Pull List Review (April 21 Comics)

Brave and the Bold #33: Wow! What a wonderful story. JMS really topped himself with this one, and it ties wonderfully to one of the best Batman stories (The Killing Joke), but I won’t spoil it for you. Just go read this issue. Also, JMS really knows how to write the female DC characters, so maybe I should check out his Wonder Woman series.

Green Lantern #53: Ooo! The next big bad is introduced. And I love that cover–so colorful! One thing I did not like: Lex Luthor tells Larfleeze that the most valuable thing on the planet is … land. Gag! I am so sick of Johns’s fixation on the character ticks and plot elements from Superman: The Movie. Move on, Mr. Johns, please, move on.

JLA #44: The newest JLA/JSA team-up starts here, and it involves Alan Scott–one of my JSA faves. Alert! Artist complaint: Look at the cover. See Jay Garrick? See how out of proportion he is? Learn to draw your characters better Bagley.

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7 thoughts on “Pull List Review (April 21 Comics)

  1. Eric P. I. June 2, 2010 / 12:59 am

    I don't disagree with your logic, but having Z cast a spell to make Babs bulletproof goes against the nature of the DC universe because it fundamentally changes the characters, which is why the magic heroes don't do something logical (and boring–where's the conflict?) like that in general.But, I still maintain, within the context of the story JMS told, however weak, them not doing anything maintains the credibility of the story as a whole, not just one plot point. We'll just have to disagree on that point.

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  2. the-gaunt-man June 1, 2010 / 11:13 pm

    What would Z do? She's a mage for gods sake! She could work some magic find out more! Make Babs bullet proof! They are heroes, be heroic! Not shrug their shoulders and say "oh, well." That is just not like either charcter.

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  3. Eric P. I. June 1, 2010 / 3:20 am

    Dude, tell me how you really feel! :D While I agree the premise for them not interfering is weak, it is still plausible within the context of the story. All Z knew was that Babs would get shot, not when or who would do it. What would you expect Z or WW to do, exactly? Ok, perhaps tell Babs, which I would have done in their shoes, but what else? Regardless of its flaws, I still enjoyed the story for what it was.And, yes, I do think having your particular viewpoints would make a nice counterbalance to mine, if we ever did a podcast. :)

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  4. the-gaunt-man May 31, 2010 / 11:52 pm

    B&B 33: all great but the story is BULLSHIT! No F'n way those two ladies are going to stand by and let this happen to a dear friend. BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT!If this is how it *really* happend then WW and Z let down Batgirl and if Babs ever found out she should hire a hit squad to take them out! WW and Z go beyond the ends of the earth for their friends and loved ones so this premies is total BULLSHIT!Have I made it clear what I think of the idea of this story? It maybe written well, it may be drawn well. But the idea of it alone is BULLSHIT!Gee, I can't wait for JMS to write WW rolling over all the time and just letting shit happen without an once of effort to try and save a friend. (Yes, I know he won't write it that way but good gravy!)Did the editors let this story fly because they thought it would pull at heart strigs without asking "what would this characters do? Resign themselves to one of their best friends being crippled? What? No way! Get a new story line!"I could go on, but it's not my blog. And see, you wouldn't want to do a podcast with me because no one would want to hear me yell a whole bunch about how this idea, regardless of how well it might have been written, was total BULLSHIT!

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