This Week in Comics: Green Lantern #20, Batman Incorporated #11, The Superior Spider-Man #10
Thank you so much Geoff Johns, for what you’ve done for the Green Lantern franchise. Green Lantern #20 marks the finale of pretty epic Wrath of the First Lantern story arc as well as Mr. Johns’ illustrious 9-year run with the character. The book itself is over-sized, necessary to give everyone some page time (you get to see some obscure Lanterns here as well). The First Lantern, despite his God-like powers is taken down by a Hal Jordan resurgent but the Guardians get taken out.
The best part of the book however deals with what happens a few years down the line, I won’t spoil anything though so you have to get the book. 5 out of 5.
The Bat-books don’t seem to be terribly interesting this week, save for Batman Incorporated #11, featuring the Batman of Japan along with his sidekick/lover(?) Canary. There’s quite a bit of influence from Japanese Tokusatsu, specifically the Kamen Rider series and lucha libre. The art is pretty awesome in this book, illustrated by Jorge Lucas and the story is a quirky one, featuring an enemy gang clearly inspired by the Power Rangers. I just wish the other international Batmans are as cool as this one. 4.5 out of 5.
Doc Ock is finally rid of Peter Parker in the subconscious portion of his brain, and that obviously leaves the former villain liberated and living the life. But with him picking and choosing his battles and focusing on the big picture, one of Spider-man’s major arch-enemies has been slowly gathering his forces for what looks to be an awesome show-down in the next issue. The Superior Spider-Man #10 gets a 4.5 out of 5.Powered by Sidelines