The Doomino Effect for the week of July 25, 2007
I keep intending to cut back on how much I’m buying, but I ended up with nine comics this week. You know what that means – nine times for me to show off my fancy domino-based rating system!
First up is Green Arrow: Year One #2. Green Arrow for me was one of the few successes of DC’s One Year Later. I think I gave nearly every OYL title a chance, and Green Arrow was one of the few that I stuck with (even including titles that I read regularly before Infinite Crisis). I was sad to hear that his regular series was coming to an end, but this origin series – especially coming every two weeks – leaves me with little to nothing to complain about.
Diggle Jock continue the story of Oliver Queen, left for dead and washed up on an island. I love fiction like this, where you sit there and read it and actually wish that you were lucky enough to be stuck on a beautiful tropical island, able to find just what you need to hunt and purify water…it’s the writer’s job to make the mundane interesting and the impossible possible, and I have no problem with Oliver Queen mastering his domain. I’m excited to see where this series goes.
And speaking of being excited where a series is going, that leads me to Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #32. When Tony Bedard initially took over the writing duties from Mark Waid, I was not impressed and getting to the point where I was considering dropping this series. Last issue I mentioned that it seemed like there was a purpose coming for this book, and this issue paid off. I’m very intrigued about The Quest for Cosmic Boy and I also like that I’m getting a taste for how a different writer handles this gang and I’m enjoying it at the same time. Good prediction by me!