Friday, October 26, 2007

A remarkable achievement

Well with around 20 Essentials and Showcases on my shelves - all unread - I finally got round to reading one of them. Batman and the Outsiders! it was very funny! I love how they move in with Bruce Wayne, see him in the Batcave, and then have no idea that they are one and the same.
The best bit was when Geo Force's sister Terra had died and he was very upset - so his team-mates turned up and told him to 'warm up the ouija board' (honestly).
but no, it was all good fun, and i enjoyed it. i didn't particularly learn anything about Metamorpho, and Katana seemed slightly more interesting than she seems to be now (I wonder if her sword still talks to her). Halo is such a fun character, and it was a shame Looker didn't debut in this volume - she looked cool (I think she died in infinite crisis :-(
Hmm so next up i think will be Essential Moon Knight 1 (the 2nd book looks amazing - all Bill Sienkiviecz - classic stuff) and I quite fancy Green Lantern showcase too.

4 comments:

JamieB said...

I'm reading the first book of the collected Nemesis the Warlock right now. Wild and wacky stuff -- I had forgotten just how wild and wacky.

Mart said...

i neeeever understood nemesis. neeever. quite tempted to check out the collection but maybe strontium dog instead.

JamieB said...

I'm afraid to try the Strontium Dog collection. I was such a huge fan of the series when it started -- the only reason I picked up 2000AD was because the b*stards cancelled Starlord and SD transferred over to 2000AD -- I'd hate to reread those early stories now only for them to turn out to be not much cop after all. It would tarnish those cherished memories...

Rol Hirst said...

Essential MK V2 will be my next read too. Currently I'm halfway through Essential Defenders V3 - Gerber's stuff is mental, and really stands up well.

And when Sal Buscema is inked by Klaus Janson, the result is excellent - looks like early Miller DD in places... which makes you realise just how much the look of that book owed to Janson rather than Miller.