Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: Before Watchmen, JaeLee, JuneChung, lenwein
We’re now five weeks into DC’s Before Watchmen series and the world hasn’t cracked in two like some expected. I reviewed Minutemen #1 three weeks ago, commenting that it was an OK comic that showed some promise in future issues once it gets passed that set-up phase. Since then we’ve seen #1s of Silk Spector, The Comedian and Nite Owl, each of which have also been average with only a couple of real talking points between them. So what, if anything, can Ozymandias do to stand out from the crowd?
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: berniewrightson, lenwein, STEVENILES, Swampy, swampy thing
The DCnew52 has been a mixed bag of comics all of varying quality. Controversies, cancellations and second wave titles aside it is no secret that the books giving DC and their readers their best are titles from the ‘Dark’ stable, Swamp Thing and Animal Man particularly. Jeff Lemire, writer of Animal Man, has taken the mantle of DC golden boy as he moves from his inroad ‘Sweet Tooth’ at Vertigo to multiple books at DC proper. Scott Snyder is currently at the helm of both Swampy and Batman where he is currently penning the ‘Court of Owls’ saga which is being heralded as one of the best modern Bats stories ever.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: berniewrightson, DCNew52, lenwein, NathanFairbairn, ScottSnyder, swampthing, YanickPacquette
Issue #2 of Snyder and Paquette’s Swamp Thing is a blinder. With both this book and Animal Man out in the same week I feel like I’m in a Ferrero Rocher advert with Dan DiDio.