Comics Reviews for Books Shipped on 7/11/07
Comics Reviewed this week include Fantastic Five #1, Green Lantern #21, Countdown #42, and Punisher War Journal #9
Fantastic Five #1 (Marvel)
This issue introduces us to a future where The Thing has kids (and an ex-wife), Franklin is grown (again), and Johnny is married. The team is on the verge of breaking apart because Johnny has been leading while Reed and Sue have been away, and their return has left Johnny feeling like it might be time to form his own group with his wife.
Doctor Doom returns in this issue as well, and his plan for destruction is classic. The book ends with a great cliffhanger, and just plain feels good. This is where the Fantastic Four would have been in the 80s had the Marvel world continued to age like it did when Stand and Jack where at the helm of the Fantastic Four.
I look forward to more of this. Go buy it.
Green Lantern #21
I love what they’ve done to Kyle, and I can only hope that it lasts for a while. I don’t want him that way forever, but it’s nice to see the tables turned, and Kyle in that position. Sinestro’s War seems to only be one piece of a much larger puzzle in the DCU, and I have to say I find that upsetting too. I wish they’d scale it down a bit, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out by not buying every book they publish.
All in all, this is a good issue, and another interesting chapter in the Sinestro Corp saga. I look forward to seeing how it plays out.
by Several People including Paul Dini
I want to keep getting this book, but it’s going to have to pick up soon.
Punisher War Journal #9
I can’t wait to see how this storyline with the Hate Monger ends, and I truly hope Frank gets his wish and gets to “shoot this guy in the face”.
I don’t know that any Marvel villain has deserved it more.