Picks of the Week – February 4, 2015

After a few weeks of snow storms, delayed deliveries, and just not having anything to write about, the picks are back.


Superman #38 (DC Comics) – The Men of Tomorrow storyline concludes as Superman faces off against a thoroughly enraged Ullysses.  This issue is getting a lot of attention because it debuts a new super power for Superman.  Granted, there is another major development in this issue, but the new super power is a pretty big thing.

Now, I have been around for a while, and have seen many of the Man of Steel’s powers come and go.  I do remember super-ventriloquism, and super-hypnotism (yes, that was one, too), and all the goofy powers that came with the Superman movies in the 70s and 80s.  This new power, though, does not bother me for a few reasons.  First, it fits with the current interpretation of how Superman’s powers work.  Currently, Superman is basically a giant solar battery.  This new power, the super-flare, works as an expulsion of this collected solar energy.  Secondly, since it leaves Superman completely drained for 24 hours, it is a power of last resort.  There (hopefully) will not be a tremendous reliance upon using this ability against every adversary the Man of Steel faces.  The power is there, but Superman will be less inclined to use it unless it is absolutely necessary.  Again, at least I hope that’s what the writers plan.

Green Lantern #39 (DC Comics) – The Lanterns have been through a lot in recent years.  And, all of this have taken their toll on the Corps reputation.  Now, with New Guardians in charge of the Corps, they have summoned Hal Jordan to deal with this issue.

Nameless #1 (Image Comics) – There are those that believe that there is great power in names.  By letting someone know your name, you give them tremendous power over you.  This is obviously the concept of Grant Morrison’s latest tale.  The hero of this strange Lovecraft style tale is nameless, literally.  Definitely a series to watch.

About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

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