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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Week(s) In Comics 3-30-11, 4-6-11

Again, combining two weeks into one post for catch-up purposes. First, March 30th...

Gotham City Sirens 21: Harley Quinn is soooooo close to her goal: killing the Joker. How she manages to get past the last man standing between her and the Joker's cell at Arkham is as chilling as the ways she managed to get that far in the first place. It ends not unexpectedly, however. Meanwhile, after an issue off, we catch up with Catwoman and Poison Ivy, on the outskirts of Arkham, having a major disagreement over the situation.

Sherlock Holmes: Year One 3 (of 6): Holmes has figured out that a series of murders is marked by an interesting pattern: the reenactment of the deaths of the Caesars, the Roman emperors. Problem: there were twelve Caesars, so there are a few murders still to occur. Watson is still trying to figure out what makes Holmes tick. This, more than the Sherlock-Holmes-vs.-(insert name of monsters) books, feels like it could have been written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Action Comics 899: Lex Luthor has finally located the final group of black energy spheres, only to be confronted by Brainiac. Besides that, which leads to an even greater threat at the end (leading up to the big 900th issue at the end of April), at one point Luthor mentions keeping Superman busy "rescuing his disciples" and that "he should by now be caught in the same spacetime trap." I think this refers to the book discussed below...

As for April 6th, just one:

Superman/Batman Annual 5: "Reign of Doomsday" continues here, picking up where things left off in the Justice League satellite headquarters, as Doomsday faces off with Cyborg Superman, while Supergirl and Batman (the Dick Grayson one who's in the JLA) have additional problems. Based on Doomsday suddenly having so many different powers, my guess is this is the "spacetime trap" Luthor is referring to.

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