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Written by Billy Tucci; Art by Billy Tucci; Cover by Billy Tucci and Mark Sparacio
I generally do not like war comic books. Most of them all seem the same, especially when I was younger and every single one of them was set in WW2. This book however, is a phenomenal exception to the rule. While it is set during WW2 it also has the distinction of being set during real events. Billy Tucci has done an amazing amount of research to keep this a fairly accurate tale based on actual events and incorporating DC’s war heroes into the mix. I have had the pleasure of seeing most of the original pencils for this issues and they are amazing.A look at the last panel of the book gives you some idea of what they look like. I hope that in the trade there is ample room to show more of them. Unfortunately, I feel some of the beauty of the work is lost in the light palette that was chosen to color the book. The narration style is perfect for this book and I can not wait to see future issues. I believe this will stand out as one of the best war stories ever told once it is completed. Overall it gets a 5 out of 5 Batmen.
Its that time again, a sentence or two review and a rating.
Amazing Spider-Man #575
I have hated most of the post OMD stories, but this one was fun. Great new take on an old villain.
3 out of 5 Spider-Villains.
Avengers The Initiative #18
A lot of Skrull reveals and a well told Secret Invasion Tie In. 4 out of 5 New Avengers.
Final Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns #1
Awesome story introducing not one but two new colors of Lanterns. Great artwork as well. 5 out of 5 Green Lanterns.
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Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes
This issue is the conclusion to the Second Coming storyline featuring the JLA versus Anansi the trickster god. Anansi is also the god of stories so leading up to this point he has taken all of the origins of the JLA and spun different versions of them. The only member of the team left who has to try to restore things is Vixen. The beginning of the story shows Vixen gaining her animal totem powers back which she has been without since the series started. Vixen hunts down Bruce Wayne who fights crime as the Paladin an assassin who kills off criminals. She also runs into a very different Green Lantern. They take her to the Fortress of Solitude where Wonder Woman is mourning the death of her husband Superman. After a magic lasso lie detector test , Wonder Woman agrees to get this dimensions version of the JLA back together to fight Anansi. In the end it turns out that all of this has taken place inside of Vixen’s totem and was a test by Anansi to see if she was worthy of helping him in a coming crisis. Overall a nice conclusion to the story that leaves some possible threads for a follow up. There is some great artwork by Benes in this issue and the alternate JLA has some great looks to it. Overall this issue gets 4 out of 5 Silver Age JLAers.
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Not enough time to give every book from the past week a detailed review so here is just a quick line or two of some of the more notable and a rating:
Batman and The Outsiders #12 : Decent artwork, Interesting to see the new direction. 3 out of 5 Batmen
Birds of Prey #123: A Joker/Oracle almost showdown, and a last page that makes next issue a must have. 4 out of 5 JLAers.
Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who #1: Cool collection of formerly UK only stories. But then I do have a soft spot for all Dr. Who Things. 5 out of 5 future JLAers.
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