Robot 6 offers a “cheat sheet” of what we’re looking forward to this week in terms of new comic releases, including some new Sergio Aragones, some recent Thor, old Green Lantern and the Sacrifice collection by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose. Read more
What’s on your “cheat sheet” this week?
Jim Lee’s cover to Justice League #11
Caleb reviews comics
Caleb reviews a whole bunch of comics over at his own blog, including Green Lantern #10.
I had three thoughts about this issue, beyond the usual, “Hee hee, Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern is pretty silly” and “Doug Mahnke and his posse of inkers draw cool shit.” 1.) Hal Jordan says “ass;” I sometimes like to imagine the Hal Jordan in old Silver and Bronze Age comics saying the same dialogue he says today, “Stop screaming about the bank robbers lady, I’ll save your ass.” “You asked for it, Invisible Destroyer—I’m going to kick your invisible ass.” “I’ve got a date with Carol tonight, Guardians of the Galaxy; you can take my ring, my lantern and my oath to serve and protect all the goofy spacemen in Sector 2814 and shove ‘em up your little blue asses.” Like that. 2.) Sinestro has been in prison for…well, not for very long, really, but his hair and mustache are always so immaculately groomed. I really want to see a scene of him shaving some day. He’s gotta do it at least once a day, maybe even twice a day. Does he have clippers in his space apartment, or does he use his power ring? 3.) The second-in-command Indigo Tribesman, Munk, just looks like a peach-skinned Thanos, doesn’t he?
Alan Scott and readers through the ages
by Tom Bondurant
My parents were born in 1942, four years too early to be baby boomers. It also means they were just the wrong age to be exposed heavily to either the Golden or the Silver age of superhero comics. By the time they would have started to read, the Golden Age was half over; and when the Silver Age started in 1956, they were too old to be interested. I confirmed this with my dad, who has vague recollections of the original superheroes, but whose comic collection included more Archies and Little Lulus. (Had I known how much 21st-century hipster cred this would have given me, I’d have pressed him harder about those ….)
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