Friday, November 28, 2008

Comics this week

Reign in Hell #5- For all the talk about Final Crisis and Secret Invasion, I think Reign in Hell is the best mini-series event put out by the big 2 this year. Mainly due to the fact that all the characters here are B/C/D-listers, Keith Giffen can go crazy on them. The war turn as Neron now has the upper hand against Satanus and Lady Blaze's forces. The various heroes or villains caught in the middle are now all in the mix as they try to survive a war in the bowels of hell. Blood and casualties on all sides coming up.

Guardians of the Galaxy #7- With all the 'Secret Invasion' tie-ins over, Guardians of the Galaxy has went back to their own stories...just in time to implode as the team spilt up in disgust at Star-Lord's methods. The diverse cast splits and there are no less than 4 different plots going on at the same time here, and they are all interesting! Adam Warlock taking over his church; Moondragon still alive; Rocket Raccoon taking over the main team; Star-Lord in the Negative Zone...what's there not to like?

Nova #19- Nova works best in space. That's what I think, I mean the Novas are the Green Lanterns of Marvel right? So I'm not happy seeing Richard Rider being struck on Earth. The return of the Nova Corps is welcome but writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning need to sent Nova back into space. The 5 new Novas looked unique (Fin Fang Foom's cousin?) and are different from Richard Rider (which is also good) but as long as they are on Earth, it's going to be problems in the long run.