Title: Blackest Night: Superman #1
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose w/Julio Ferreira
After what I thought were some minor setbacks last week with Blackest Night #2 and BN: Batman #1 it seems that the tone for this series is back on track. What I really liked about Blackest Night #1 was the “horror flick” feel to it and that’s exactly how this book plays out. A small town being attacked by an alien threat. It reminds me of the film Slither and even the Luna Brothers’ comic Girls. Except instead of slugs and naked women attacking the townsfolk you have a zomiefied Earth-2 Superman.
There is another dead DC character which comes back as a Black Lantern but I really don’t want to give away who it is. Most of the book has Superman and the formerly dead Superboy teaming up to take on Earth-2 Supes. What they weren’t expecting though was for E-2 Supes to have an ace up his sleeve and it makes for an interesting cliffhanger.
I am interested about this fascination the Black Lanterns have with the once dead DC heroes. Wonder where DC is going with that. And though it hasn’t been explained yet I am assuming that the Black Lantern’s rings power levels are being charged by the murders that the ring bearers are committing. The book read a little to quickly but that’s my only real complaint.
Title: Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama #1
Writer: Elliott Serrano
Art: Ariel Padilla
What can I say about Ash Saves Obama that hasn’t been said already. It is quite terrible and hackneyed in every sense of those words. And by “terrible and hackneyed” I mean quite well done and surprisingly entertaining. I think Elliott did the best he could do with what he was given and to be honest his best was more than enough.
I mean, come on, it’s another Obama comic. But Elliott wrote the story being fully aware of how out of hand this trend has become and that’s why it works. I do like how you don’t see Obama’s face throughout the interior of the book. It’s a good gag that makes Obama’s “appearance” seem a little less exploitative…but not really.
In my opinion the art on this book is the best art that has ever graced the pages of an Elliott Serrano comic. Whenever the art doesn’t detract from the story, that‘s a good thing. And that’s all I got to say about that.
You guys don’t know how much it pains me to give this book a decent review but there it is. Anyway, Comic Book Club already gave this comic a thumbs up so what the hell more do you need to know? Those guys are never wrong.
Title: Invincible #65
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Art: Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn
If the Invincible comic was a cute, nerdy women who wore glasses and excepted me for the full on geek that I am then, with consent of course, I would make sweet, sweet love to it 24/7 until I died with a smile on my face.
And that’s my review.
Look for a much more detailed review of Invincible #65 next week on the CCW Video Channel.