IMJ Capsule Reviews™ – All New Comic Book Reviews for the Week of 10.17.12!.
- I review It and the Atomics #3 and Star Wars: Agent of the Empire – Hard Targets #1
- Jose reviews Marvel Point One #1 and Justice League #13
- Tom reviews Marvel Zombies Halloween and Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #1
- Ian reviews Catwoman #13, Venom #26, Ex Sanguine #1, and Legion of Super-Heroes #13
IMJ Capsule Reviews™ – All New Comic Book Reviews for the Week of 10.10.12!.
If anyone thinks I have been too easy on comics since the start of IMJ Capsule Reviews, you will enjoy this weeks batch.
- I rip into Batgirl #13, Uncanny Avenger #1, and the kick off issues of the Rotworld event: Animal Man #13, Swamp Thing #13, and Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #13.
- Tom Devine takes on MacGuyver #1 and Team 7 #1.
- Ian MacMillan reviews Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers #1, Scarlet Spider #10, Wolverine #314, and Deathstroke #13.
- Jose Melendez dives in Red She-Hulk #58 and Halloween Eve.
Come on by, check out the reviews, join the discussion, tells what you did or didn’t like this week that we didn’t cover.
IMJ Capsule Reviews™ – All New Comic Book Reviews for the Week of 8.29.12!.
It’s up! Check out the premiere IMJ Capsule Reviews.
- All four of us tackle Justice League #12.
- I also take on Superman Annual #1.
- Ian MacMillan reviews of Phantom Lady and Doll Man #1 and FF #21.
- Jose Melendez reviews Angel & Faith #13.
- Tom Devine of A Comic Book Look reviews Spaceman #9.
Check it out and join the discussion. Justice League #12 is already sparking debate.
DC Comics officially revealed that the very first Green Lantern, Alan Scott, will be reboot as a gay character. Considering that when I checked Twitter this morning (and it may still be the same as you read this) both Alan Scott and Green Lantern were trending topics in the US, I have to say there is more people upset with it than welcoming it. The news wasn’t that astonishing to me, he was mentioned a few times when news that DC was turning a perviously straight hero gay was leaked (Martian Manhunter was another, there’s something about the color green). But I will admit I was bit upset, but I didn’t know why.
First, I thought that it might deal with the fact that this will make it impossible for Jade, Alan Scott’s daughter, most likely won’t exist, or be the same person at the very least. She was a great female hero and was the only female Green Lantern I ever really knew about as a kid. But then I remember that Jade was originally put up for adoption, so Alan being gay could easily just switch it that she is adopts by Alan and somehow gets his powers from a blood transfusion ala She-Hulk (I really hope they don’t do the She-Hulk thing, but considering the cheesier thing the New 52 has done, I wouldn’t be surprised).
Then I it came to me, this has nothing to do with Alan Scott. Maybe for the intolerant assholes it is, but for me and I think average comic readers, it is isn’t. It’s that the Earth-2 universe is getting the reboot that promised with the New 52. For the last 9 months, we haven gotten comics that really are not that different from what was coming out of DC before. Backstory is different, a bit, but all in all, there was no real reboot. There is no clean slate and starting over. A state where you say someone on the Justice League, DC’s flagship title, was gay. Why isn’t someone in the main DC universe getting the sexual reboot, why is all the crap we were hoping to see going into Earth-2?
Think about how the dynamic would change if Hal Jordan or Barry Allan or Cyborg were gay. I bet Wonder Woman wouldn’t mind a guy that isn’t leering at her ass during battles.