Top five single issues for the first half of 2009

July 9, 2009 at 2:42 am (Uncategorized)

            The first half of the year had a lot of great comics but here are the five that stand out for me:

Batman and Robin #1        batman-and-robin-1-batman-4997770-594-915

Deciding on the fifth spot was harder than the other four. There were a lot of great titles to choose from but Batman and Robin edged them out due to this being the first adventure of Batman since Grayson took the cowl. The thing that impressed me about this issue is Morrison and Quitely’s ability to convey that it’s Dick Grayson behind the cowl.

This floppy did a lot in its quick read. Batman and Robin managed to change the dynamic of the Bat-vers and show that Gotham didn’t die with Bruce gone. Morrison did an excellent job on making a fun issue that can be deadly serious. Quitely was the right choice as artist his art is both beautiful and disturbing which increases the impact for Pyg’s introduction.

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Lennon in wait

July 7, 2009 at 8:31 am (Uncategorized)

            Death can be felt, it’s a pain of disconnecting from the physical self. Snapping out of reality to meet the something beyond. All this started with a guy, gun, and bullet in the door way. Synapse of lights extinguish, letting supernovas of color go haywire. Taking forms of meter long bubbles, engulfing the soul.

            No hate, rage, anger, fear, pity, or regret washed over the victim. A life of peace led to a death in pieces. The bubbles ate away the corporal, a suffering body no more. Later on the world would claim this as a tragedy but this moment, it was destiny.

            The annuals of history would weep, fans would morn, wife and son would go on. Few would understand the importance of his last moment, what happen in that split second after the last beat. Only in the book of Vinyl did it get noted, only the sect knew that in those supernovas of color a new age was meant to be born. Unfortunately, it never came to be, the world couldn’t handle peace. Now the bug that was destine for divinity only slumbers stirring for hope.

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