Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon 2 Writer: David Liss Artist: Kewber Baal Colorist: Adriano Augusto Letterer: Tom Napolitano Cover: Ken Lashley and Pete Pantazis Dynamite Comics has started their new volume of Green Hornet. There are additions and surprises this go around, and it’s a fun ride. Dynamite is expanding on the Hornet’s world,…
call myself a herogeek, instead of a comic book geek, in part because my interest goes well outside comics. I’ve done my share of research on comic book characters, sure, but also on some of the ones that came before. The heroes before comics got their starts in books, or, as the popular medium of the time, radio. The Lone Ranger, who most people probably think of as a tv character (or the truly wretched Disney movie a few years ago), first popped up on a radio show in 1933. Later, the Green Hornet was created as a spinoff of sorts.
This is Gail Simone’s last issue of Red Sonja, which is a shame. Then again, it’s issue eighteen of what was going to be a six issue run, so I can’t complain but so much. Sonja is defending the Spire, a tower that is something you don’t see in fantasy settings a lot- a library. Not much of a reader herself, in fact she’s borderline illiterate, Sonja has been won over by the dedication of the nuns who staff the library.
The two Hornets’ team up comes to an end in final issue of the mini-series. This issue came out some time ago, but I couldn’t get to it at the time. I’ve enjoyed all the Legenderry series, so I wanted to go back and make sure the finale got some attention.
This actually came out some time ago, but I had other commitments at the time. But, I really enjoyed this series and didn’t want to not review the final issue. The climax of the series shows Red on the island fortress of her foe, Dr. Frankenstein. Some of her allies fall, and some turn on…
The issue begins on the heels of what must have been a hell of a victory party. Red had herself an orgy (she actually uses the word at one point) and wakes up in the midst of the “morning after.” It looks like it was impressive. Well, she doesn’t wake up, she’s woken up.
One of the reasons I really love the Dresden Files is Jim Butcher’s characters. The idea behind the series is great– magic and mythological creatures in modern Chicago– but the characters really make it fly. I’m a huge fan of the title character, the wizard Harry Dresden. In this mini, a few of his supporting cast get a fair amount of screen time, and I like the choices- Harry’s apprentice, Molly Carpenter, the gangster who’s far too smart for everyone’s good, John Marcone, and Mouse the Fu Dog.
In the Swords of Sorrow series, Gail Simone is teaming up a lot of the ladies from classic pulp literature. She’s joked that it’s the ‘women who don’t wear much’ series, which she hadn’t realized until she started seeing concept art. In addition to the main series, there are several spin off series, with a…
Deep beneath the streets of Chicago, the somewhat unlikely team of Harry Dresden, Molly Carpenter, Mouse, and Johnny Marcone face off against a very powerful sorcerer. This is the man behind the golem that’s been terrorizing the city, killing off Marcone’s “clients.”
All good things must come to an end. Sadly, this includes the various Legenderry series. I’m hoping more of them come along soon. Vampirella’s story ends here in a well-executed fashion, with the door left open for more stories down the road.