Picks of the Week – March 21, 2012
On a day that was designed to sit outside and read comics (at least in New England), we have a new batch of thrills for your consideration.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Justice League #7 (DC Comics) – After the conclusion of the origin of the Justice League, we skip ahead. The issue itself focuses less on the League than it does on Colonel Steve Trevor, U.S. soldier and bearer of the torch for Wonder Woman. While the League gets the accolades, it’s Trevor who deals with the behind the scenes action. Beginning as a back up story, the origin of Shazam. From news reports, this story will not only bring the classic hero into the new 52, but completely revamp him.
Batman #7/Nightwing #7 (DC Comics) – Two separate issues that serve as two sides of the same coin. Batman deals with the Court of Owls, as Nightwing battles Saiko. The two issues connect as Nightwing learns what the Court of Owls actually had planned for him and his family. The scene plays out in both issues, but the perspectives are different in each, which adds an interesting touch to what we learn.
Wonder Woman #7 (DC Comics) – More Greek Gods walk the earth as Wonder Woman seeks help in liberating Zola from the Underworld. Plus, have you ever wondered whatever happened to the male children of the Amazons?
Green Lantern Corps #7 (DC Comics) – In the wake of the conclusion of the first story arc, we find the Corps honoring their fallen comrades. Guy Gardner is brought before the Guardians to answer for the actions against the Keepers, while John Stewart privately deals with the fact he killed a fellow Lantern. This is a good issue because we see the aftermath of the death of a Lantern on those who cared about him the most: his family.
Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 #1 (Stan Lee Comics/Archie Comics) – To be honest, I was not initially thrilled with the first pages of this book since it seemed like the typical aliens becoming superheroes story. What sets this book apart is Stan Lee, who is not only came up with the concept for the series, but one of the main characters in it. That’s right, this book is the story about how Stan Lee created his latest superhero team.
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