Lasso of Truth – Weekly Comics Round-Up: 12th August 2009

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Lasso of Truth is your weekly guide to what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe.  Each week, the Red Baron goes through his comics haul to tell you what’s worth buying and what’s best left alone.

Here’s the key:

Must havethere’s no question, you should buy this great book.
Buy ita high-quality read that won’t disappoint.
Check it outpick it up if you have some extra cash.  May be an acquired taste.
Avoida disappointing read.  Save your money and steer clear.


Action Comics #880

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Authors: Greg Rucka & James Robinson
Artists: Julian Lopez & Cafu
Additional Info: Captain Atom backup feature.
Verdict: Check it out.
Superman and Supergirl return to Earth to prevent interplanetary war. Congratulations Lopez, you’re the first Action artist since Gary Frank to draw Superman properly.


Adventure Comics #1

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Author: Geoff Johns
Artist: Francis Manapul
Additional Info: Legion of Superheroes backup feature.
Verdict: Check it out.
Superboy returns from death and returns to Smallville. Starman’s Legion antics alone are worth the price of admission.


Batman #689

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Author: Judd Winick
Artist: Mark Bagley
Verdict: Check it out.
Click here for the full review.


Blackest Night #2

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Author: Geoff Johns
Artist: Ivan Reis
Verdict: Must have.
Click here for the full review.


Blackest Night: Batman #1

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Author: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Adrian Syaf
Verdict: Must have.
Click here for the full review.


Green Lantern Corps #39

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Author: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason
Verdict: Buy it.
Black Lantern rings swarm Oa like a plague of flies.


Wednesday Comics #6

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Authors: Various
Artists: Various
Verdict: Buy it.
DC’s variety show is good value.

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