Yeah it's still October, but I didn't want to make a thread that's out of date in a week - and it's comics. We always use dates ahead of time.
Ultimates 3 v1: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch - Um - yeah. Not good in story or art. And why is Jan suddenly not Asian any more?
Minor Miracles - Enjoyable series of stories from Will Eisner. I like his art and I do enjoy his stories. At the same time though I tend to find them a bit simplistic.
Hulk: Son of Hulk - Okay. Not up there with Pak's earlier Hulk work. I've come up with a theory that Greg Pak is the anti-Ennis. Garth Ennis writes stories where no amount of intelligence or training is a match for someone who is hard - like The Russian and Jesse Custer's brothers. Greg Pack seems to write stories where any genius can run rings around everyone - like Amadeus Cho and Bruce Banner.
Postcards: True Stories that Never Happened - An interesting idea where the creators each took a real postcard from an antique shop and made up a story to go with it. Most of them fell flat for me - but I did really like the story about the young tom-boy with a seriously ill (probably dying) mother.
Runaways v10: Rock Zombies - Fun stuff
Ultimate Comics Iron Man: Armor Wars - Okay bit of fighting with an unsatisfying deus ex machina ending. Ellis is better than this when he actually tries.
Batlash: Guns & Roses - Decent origin for Batlash. The art was too stiff for my tastes though.
Punishermax: From First to Last - I was pleased that my dip into non-Ennis Punisher Max turned to be a book that was written by Ennis after all. All three stories here are good. The Cell was my favourite.
The Factor - An anthology of stories by Nat Gertler following everyone but the superhero in a world where a superhero has appeared. The art varies in quality greatly, but over all this is an enjoyable set of stories.
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine - Good silly time travel romp from Jason Aaron with good art from one of the Kubert boys. I liked this.
Batman: Battle for the Cowl - Meh. And strange that Tony Daniel is the superstar artist, but of all the artists in the book, he was the weakest.
Near Death v2 - It's a shame this series didn't survive. I enjoyed it.
Batman: The Ring, the Arrow and the Bat - Seriously out-dated dialogue (seriously - people sound like beatniks) plagues this story. It was enjoyable enough, but nothing like the classic Batman and Question stories Denny O'Neil wrote. But then again I though the same about the GL/GA stuff he wrote too - and that run is considered classic. BTW - This is a Green Arrow book with some Batman and some Green Lantern in it - It was a bit cheeky to call this a Batman book.
Abel - This book didn't quite work for me. It covers good topics, but was tooo short to flesh them out - and never actually managed to be entertaining.
52: The Companion - I was hoping this would have the backups from 52 - but it didn't. Just some reprints of old stories with 52 characters. Animal Man and Gotham Central were the best, but I've already got them. The Ditko question story was - not exactly good - but certainly interesting. The famous Ditko morality was so heavy handed it was almost comical.