Okay, I have to admit that I loved the television show Buck Rogers and the 25th Century. (Yes, even in Season 2 when they joined Hawk on the Searcher in an obvious Star Trek rip off). This series has absolutely nothing to do with that show. Except that it feahttp://www.weebly.com/weebly/main.php#tures supporting cast members Wilma Dearing, Princess Ardala , Doctor Heur and Kane. And that it, too, is awesome! Given what has been set up in the book, I kind of doubt that there will be any romance between Buck and Wilma except in that awkward Back to the Future parking scene. This issue continues the exciting opening arc as Buck finds out more about his new home in the 25th Century and continues to long for the past he left behind. Writer: Scott Beatty; Artist: Carlos Rafael; Cover: John Cassada.
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Oh my goodness, you really need to read this book for one of the creepiest panels of the year. Not to mention the potential for some good old fashioned necrophilia involving Beast Boy. Most importantly, I think a scene with Hawk and Dove gives away a very large piece of the lantern color mystery. Of course Hawk is rage red, but Dove is . . . . Go read the issue. Writter: J.T. Krul; Artist and cover: Ed Benes and Rob Hunter; Variant cover by Brian Haberlin.
Elektra was Daredvil's first love to kick it. Luckily, she got better (it is comics after all). Unfortunately, her characterization since her rebirth has been rather inconsistent. She has been a monk, a dojo-owning pacifist and a cold blooded killer. In the early days of the Secret Invasion storyline, it was discovered that Elektra had been replaced by a Skrull and that the real Elektra was held captive by the Aliens. Apparently, at the end of Secret Invasion, Elektra was taken into custody by HAMMER, which is where this series starts. This has been a great ride and a very enjoyable series that has helped bring Elektra back to her dark roots. This issue lets us know when she was abducted by Skrulls and exactly why all those assassins are after her. Bullseye/Dark Hawkeye and the real Wolverine guest star. Writer: Zeb Wells; Pencils: Clay Mann; Inks: Mark Pennington; Colored By: Matt Hollingsworth; Lettered By: Vc - Cory Petit
Once again, I bought this story as individual issues. They tell the origin of Atom Eve, who is my favorite character in the Invincible Universe. C'mon, who out there wasn't pulling for her to get her man, Invincible. Of course, this story take place long before Invincible gets his powers. It is enjoyable nonetheless. At $5.99, this trade is a good place to catch up on the story before the sequel Invincible Presents: Atom Eve & Rex Splode begins in October. Writer: Benito Cereno Art: Nate Bellegarde And Bill Crabtree Cover: Nate Bellegarde & Fco Plascencia
Okay, I admit it. Gail Simone can do no wrong in my mind. Her Birds of Prey series was incredible and her current Secret Six is some of the greatest stuff in print. Since she has taken over Wonder Woman, she has been hitting each issue out of the park. This one is no exception. For bonus points, the story guest stars original Bird of Prey Black Canary. This issue features the conclusion to the two-part “Birds of Paradise” arc, as a gaggle of super-powered cage fighters find themselves in the worst possible place to be — Wonder Woman and Black Canary’s bad side. Plus, a mystery villainess is revealed that will change Wonder Woman's mission. There is also a final resolution between Diana and Nemesis. Writer by Gail Simone; Art:Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan; Cover: Aaron Lopresti