Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Top of the Stack - Justice League of America #14

The momentary pause in the drama that is the BoSox postseason allowed me time to catch up on some reading. The was some good stuff in the pile as well including Captain America, Fables, The Spirit, Brave & the Bold as well as this week's Countdown. However, the issue that I grabbed first was Justice League of America #14!

I know there was some concern among DC fanboys when best-selling author Brad Meltzer left the book, but I was confident that Dwayne McDuffie would do the title justice (pun intended). His work as a writer/producer of the animated Justice League Unlimited series left little doubt that the man knows the subject matter. However, even I am surprised at what a blast this title is now!

McDuffie has brought the same energy and playfulness to this title as he did to his animated series work. It really feels as if he is a ten-year-old playing in his room with his action figures. The return of the Injustice League? It looks like he's not going to leave any figures in the toybox! I enjoyed Meltzer's run, but it wasn't until now that I realized how serious it was...too much so at times. What we have so far with this arc is not a complete opposite, but more of a balance.

Ed Benes and Sandra Hope provide the great art for this fun ride. There's still time to hop on - just go to your LCS and pick up the JLA Wedding Special, along with Justice League of America #13 & 14. The next chapter is expected in stores the week of Thanksgiving. My thanks go to DC for putting McDuffie on this title!

BoSox are the American League Champs!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cowboys & Indians

Calling all members of Red Sox Nation, it's time once again to "Cowboy Up!"

The BoSox face the Cleveland Indians in this year's ALCS and it looks to be a humdinger of a tussle! The Tribe neatly disposed of the "Evil Empire" last week and they are definitely NOT to be underestimated. However, I do feel confident that we will prevail. Today in preparation for the series, the BoSox organization unveiled new away uniforms...



All humor aside, let's also have a moment of silence for my beloved Cubbies.

They ran into the chainsaw that is the Diamondbacks last week. I must admit, I had very limited exposure to the D-backs this past season, but they sure impressed the heck outta me! They are scary good!

This should also be a great series and if the Rockies stay hot, it could be the beginnings of a baseball rivalry for the ages.

Too bad it's on so late!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Top of the Stack - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #7

This week's Top of the Stack award goes to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #7 "No Future for You" written by Brian K. Vaughan with pencils by local artist Georges Jeanty. I know some Buffy fans were worried with a writer not named "Joss Whedon" on this book, but Vaughan proves he's more than capable with the second part of this arc. It doesn't hurt that Faith is one of my favorite characters (possibly of all-time), and I can clearly hear Eliza Dushku's voice as I'm reading. The same can be said of all the characters really, but I personally enjoy a little Dushku in my ear (where has she been???). Speaking of girls named Eliza, the homages to Pygmalion/My Fair Lady are a nice touch! Though the some of the scenes and characters seem familiar, I am still finding the overall story unpredictable. And of course, the issue is covered by another magnificent piece by Jo Chen, though it is the first cover of the series that does not incorporate the title into the art itself.