Mind MGMT #22
Matt Kindt guarantees that… well, let’s say things do not improve for our doughty band of psychics in this issue. It’s a pretty tense book that answers a fairly compelling question: If working for “The Management” is so awful, why do so many people do it? As always, a highly recommended book.
The Massive #23
Honestly… while the overall plotline of this book, about water tankers crossing the desert post-ecological disaster, is compelling, this book is beginning to go off the rails in a larger sense when it comes to the character of Mary. A gritty, serious exploration of a post-apocalyptic world doesn’t really need a goofy hippy Gaia spirit, which I’m worried Mary is turning into, even if she is one with an AK-47. Don’t even get me started on a character named Mary being pregnant out of nowhere. It’s still a good book, but it might be hitting the tipping point for some.
Everything this book has been building to over the last two years pays off here. We won’t spoil it, partially because Valiant, no kidding, actually worked a “NO SPOILERS!” watermark into the review copies on top of their usual watermarking, so we’ll respect their wishes. Suffice to say fans of this book are in for a hell of a ride.
Or Grayson #0. At least the set up for Dick’s new series is interesting, and the exposition is couched in the best possible way to couch exposition: A massive fight with Batman. Hard to knock a book that’s mostly a big Batman fight.
Zero Year finally approaches an ending. We’re really looking forward to what comes next on this book; it feels like Zero Year has been going on for years now. At least the payoff has been worth it, in this issue.
Somebody’s stolen a bunch of low-grade villain toys, but who? And what does it have to do with the Barry of the future and his new, violent approach to the Rogues? A pretty interesting issue, and one worth picking up for Flash fans.