Lasso of Truth – Weekly Comics Round-up: 19th August 2009


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.

Batman: Streets of Gotham #3

Authors: Paul Dini & Marc Andreyko
Artists: Dustin Nguyen & Georges Jeanty
Additional Info: Manhunter backup feature.
Verdict: Check it out.
Hush is out spending the Wayne family fortune, but not if Batman has something to say about it.

Blackest Night: Superman #1


Author: James Robinson
Artist: Eddy Barrows
Verdict: Must have.
Smallville: a quiet country town with cornfields, diners, and drive-in movies.  Sounds like the perfect venue for a horror flick.

Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages TPB


Author: Bill Willingham
Artist: Mark Buckingham
Verdict: Must have.
Trade-waiters finally get their next taste of Fables.  Fabletown is shaken to its very foundations.

Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #4


Author: Joe Casey
Artist: Chriscross
Verdict: Check it out.
The Super Young Team separate to reclaim their heroic heritage.

The Red Circle: The Hangman #1


Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Tom Derenick
Additional Info: This actually came out two weeks ago.  I only picked it up this week, so sue me.
Verdict: Check it out.
JMS revives this Archie Comics hero.

Superman Annual #14


Author: James Robinson
Artist: Javier Pina
Verdict: Buy it.
Robinson disguises an excellent sci-fi tale as an engrossing history lesson.

Wednesday Comics #7

Authors: Various
Artists: Various
Verdict: Buy it.
Heaps of pay-offs this week, and some strong showings overall.


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