Brightest Day #12- After last issue’s disaster, I am glad to say writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi have managed to right the ship. The main thing they did; move the series away from Firestorm. The main character this issue is the Martian Manhunter and his psychic drag-out fight with D’Kay Drazz. One thing that I extremely like was the psychic nature of the fight. The flow of the contest between the two was wonderful and the trick at the end…brilliant. Now they just need to prematurely stay away from Firestorm.
X-23 #1- Sigh, it just had to happen. After a great first issue which dealt with X-23’s character, writer Marjorie Liu has been dragged kicking and screaming into the mini-event that is “Wolverine in Hell.” Liu did the best she could but the main problem is that the “Wolverine in Hell” is boring, so even the addition of Gambit is no help. Too bad because I thought this series could have went somewhere after the first issue.