Comics Briefly: Action Comics #894, Batman: The Road Home: Oracle and Ra's Al Ghul, Wonder Woman #604

This was a lame week, overall.
Favorite book this week: Action Comics #894
Least favorite: All the other ones

All comics new in stores on 10/27/10

Action Comics #894
(1st story) Writer Paul Cornell, Artist Pete Woods
(2nd story) Writer Nick Spencer, Pencils by RB Silva

I enjoyed this issue. Nothing too amazing, but solid work here. Much fanfare was heard over the fact that Death was going to be in this issue, and so she was, with her usual flair. I really liked the brief touch on what must pass for theology in the DCU.

The second story was a really fun romp about Jimmy Olsen entertaining some friendly aliens who just want to party. Who is the blond reporter he's talking to? I love her.

Batman The Road Home: Oracle
Writer: Marc Andreyko, Artist: Agustin Padilla

Ugh, this was lame. This is what I have to say about this issue: it was a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Well, that and: why does Oracle have evil-anime-glasses eyes? Like last week's Road Home installments, this suffers heavily from having too many narrators.

Batman The Road Home: Ra's al Ghul
Writer: Fabian Nicieza, Pencils by Scott McDaniel, Ink by Andy Owens

Starts with an ugly cover, proceeds through wildly inconsistent internal art to a boring wrap-up of the plot. Ra's' internal narration doesn't suck, but it can't quite save this issue. These have really been a let down after I liked the first few so much. I just noticed something important, though! I guess these are all technically Bruce Wayne: The Road Home. Oops.

Wonder Woman #604
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, Art and cover by Don Kramer & Michael Babinski

I continue to read these in the store rather than purchase them. While this issue was more badass than the previous, I am not a fan of this storyline, and am only keeping tabs on it in case it becomes completely ludicrous. There is something possibly tantalizing in the tease for the next issue, but I don't really trust the writing to pull it off. The art is very pretty, though. There was even a panel in which I didn't hate the new costume.


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