Happy Labour Day everybody. Yes, I’m working on Labour Day. A lot of people have the day off but I need to do some stuff today that can’t wait. I won’t have time tomorrow morning to do today’s paperwork and Tuesday’s paperwork before we have to open. I also have to get our paper recycling put out by the curb because they pick up Monday night even though it’s a holiday.
I started off the day in a great way by going fishing with my brother-in-law George. We landed 22 fish and had some beauties get away. The lake was calm and the fish were active.
National Comics: Looker #1 – She’s come a long way since her Outsiders days. Gone is the gaudy one-legged spandex body suit to be replaced by a couture leather jacket and skinny jeans. I may have a deeper appreciation for the high fashion setting because I’m a big fan of Fashion TV. Yes, I know what Jimmy Choos are and who Cindy (Crawford), Naomi (Campbell), Kate (Moss) and Claudia (Schiffer) are. Hey, it’s beautiful women and gorgeous clothes, what’s not to like? W-Ian Edginton and A-Mike Miller revamped the character beautifully. I especially liked the art. If cover artist Guillem March ever needed help on Catwoman, Mike should be the guy.
Steed & Mrs. Peel #0 – I had a crush on Diana Rigg when she was on the Avengers TV show. It must have been the accent and the mini-skirts. This comic book adaptation by W-Mark Waid and A-Steve Bryant was very disappointing though. My first reaction upon opening up the cover was “ugh, the art is terrible” and it got worse as I continued to read. When a comic book doesn’t catch your eye when you flip through it, you’re not going to buy it. I don’t understand why Boom Studios would put such an inferior looking product on the racks and expect fans to commit their dollars to it.
Phantom Lady & Doll Man #1 – See, this is what I’m talking about. You’ve got nice art by P-Cat Staggs and I-Tom Derenick and it makes you want to read Ws-Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti’s story about how Jennifer becomes Phantom Lady and Dane becomes Doll Man. I just might finish reading the rest of this 4-issue mini about this crime fighting couple.
Powers #11 – Hey, there’s no letters pages. Crappydoodles. The extra bonus with reading Powers was W-Brian Bendis’s letters pages. They’re always fun and informative. This wrap-up of the Powers series (again) finishes up the Golden Ones story in cataclysmic fashion. What is up with Bendis and giant tidal waves? Bendis and Oeming clean the slate for the next incarnation of Powers set to hit the racks so that we can continue to follow the exploits of Pilgrim and Walker. Yay.
Justice League #12 – OMG, didja see the cover? Superman and Wonder Woman making out as the world turns. Holy paparazzi Batman. This is why people are buying two copies? It burns me because they could have bought one Justice League and a copy of Phantom Lady or Looker and got to read one and a half good comics instead of a so-so one and have one bagged and boarded to waste space in a box. Readers have stopped buying this book because the writing has not been that interesting and the art left much to be desired. A stunt like this only cheapens the title. I hope the creators can get back to engaging us soon.
American Vampire #30 – Forget Superman and Wonder Woman, Pearl and Henry’s vampire and human love story is much more compelling, but will it survive the ultimate betrayal?
The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #2 – I just know that the cavalry will come riding to the rescue but that’s okay. The tension is still palpable because of the players involved.
Morning Glories #21 – This is a book that I have invested a lot of time and brain power to and that is why I still read it despite getting frustrated and confused at times. I am waiting patiently for the pay-off because W-Nick Spencer and A-Joe Eisma are still doing a fine job of keeping me entertained.
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