Welcome to another installment of What Looks Good! Here’s a look at a few choice cuts from the Big Two, arriving in stores this week:
Art Ops #1, $3.99
Art comes to live and causes chaos! Mike Allred is drawing this, but I think he’s also on the new Silver Surfer book, so I wonder how long he’ll be around.
Batman Adventures Volume 3 TP, $16.99
This collects issue #21-27 and annual #1 of the comic book off shoot of Batman: The Animated Series. It really is as good as you’ve heard.
Cyborg #4 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Regular Cover), $2.99
I’m on the fence with this book. It feels, well, I think “safe” is probably the word. A technological threat from another dimension/time, targeting Cyborg, his friends, and anyone who has bionics of any kind seems a little on the nose for a character called “Cyborg.” Vic has been trudging through cliche for so long that I’m really hoping we see him go in another direction. I want more character work in this series then I’m getting.
Is this the best book DC publishes? It very well might be. The first dozen or so issues reminded me an awful lot of “Global Frequency,” which is incredibly high praise. I also absolutely love that they’re picking up on threads Morrison introduced in his run on Batman, a run that DC seems afraid to embrace because so much of it took place pre-New 52.
Justice League Darkseid War Batman #1, $3.99
And speaking of Morrison’s Batman run, we get an actual Bat God to go along with the one everyone complained about. I think if I were 20 years younger, I’d love everything Geoff Johns writes. But I’m not.
This has been a fun, entertaining series, and I hope it gets a second volume like DC has suggested.
Sandman Overture Special Edition #6, $4.99
There have been times when I’ve regretted waiting for the collected editions of certain comics. This is not one of those times, particularly since the hardcover is supposed to come out next month.
This book is a lot like “Cyborg” in that I really want to like it, but so far it’s left me lukewarm. I think the problem is that I expected a book about a movement and so far it’s been a book about a handful of kids with little idea what they’re doing. Maybe it will turn into the book I thought it would be. I hope so.
Captain America Sam Wilson #2 (Daniel Acuna Regular Cover), $3.99
I really enjoyed the first issue and not just because it made so many people angry over absolutely nothing at all. But I will add this, regarding Sam and Misty: NO. Just…just no. Maybe it’s because Secret Wars: Secret Love is so fresh in my head, but Danny and Misty are too good to ruin. Here’s hoping that the physically impossible cover featuring Sam in lip lock with Thor means the whole Misty thing won’t happen.
Not really my bag, but I’m glad Marvel is bringing this series back. I know there’s an audience for it, one that probably doesn’t even know it yet, and won’t, unless Marvel sticks with it. I don’t know that this really makes her addition to New Avengers make any more sense, though, but I suppose the more exposure she has, the better the chance that her solo title will survive, which is a good thing.