Hey guys, Justin here from the Comic Book Tesseract. I wasn’t able to make the show this past week, but I still wanted to chime in on a few of the items discussed.
My wife read this before I did. She hasn’t been keeping up with the new 52, so her first question was “Why is Sinestro purple?” After a lengthy and impassioned description of the plot thus fartm, she still didn’t fully get it. Quite frankly, I don’t blame her. Plot-wise, this title has been all over the map. Regardless though, I enjoy what’s going on in the story right now and what it suggests will be happening in the near future. Moreso, I want the little old Indigo Tribe man to be called Gargamel by Guy Gardner. For some reason, Guy seems like the one that would do it.
Scott Snyder could steal one of my french fries and I would not feel obligated to kill him. My personal appeal to DC is: Please, let him work as much as he wants on whatever he wants. The world of comics needs more Scott Snyder.
Suicide Squad -> Resurrection Man
Unlike Jason, I read these in order and have to agree that it made all the difference in the world. It’s a quick one-off story for both books, but leaves lots of room open for further shenanigans in the future. I wouldn’t be shocked to see this interaction happen again.
I wasn’t really impressed by this. The premise felt great, but this issue just didn’t have the visceral punch that a first issue needs in order to survive. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still enjoyable without a doubt; but I just don’t know if there’s enough here to force itself into my (now more fiscally-responsible and slimmed down) pull list.
Dan the Unharmable
“The Super-Dude abides.” Jason has it right in that he is the slacker Übermensch. If forced to choose between indie book premieres this week, I would select this one over Higher Earth. The art in this harkens back to Ellis’ Transmetropolitan with its gritty depiction of urban street life and the story jumps right in with both feet. No fiddling around, no slow burn.