Future’s End #17
Why is Superman wearing a mask? It’s something that’s been a question in the New 52, and we finally get an answer. Well, answers. It’s a solid issue with a lot of plot momentum, but all the various threads in this book are a bit annoying to juggle, and it raises the question of why this isn’t just, say, a rotating book with two stories or something. Still, a fun read.
Guardians Of The Galaxy #18
Ed McGuinness has a lot of fun with the layouts, but unfortunately, Brian Michael Bendis just can’t get to the point and… the book ends on a cliffhanger. But it’s got some funny moments, and some great fights, so if you love Marvel’s cosmic universe, this will be a fun read.
The Massive #26
This book of ecological destruction is rushing towards its end, and honestly, it’s a heck of a ride. Mary’s true nature is a bit tough to swallow, but it’s certainly a twist, and the book itself is still a heck of a read.
X-O Manowar #28
This book’s side trip into exploring the past of the Armor Hunters has been a smart turn for the book. Robert Venditti does a superb job exploring why these guys are driven to do what they do, which is essentially kill entire worlds in order to save them. It’s a vivid, rich plot line with a moral complexity rarely seen in superhero comics. Highly recommended.
Geoff Johns and John Romita really start firing on all cylinders here: The comparisons between Ulysses and Superman are becoming much less important than the contrasts, and The Machinist is an interesting villain, here. Good, solid, fun superheroics.