This is a two-comic week. Kinda glad, as the previous two weeks were heavier. Nothing too fancy this time.
Brightest Day #18
Well that was a very short read. It barely feels like anything happened? The Hawkman/woman storyline is the weakest one in the book but it appears to be over, for the most part. I did like how, as in any good Hawkman story, the villain is defeated with blunt, stupid violence. Next issue promises more Aquaman stuff, which should be a step up. Not a great book but when the weakest comic in my pull list opens with Captain Cold whaling on Captain Boomerang, I could be doing alot worse.
Best of the week: Avengers Academy #8
Holy crap. The previous issue was fairly weak but maaan this issue more than made up for it. Gage does a great job of putting some closure on the whole Tigra assault plot, for one. But the real strength of this issue, and the book as whole, is that he has his teenage characters legitimately acting like teenagers (particularly damaged ones, at that). That means we get developments like the one in this issue, where they do something stupid and appalling and, yet, completely believable. McKone’s very expressive faces continue to be a great fit for the book.
So yeah, short week, but Avengers Academy was a welcome surprise. Definitely one of Marvel’s better books and a pretty cool team book in its own right.
HIVE OF SCUM. AIN’T NOTHIN BUT A PARTY.