Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: September 2016

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

Now with Guy Gardner's Seal of Approval!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Bit Rushed

I DID get my books yesturday, and am pleased with them, but I had to take some time today to take care of a little problem.  While at my beloved Comic Book Store, I opened my purse to pay for my purchases and noticed, to my consternation...that my driver's license was inexplicably missing.  I couldn't really remember the last time that I had seen it, but pawed through my purse, and my car, and various other locations, without finding it, which made me...sad.  Also a bit taken aback at how long I had been driving around without a license.  Although at least it wasn't an expired license!

So, this morning popped off to my local AAA location, and armed with my social security card, and birth certificate, which I actually FOUND...was able to replace it.  Time spent was oh...five minutes, as opposed to an hour or two (if I was lucky) at the local Department of Motor Vehicles.  So I am now in a much better mood.  And legal!  But if I hadn't been buying comics, who knows when I would have noticed? 

Well probably a day or so...but still! 


Lucifer #10

I do like this book.  A lot of it is because of  Lee Garbet's artwork which makes me nostalgic for Loki: Agent of Asgard, which I adored.  Also the writing by Holly Black is topnotch.  In this issue, Big Daddy is back, and crazier than ever.  And that's pretty crazy!  Also Lucifer makes up with Mazikeen, which is rather sweet in a completely horrifying way.  Fights his baby boy and doesn't kill him, which is also nice.  And Gabriel. I like Gabriel. 

Darn good stuff.

Patsy Walker/Hellcat #10

Oh that Hedy!  She manages to con both Buzz and Daimon, Patsy's exes out of spite, and out of spite Daimon sends to her Belial where she has to contend with visions and crap, because it is just too much for these boys to actually wait a second and TALK! 

While Patsy is dealing with old feelings and crap, her posse is busy looking out for her, which is awesome.  Eventually, she wins, Belial gets spanked, and Daimon and Buzz both hang their heads and sheepishly apologize for being douche canoes. 

God I love this book.

The Mighty Thor #11

SHIELD has discovered that Thor is actually Jane Foster and wants to arrest her!  What the charge is, or why this would be an arrestible offence is never uttered.  SHIELD has really been going to pot.  Roz is pretty cool though, since she is desperately trying to keep Agger from dropping his floating fortress on top of Manhattan.  SHIELD doesn't seem bothered by this in the least.  Thor in the meantime had been shot, and was in a bad way, so it was a good thing that Jane Foster showed up to help!

How can this be you ask?  SHIELD is flabberghasted.  I was taken aback, but figured out that...of course, it's Loki in disguise!  Well...it wasn't Loki in disguise at all!  Fortunately, Thor is healed, the fortress is turned into gold, but Thor saves Manhattan, with no help whatsoever from SHIELD, but Roz helps out and finds out that Thor actually IS Jane Foster, and it's all pretty epic really. 

Oh...it Mjolnir in disguise.  Whodathunk?

Archie #12

Well, Archie and Betty hugged and made up in the last issue, but were both witnessed doing so by Veronica and Sayid, who are confused and jealous.  Also Mr. Lodge loses the election and decides to leave Riverdale forever!  As is usual with Archie, his own clumsiness gets in the way of things, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket.  But still it is pretty fabulous.  I think that Jughead has the best reaction, which is to ignore all the drama and just eat hamburgers.

So...another small week, but a darned good week.

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Between some computer problems and total ennui, I haven't been posting much lately.  Not much in the way of books either, but the beginning of the month is always pretty slim for me.  But I have to say...what there was, was pretty darned good!

Green Lantern Corps #4

Yeah, I know that the title is Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, but that's a bit of a mouthful to say AND type, and Hal is hardly in this even, except for when Soranik is slobbering over him. 

THIS issue is all Guy, baby!  And it's about TIME!  And not only Guy, but NEKKID Guy!  It is...as though Venditti was writing it just for me!  Not much in the way of butts, but I'll take what I can get. 

So...last issue, Hal was defeated, blah blah blah.  And John sent Guy out on a simple reconnaisance mission, because what could possibly go wrong?  Well, Guy runs into a cadre of Sinestro Corps members, and defeats five of them, before being finally captured, and hauled before Sinestro.  Sinestro is actually...expecting to see Hal, so that he can give him over to his main torturer, but Soranik got there first. 

Sinestro is...not all that thrilled with getting Guy instead.  Not that Guy is bothered by this, the snark is strong in this one.  Unfortunately, he uses up the last little bit of power in his ring...and loses his uniform again.  And Guy, I kinda agree with Sinestro, that you really ought to wear something underneath.  But Guy is giving Sinestro an unabashed eyeful, much to his glee, and Sinestro's horror. 

So he's going to torture Guy instead of Hal, but he's NOT going to enjoy it as much.  Guy gets his bag, and Sinestro thinks that finally he's going to put some pants on, but instead, he guzzles a beer and crushes the can against his forehead, and does some more taunting. 

Meanwhile, back on Mogo, John finally figures out that something has gone wrong and that they are ALL going out to look for Guy.

I loved this to death.  Finally!  Guy being Guy!

Wonder Woman #6

I want to make Nicola Scott draw everything.  This is seriously seriously gorgeous. 

Diana has gone back with Steve, in the invisible plane which more or less disintegrates upon arrival. They are taken to the army base, and Steve is interrogated, Etta shows up which is great, and they don't have a clue what to do with poor Diana, and worse, they can't understand a word she says, so naturally they lock her up.  Steve goes off to commiserate with the wife of his dead buddy, while all the avatars of the Gods are showing up in Diana's cell, where they happily give her...gifts. 

Oh, and they bring in Doctor Minerva to translate her language, which is how we tie into the odd numbers of this book.  I happen to like the even numbers better, but they are all good! 

Sooooo good.

Doctor Strange #ll

Well, they defeated the Empirikul, but Earth is a mess, and there is hardly any magic left. No Chris Bachalo on the art which seems...odd, but Kevin Nowlan and Leonardo Romero do a bang up job in his place.  The art is almost like something Chris Samnee would do, very crisp and clean and yet emotive.  Nice job. 

So, Stephen is left picking the pieces, and having some flashbacks to the old days with Mordo and the Ancient One.  He's got fewer spells and a lot less finesse, but he does what he can with what he has.

As usual, pretty fabulous.

And finally, my beloved comic book store guy, Matt saved a Mark Shultz book for me with some absolutely gorgeous artwork, all pulpy and black and white and insanely fabulous. 

So...I see that they have extended Civil War Redux till December?  I have been avoiding it like the plague, except for when I can't help it, such as when I read Ms. Marvel or something.  Carol was never one of my favorites, but I liked her well enough.  She's a...real jerk in this.  And quite frankly, so are the Inhumans.  I don't quite know why they are getting away with the crap that they are getting away with, frankly. 

But hopefully soon it will all be over, and they will bring back Bruce and Rhodey.  They can kill off the Inhumans in their place. I know that would make ME happy.