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Waiting In The Wings -- 11/19/2008
Any Hawk-related stuff this week? Let's take a look. Justice Society of America Kingdom Come Special: Magog -- Hawkman was not in last week's Superman Special, but it was worth picking up anyway, so I am going ahead and giving a nod to this Special as well. The big Gog storyline which Johns is working in JSoA has been going on for a while now (especially since "Thy Kingdom Come" was essentially the prologue for it) but I have not grown tired of it yet, so I am happy to see it continue for now. Rann-Thanagar Holy War #7 -- Now this one I can pretty much guarantee Hawkman will be in. What does Starlin have in mind, and how does it tie into what Dan DiDio has been telling us? The return of Adventure Comics to the DC lineup further fuels speculation: Will Mystery In Space, perhaps featureing Hawkman and Adam Strange, be the next "classic" title to make a comeback once again? We all have to wait and see, unfortunately.
You know......DC has canceled every book I was getting, created such a morally bankrupt continuity that I can't bring myself to buy books that I've heard are good because of the role they play in the wider, corrupt tapestry of the universe, but I have to say...I might just buy a "Mystery in Space" title if it stared a classic Hawkman.
I understand where you are coming from, on the flipside, because Marvel has been doing that to me for years. I am happier with DC the last few years, possibly because I only started really getting back into DC in the last few years.
If you want a good book without the continuity, you could check out The Brave And The Bold, which is a fun team-up book which typically has nothing to do with anything else.
Thanks for the suggestion Luke! I actually have picked up a few of them, and have found them generally enjoyable. The fact that they often take place OUTSIDE of current continuity, in one way or another, makes it a much more attractive option.
I actually don't buy anything Marvel either except for their 'Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four,' for much the same reasons as my boycott of DC. I'm buying almost purely independent books these days.
I've really been enjoying Atomic Robo, among others.
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