Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting In The Wings -- 8/12/2009

Is there any new swag coming to your local comic book shop this week featuring our favorite feathered heroes?  Let's take a look.

Blackest Night #2 -- Geoff Johns epic continues, picking up (hopefully) on where the debut issue left off with the murder and subsequent resurrection of Hawkman and Hawkgirl.  I'm on board for this series and hope that the second and following installments can live up to the extremely strong first issue.  That, and that somehow after all the dust has settled that the future of Hawkman and Hawkgirl will be clear.  Well, at least, clearer.

Wednesday Comics #6 -- Got the chance to read Wednesday Comics #4 and the Hawkman strip from #5 last night, and at this point I am comfortable admitting that my initial impression of Kyle Baker's work on the character was wrong.  I still don't like how he handles the art on the helmet, but at this point that is nitpicking.  The cameos last week from Hawkgirl and Batman were great, as was the outerspace battle between the alien fleet and the Hawks' ship, with an assisst from the JLA Satellite.  Where this is heading is anyone's guess but this is the kind of fun, action-oriented stories of which we need more these days.

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