up till then, I was pretty entertained. Also, the artwork was lovely and vibrant, so there's that. If you think this might be something you'd be interested in, check out the glowing reviews from my friends Sesana & Jeff.
As my dear, dear friend Sam mentioned in his review, this is basically teen Spider-Man in space. Not that there's anything wrong with that...3.5 stars
As my dear, dear friend Sam mentioned in his review, this is basically teen Spider-Man in space. Not that there's anything wrong with that... It's definitely not an edgy comic. More of a cute coming of age kind of story. In Space.
I'm enjoying this title, even though there's a lot of cliché things that happen in it. Sam has to try to deal with family problems, girl problems, school problems, and (of course) superhero problems. Life is a balancing act... I like Sam. He's a good kid in an impossible situation, but he loves his family, and it shows.
The plot in this one is fairly simple. Sam, via his helmet, is tracking down all of the dead Nova Corps members. Where this is going to go in the future, I'm not sure, but so far it's interesting.
While doing that, he unknowingly screws up, and (thinking he's helping an innocent victim) enables a bad guy to escape. Thus bringing down the wrath of Beta Ray Bill! Will Bill realize that Sam made a rookie mistake in time to avoid a mash-up?! Neigh!(view spoiler)[Come on...you know you laughed at that one! (hide spoiler)] *cue obligatory fight scene*
Don't worry. They kiss, make up, and ( as soon as Sam finds a replacement babysitter for his little sister) head out together into the stars to right the wrong!
This volume was fun, but not quite as much fun as the first two. Still a good read, though!