Hope you had a good new year. My archiving continues. I called this my "Five of Kinds" for my "52 Pick Up" series of reviews. I reviewed the fifth issue of three different comics. Seemed like fun at the time. Plus I thought it was a quicker way to write reviews (as the intro below shows).
Originally published January 28, 2012. Edited for clarity.
Sorry to keep you waiting as we struggle to post and create new material amidst jobs and other responsibilities. All of the New 52 titles have hit the issue #5 mark. I have some books I haven’t reviewed up to this point that I want to review in bulk. For now, let’s review some books I’ve touched on in past weeks.
I see why Rich Johnston compares this one to a Vertigo comic. This one messed with all the reader's heads. It takes a special writer of a character that has to live on as a property to give you a story with a genuine cliffhanger that makes you wonder what the hell happened and what's next? And whereas Tony Daniel's Detective Comics seemed to cheat at the end of the last story line with last minute revelations, it feels like the next issue of Batman will have some genuine surprises and reveals.
No spoilers here (the book came out last week anyways) except to say it's good to read a story that takes Batman out of his element and makes him lose control. Here, he's more human and less of an omnipresent science God. Hats off to Scott Snyder. Plus Greg Capullo continues to produce compelling art and some of the best covers I've seen for The New 52. I just might have to collect this story once it's done, which would make it the first Batman collection I've picked up since the first Mad Love trade came out.
Justice League #5