Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green Lanterns

Title: Green Lantern Corps: The Dark Side of Green
Author: Dave Gibbons
Publisher: DC
My take: Have I mentioned I love Guy Gardner?

Spoiler-free synopsis: Two great stories centered on Guy. Well, being pretty mean to Guy actually. First he joins a questionable side-group of the Corps and second, he’s framed for murder.

Title: Green Lantern: Agent Orange
Author: Geoff Johns
Publisher: DC
My take: DC sure loves them some Hal Jordan.

Spoiler-free synopsis: In the leadup to Blackest Night, we’re being introduced to the other members of the emotional spectrum. Here we get Blue. We also get the titular orange. Which is AWESOME.

Seven Soldiers - two flavors!

Title: Seven Soldiers 1-4
Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: DC
My take: Well-written, but definitely not my cup of tea

Spoiler-free synopsis: The stories of seven different people, who pretty much never meet, but who all have a piece in stopping a great evil

Title: Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives 2
Author: Various
Publisher: DC
My take: Oh God. Golden Age comics. That’s really all I have to say.

Spoiler-free synopsis: A loose collection of heroes group together to stop the machinations of various and sundry golden-age baddies.

One Piece 23-38

God, so far behind. These are going to start getting lumped together

Title: One Piece Vol. 23-38
Author: Eiichiro Oda
Publisher: Viz
My take: I admit to preferring the anime, but it’s great to be able to compare the two

Spoiler-free synopsis: Fifteen volumes in three months is a lot, but it was so very worth it. Spanning from the end of Arabasta through Jaya and Skypeia and into the Aqua Laguna section of Water 7, it is in a way largely the story of Robin and an expansion of the One Piece universe.