Pull List Review (December 9 Comics)

Adventure Comics #5: You know, this one wasn’t half bad. After last issue, I definitely didn’t want to read more about Superboy Prime, yet, there I was actually liking some parts of this issue. It was mostly the “meta” stuff where Prime flies into the DC Comics offices and we see Dan Didio screaming like a little girl. :) I thought it was interesting, too, how Prime is able to put on the black lantern ring and is infused with all the emotions from the light spectrum. And way to go DC for listening to me: the ending suggests we won’t hear from Prime for a while (unfortunately, I know better). However, the second feature was again better than the main story, only this time Superboy stars (oh, I get it: Superboy and Superboy Prime in the same book–which happens to be a prime numbered issue. Very clever guys. ;). And I’m sick of the Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 cover homages, especially when they aren’t at all interesting (looking at you, Mr. Ordway).

Booster Gold #27: After the previous issue where I was excited to see how the story progressed, I was disappointed in this.  It wasn’t a bad ending to the Black Lantern Blue Beetle run-in with Booster, but it just didn’t hold the momentum of the previous issue.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #11: See above.

Secret Six #16: Look at that cover. Absolutely beautiful. For some reason, I really like the Black Alice character (ever since Day of Vengeance). So when I saw she was guest starring in this book, I had to get it. The cover was so much delicious icing on the cake. If she joins the comic, I’m so getting it. And/or (are you listening DC?), I’d definitely buy a Black Alice limited series. But as to this actual issue, I found it an interesting reading experience since I know nothing of the comic other than it features villains. It took me a while to figure out who was who since they aren’t in costume, and I still don’t know why the characters are doing what they’re doing, other than for the obvious monetary reason.

Unwritten #8: I struggle with commenting on this comic just because there is so much going on and it is so good. One of the great things about this series (much like Carey’s & Goss’s Lucifer series) is that we don’t have to read about the main character in every issue. Carey is able to tell very interesting vignettes about other, even incidental, characters. This issue we get to know more about the prison warden and his relationship with Tommy Taylor. Great stuff.

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