This is actually a pretty weak week of books. Consisting mostly of Dark Reign tie-ins, the post San Diego Comic Con week often sees this drought.
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps. #3 – Two tales of the origin of some Green Lantern members as well as a cool director’s commentary on Blackest Night #0. If you haven’t been reading Green Lantern this three issues definitely gives you a general idea of what you missed.
Dark Reign: Hawkeye #4 – What I thought was just an interesting tale of Hawkeye/Bullseye actually is filled with past continuity. If you’re a Bullseye/Hawkeye fan, it’s worth the buy.
Dark Reign: the Hood #3 – We get more of a look at the man behind the Hood.
Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #2 – This very well could become the best “Dark Reign” mini-series to launch. Great storytelling showing their plan in flashbacks and only hinting at the bigger picture. This very much has the feel of the movie The Usual Suspects. Overall, really well done so far.
Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-man #2 – Venom/Spider-man decides to make trouble for the Mayor. Entertaining storytelling and fun art. A good read.
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #3 – Another excellent Dark Reign mini-series. Will the two teams work together and what’s the bigger picture that’s going on?
Dark X-Men #2 – The story of how Cloak & Dagger, Weapon Omega, and Daken joined Osborn’s Dark X-Men.
Fantastic Four #569 – I haven’t been a huge fan of Mark Millar’s work on Fantastic Four. What was promised to be a return to it’s roots and great story with big ideas turned into a disconnected story, a big fight, and some issues with continuity with the rest of the Marvel Universe. A new creative team is right around the corner. I think I’ll give it a few issues to make my final decision as to whether this series is dropped.
the New Avengers #55 – The nuclear bomb in the power wars is dropped as cracks continue to show in the Hood’s crew.
Secret Warriors #6 – The Howling Commandos and Secret Warriors take on Hydra as Fury continues to build his army.
Thunderbolts #134 – We’ve recently learned Norman has a traitor in the midst of his Thunderbolts team, but the twist wasn’t all it seemed. Prepare for one hell of a last page.
Unknown Soldier #10 – The series looks at celebrity and does it accomplish anything. A very serious issue which leaves the reader with a lot to think about. If you have an interest in African issues, this is a must read.
War of Kings: Ascension #4 – This marks the end of this War of Kings limited series. I don’t remember Darkhawk a lot but the background that was woven was enough to get me interested. We’ll see what’s next for the character.
X-Men Forever #4 – The team takes on Storm, that’s pretty much all that happens. Welcome to the 90’s X-Men.