Monday, August 27, 2012

Weekly Roundup - August 22

Welcome to the weekly roundup where I describe each of my pulled books in one paragraph or less!

So many books. All the books. All the books deserve all the blurbs. Now here are the blurbs. All of them. So many blurbs.

Amazing Spider-Man #692: Some loser kid gets bitten by a radioactive lightning bolt and gets these crazy powers, but then his head swells to the size of Galacticus (not literally; that was a metaphor). Can Peter Parker be the Uncle Ben that this kid needs, or will our new hero decide to take the great power without the great responsibility? Find out as the Alpha saga continues in Amazing Spider-Man!

America’s Got Powers #3: The contest continues as the conspiracy against the powered people gets deeper and more sinister. Not much happens for a limited comic with large time gaps between issue releases.

Batman Incorporated #3: Proposition: Morrison writing Batman from now on forever.

Batman The Dark Knight #12: The Scarecrow is insane, and now we know why. You’d be insane too if it happened to yoooooouuuuu.

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1: For the first time since the start of the Before Watchmen event, one of the books completely fails to understand its titular character. Dr. Manhattan does not move through time. He does not move his consciousness through time. He experiences every moment of his existence at once, all the time, forever. JMS dropped the ball here.

The Flash #12: After a jumble of disconnected, confusing, and disparate stories, The Flash finally brings everything together into a coherent plot involving the Rogues, Flash’s most colorful enemies.

Justice League Dark #12: Mystery. Shadows. Plot. Something big is going down, and Lemire is being a tease with it.

Secret Avengers #30: Max Fury wishes he were a real boy, but the blue fairy is not around to help him. Instead he seeks the aid of some Eldritch abomination.

Superman #12: Superman fights an alien cosplaying as the Predator. There are Russians, too.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13: So many mutants. So many ninjas. A handful of teens. Only four turtles. These ingredients mixed with daring adventure, insane action, emotional drama, and crazy antics make for one amazing comic. This issue exemplifies all of the traits that make TMNT one of the best ongoing series available.

A lot of books. A lot of blurbs. That’s the weekly roundup, and that’s a wrap for this week. Stay tuned for more comic commentary next week, same Ancillary time, same Ancillary Characters!

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