Who has two thumbs and didn’t flip a table in rage this week?!

Ow, my aching wallet. How did I end up with nine books this week?! DC, you’re a tricky, tricky company. Anyway, we have our third round of #2’s today, plus a crossover between DC and IDW. Star Trek meets the Legion!

Not a lot of people are aware of this, but I’m a pretty big Star Trek fan. Next Gen, specifically. My dad and I used to watch all the Star Trek shows together when I was a kid. Heck, he was the one who got me into science fiction in the first place. Though I will admit, I never really got into the Star Trek comics. Still, Spock meeting Brainiac 5 had better be awesome, or I’m flipping a table. Huh. I think the story here is that they switched universes, but only the crew of the Enterprise and select members of the Legion. Well. Okay then.

In almost complete opposition to Legion Lost, Legion of Superheroes is turning into a damn good read. On one side of the story, Brainy, Glorinth, Professor Li, and Dream Girl are trying to see if they can reach the 21st century via time bubble, though that era is seemingly blocked by the events of Flashpoint. On the other side of the story, Daxamites gone wild. The art is fantastic, too, which is always a good sell for me. I feel like it’s a bit too soon to say that this is going to be one of my regularly bought issues, but I’ll wait and see.

Birds of Prey is now an official pass for me. There will be no review. Sorry. It’s just not worth it.

There’s a lot about Catwoman that I can’t stand. The opening pages have all been awful so far, and the art is horrific. But there’s a solid story in there, underneath all the terrible, so I can’t help but respect that Judd Winick is trying. He’s failing, but damnit, he’s trying.

After the shaky start Red Hood and the Outlaws had, I was pleasantly surprised by the second issue. It was funny, it had a good amount of action, and as always, it’s got amazing art. The story behind the…ancient ninja clan that Jason was trained by finally sees the light, and of course Talia was the one behind their introduction. Good to see that Death in the Family and Under the Hood are still canon storylines, by the way. Roy and Kory don’t feature a lot this issue, but when they do, I sort of find Roy to be incredibly irritating. Kory is much better this issue, both in term of natural-looking movements, and in terms of clothes. Seriously, that outfit when she met Jason and Roy at the airport? Kory was channeling a businesswoman from the 80’s. Outstanding. I’m going to keep buying this book for now, it seems to be getting better.

Nightwing is consistently fantastic. Two issues, both great. I’m smiling so hard, I can’t even tell you. This month’s issue picks up right where the last one left off, with Dick fighting the masked assassin. But that’s not what has me hooked. After losing his opponent in order to save a carload of people, Dick returns home, only to be ‘awoken’ by Raya, his old friend from Haly’s Circus, who needs him to take her to Atlantic City as quickly as possible. Why? Mr. Haly, the owner of the circus, is dying, and he plans to leave the circus to Dick. Why? Why not. Guilt, maybe. The knowledge that if his parents had never died, Dick would have never become Nightwing (yes, the old man had figured it out). Either way, it basically kicks off the plot of the next few issues. There’s a secret at the heart of Haly’s Circus, and it’s Dick’s secret now.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fan of Supergirl. I’ve always liked the character, loved how she was treated less like Superman’s side kick and more like his equal. And I think Michael Green feels the same way. It’s pretty obvious, after she stops punching him through things, that Clark wants to talk to Kara as a fellow Kryptonian, as well as a family member. He wants to explain, not talk down to her. And their conversation is executed beautifully. This may not be my favorite female-lead book, but it’s definitely in my top 5 favorite series’ of the new 52.

The second issue of Green Lantern Corps is a frackton of exposition and action sequences, and people yelling. I don’t really know what else to say about it. I read it, but nothing really jumped out at me and stuck to my consciousness. It’s like the book exists to exist, and that’s all. Hm. Not pleased about that.

I know a lot of people have had problems with the Blue Beetle book, but truthfully? I like it. Then again, don’t trust my judgement, I also like Ace of Bass and the remake of The Haunting non-ironically. This is the first issue we get to see the rebooted Scarab in action. Like before, Jaime is learning as he goes along, though it’s good to see that he still opts for non-lethal attacks and worries about Paco’s safety above all else. The art is…questionable at times,”Translated from Spanglish” moments, so that’s good. This is a solid second issue and while the solicits for later issues have worked me into a bit of a rage frenzy, I’m just going to enjoy this book for now.

That was this week in comics. Right now, it’s raining, and I can’t quite figure out how I’m going to get home. Also, I’m very hungry. So with those distractions on my mind, I leave you.

Attention South Florida comic fans! Tate’s Comics is having their annual Halloween sale this weekend! Comics 5-for-a-dollar under the tent, or fill up a longbox for $35! Even more savings in-store, visit their website or Facebook page for full details.

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