New month, new year, new thread...
Fantastic Four: The Resurrection of Nicholas Scratch - The final volume of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's run. It ended with a bit of a whimper for me. The whole series had the occasional attempt to do something a bit deeper than the standard superhero comic, but always fell short. Not bad by any means, but nothing special.
Green Lantern: Secret Origin - Decent stuff. Geoff Johns doing the kind of thing he does best. Good art from Ivan Reis.
Vigilante: City Lights, Prairy Justice - Really story and art wise, this just didn't work for me at all. The art had occasional flashes of Tim Sale-esque potential, but I think that was more down to the colouring than anything else. Mark Chiarello was the one saving grace of the book. Very good colours thoughout and beautiful covers. He's not a name I'm familiar with, but I'll notice him in the future on the strength of this.
The Batman of Arkham - What do I start reading on Christmas Eve? Something short enough to finish the same day so I can move on to the new pile of books I'll be getting for Christmas! This is a good old prestige format Elseworlds where Bruce Wayne/Batman is in charge of Arkham Asylum and is devoted to healing all of the criminals he catches as Batman. Good stuff.
Saga v1 - The first of my Christmas haul. So far so good. A good bit of space opera and some nice crazy concepts thrown in there - and good art from an artist I've never heard of. One interesting thing to note is that Vaughan has obviously deliberately gone out of his way to include things from our world like mobile phones - and whether or not you can get a signal, and mentions of high-school. I'm not ready to hail it as a classic yet, but it's already way better than Y the Last Man.