Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Sunday Review

This week's movie was The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Chapter 15: Daredevils of the Desert (1917) - I always like it when Indy is overwhelmed by the women in his life... which happens... oh, all the time. I thought this one had enough twists and switchbacks to make it fun, then add in that incredible finale. Not bad.

Here are reviews of the DCBS comic books that I've gotten around to reading and reviewing, sorted by the original shipping date:
  • Jan 4th
  • Justice League International #5 - Yay. The team saves the day. Whee. Still not very impressed with this one.
  • Stormwatch #5 - Trying to figure out if I'm impressed or not. Eh. Not bad, just not my cuppa.
  • Peanuts #1 - I never thought I could possibly love a non-Schulz Peanuts, but there are some decent little stories in here. I do tend to find the ones by Schulz best, even before I look to see who did the story.
  • Jan 11th
  • Mister Terrific #5 - Probably the best issue so far, which isn't saying a lot, but it was entertaining and touching. It laid it on a bit thick though.
  • Green Lantern #5 - Sinestro has too much to answer for, so I felt this was handled pretty well. Kind of distressing ending.
  • Resurrection Man #5 - Not enjoying the aspects of Mitch we're learning about now. But then, we never got enough from the previous series. This is one of the few winners for me in the 52.
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold #15 - I enjoy a good Mister Miracle story, and I like it when Batman figures out the obvious. So, fun.
  • Doctor Who #13 - Again, really really rough artwork detracts from my enjoyment of the story. Other than that, a fairly fun story that riffs off Casablanca.
  • Northlanders #47 - Strange ending to this one. This is one of those stories that I'll have to reread from the beginning once the whole tale is done.
  • Jan 18th
  • Green Lantern Corps #5 - Ok, this is just strange. The lanterns were fed by the planet, not by the central battery? My head hurts. I've just about had it with the changes in the new 52, not that *this* change was beyond someone coming up with before the universe got altered.
  • Tiny Titans #48 - Aquaorange! And Aquacow! And Aqua-ohs! I love this book! More Tiny Titans, yeah!
  • Young Justice #12 - So, Talia creates Clayface out of spite, but Tula is on the splash page, thus raising my hopes before dashing them. Hrm.
  • Fables #113 - Ah, this one I know enough about the overall storyline to mostly understand it. Intriguing stuff, but I wanna see what's happening in Oz.
  • The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #2 - This is a very very strange take on Oz, but it's surprisingly enjoyable anyway. Not the best, but it has its moments.
  • Jan 25th
  • Justice League #5 - Still don't like Aquaman's design in this one, but it's a decent enough story. I'm not really keen on the group facing Darkseid before they are even a group, but whatever.
  • Aquaman #5 - Intriguing. Aquaman in the desert, yeah, it happens. Put any normal human in the same circumstances and see if they do any better (aka, fallen out of an aircraft with a piece of shrapnel in their leg). Nice little hook for the next storyline.
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians #5 - Ok, they're in a big thing with a whole bunch of familiar worlds, and the Orange Lantern is the enemy of the folks that live there? This one is pretty strange.
  • Usagi Yojimbo #143 - Soy Sauce! Not my favorite condiment, but I really enjoyed the story in this one. I love how this book is both entertaining and, at times, educational. More like this, please!
  • Feb 1st
  • Justice League International #6 - Lots of set-up and settling. The best bit was with the Iron General and the hair lady. Eh, it's ok. I find Booster annoying and Guy really annoying... but Booster might be the key to fixing the 52 universe, so I'll keep reading.
  • Stormwatch #6 - Sorry, Paul. I like your writing, but I just zero interest in any of the characters, and not enough interest in the whole 52 universe to keep reading this book.
  • Doctor Who #14 - And now we know more about the whole story, and I don't really feel like reading much more because the artwork is just driving me up a wall. Again, not a bad story, although it's getting predictable, but I'm not into that art style.
  • Sergio Aragones Funnies #7 - A couple of touching stories in this one, as a magician is inspired and inspires others and Sergio visits a working artist. There was also a srange one with little people. Overall, a really fun issue.
  • Dark Horse Presents #8 - Beasts of Burden "The View from the Hill" - Wow. I really like the Beasts of Burden and want way more of it. But only if it stays at the same level of quality, so I'm not going to be demanding. But wow, this was good. I keep expecting to be let down, and I'm not.