Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Waiting In The Wings -- 10/21/2009
As near as I can tell, there is no Hawkman or Hawkgirl related stuff on the release list for this week, so I thought I might take a moment to talk about some of the other stuff being released by DC instead.
DCU Halloween Special 2009 -- The Halloween Specials DC has put out since they started the holiday books up again. I remember last year's really being a dud. The Holiday Specials have been better, but I have high hopes for this one. Doubtful we will see the Hawks, but you never know.
Justice League of America #38 -- The beginning of the end for the current team, as this issue apparently features Despero beating the ever-loving crap out of the Justice League in order to facilitate James Robinson's incoming version of the team. I am torn on what I think about the new lineup. I like the "new Trinity" in principle, but I don't really know much of anything about Mon-El nor Donna Troy. Personally I hope that Donna gets a nickname which sticks, for one thing. I am also torn on the former Teen Titans. Cyborg is a good fit, but Starfire I am less sure about. Of course, most of my exposure to Starfire comes from the Teen Titans cartoon, so that is a clouding factor. Atom, GL, GA, Guardian, Congorilla, though: bring it on. Should be a fun ride either way.
Outsiders #23 -- I just want to say that the format and pacing of this storyline is exactly what I want to see in my comics. Hopefully this will continue on once Dan DiDio takes over writing chores.