I hope everyone that went out to the New York Comic Con had a lot of fun and got a lot of loot. I spent my weekend working overtime *mumble grumble*. At least it’s new comic day, so it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy our month’s end offerings!
Tom Bondurant’s Pick of the Week
Good to see new issues of Hero Squared, Green Lantern, and Action Comics, but my pick this week is Firestorm #33, the apparent beginning of the end of the cancelled series, barring a Manhunter-like reprieve. It gets what looks like a decent sendoff from writer Dwayne McDuffie, layout artist Dan Jurgens, penciller Ken Lashley, and inker Rob Stull, as Stormy meets Seven Soldiers’ Mister Miracle and the rest of the New Gods. Previous writers Dan Jolley and Stuart Moore (with artists Chriscross and Jamal Igle) made this version of Firestorm a fairly straightforward, enjoyable exercise in superheroics, so I wouldn’t expect anything less from McDuffie. DC has a preview here, and if you like what you read also offers a paperback reprinting the One Year Later issues (#s 23-27)