Harbinger #1- There was time when Valiant Comics was right behind DC and Marvel as a big comics company. Unfortunately a series of bad business moves caused the company to fold so I more than welcome this latest attempt to restart the company. I can understand why some people think of Harbinger as basically a version of the X-Men and why they worry about a new Harbinger series. However it was one of the more popular series Valiant ever printed so it makes sense to me why they did it. With X-O on the books already, here’s a warm welcome to the return of Valiant!
Friday, June 8, 2012
Comics this week
Earth 2 #2- Boy, did DC drop the ball on this one. Writer James Robinson has Alan Scott as young, gay and rich. I got no problem with DC trying to get people talking by making the character gay but if you are going to do it, then run with it! For god sake, don’t let his male lover last for just half an issue. That is just tacky. What’s worse is that the rest of this issue is very good. Jay Garrick has his moments and the way the world honored the “Trinity of Wonders” (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman) was very cool. I hope next issue we see Alan Scott’s male lover still alive and not dead. The last thing we need is another superhero loved one being created for tasteless shock value.