Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Waiting In The Wings -- 9/2/2009

Any new Hawk-stuffs coming to the local comic shops today?  Let's take a look and see!

Cosmic Odyssey TPB -- The Hawks don't play a role in this epic space opera by Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola, but Thanagar does.  Beyond that, I have always wanted to read this series, and this collection looks like a great avenue to do just that.  I have really gotten into Starlin's work over the last few years, so this is hitting at a perfect time for me.

JSA v.5 HC: Black Adam And Isis -- Hawkman does not feature long in this story, essentially being put on a Leave of Absence from the Society right at the start, but it's a pretty pivotal appearance in that one surmises that it leads into Rann-Thanagar Holy War (why he is off-Earth) and Blackest Night (why he is in St. Roch instead of with the Society).  Also, it's a pretty good story in it's own right, focusing on the Marvel family.

Wednesday Comics #9 -- The obvious pick-up, as usual.  Baker's Hawkman story percolated a little slowly at first, but now it's the first one I flip to (right there in it's spot on the last page, every week).  And with a guest spot from Hawkgirl and Batman last week, and one from Aquaman upcoming, it's all good in Hawkworld, uh, so to speak.  The other strips have continued on nicely for the most part, although I think I am one of the very few who seem to really like Deadman.

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