Picks of the Week – August 24, 2011
Next week sees the end of Flashpoint and the beginning of DC’s New 52 with the release of Justice League #1. But what were the picks of this week?
Justice League America Retroactive 1990s (DC Comics) – This issue, part of DC’s retroactive series is by far the best that has come out. This is because the creative team that made Justice League so much fun to read in the 1990s, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, are back for this retro-issue. Maguire’s artwork is the perfect complement of the mix of action and humor. And yes, “Bwah-Ha-Ha” does appear in the issue.
Justice Society of America #54 (DC Comics) – This issue wraps up not only the Secret History of Monument Point storyline, but the series as well. The issue begins with Jay (the golden age Flash) Garrick attending a funeral six hours after the JSA’s climatic battle with D’Arken. The identity of the fallen member of the JSA is kept a secret, but the story is a fitting wrap up of the series.
The Ultimates #1 (Marvel Comics) – This issue is a bit of a mixed bag in a polybag. The series takes the Ultimates back into a global arena, with teams seeing action across the globe. The issue draws you into the action, though parts of the issue seem incomplete. In particular, the battle between Captain Britain and Thor has no dialogue and sound effects. If the entire issue was like this, it would have reminded me of the famous G.I. Joe #21 (the “silent issue”), but with dialogue throughout the rest of the book, it just feels incomplete.
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