New Comics Wednesday (8/17/11)

I think this goes down as one of the shortest lists for me in recent memory. After having such long weekly lists of comics, this is oddly refreshing.

  • Daredevil #2
  • Flashpoint: Wonder Woman & the Furies #3
  • JLA #60
  • LSH #16
  • Spider Island: Amazing Spider-Girl #1
  • Zatanna #16

The Halcyon trade is also releasing today, and I cannot wait to get that.

I tweeted this yesterday, but I had an opportunity (thanks to the $1 price of these comics from Fearless Readers Online) to read several Flashpoint tie-in number one issues. Specifically, I read Abin Sur–the Green Lantern, Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager, Hal Jordan, Legion of Doom, and The Outsider. When the Flashpoint tie-ins were first announced, Legion of Doom and The Outsider were the only ones of those I weren’t already buying that interested me because the latter was just different (Who is he? How is he so powerful?) and the former was ostensibly about the villains, and I love a good villain book. However, I only found the two Green Lantern titles to be enticing, especially Abin Sur. It’s ironic because out of the ones listed above, I thought I like them the least! Hal Jordan is just fun to see Hal unburdened by the responsibility of being a Green Lantern. Abin Sur grabbed my attention because Abin Sur has become so much more of a character ever since Secret Origin and Blackest Night, and this comic helps complete that journey (even though it’s set in an alternate timeline). Plus, you get references to the Green Lantern movie, from the way Sinestro looks to the Guardians and their long, red robes as they sit atop those columns. I will have to go buy issues 2 & 3 of Abin Sur.

What about you? Been surprised by something you’ve read recently? Let me know!

2 thoughts on “New Comics Wednesday (8/17/11)

  1. Eric P. I. August 20, 2011 / 10:57 am

    I knew I was forgetting a major Abin Sur storyline somewhere! Yes, I have read Secret Origin and enjoyed that quite a lot. I love the retconned relationship between Abin and Sinestro.


  2. Leonard Snart's Gun August 17, 2011 / 10:15 am

    You should check out Green Lantern Secret Origins (collects GL 29-35).


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