Sunday, April 4, 2010
Blackest Night #8
Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert and Joe Prado
Published by DC Comics
Liam: The last issue of Blackest Night came out and it was awesome.
Ethan: This was one of my favorite comic stories ever. I’m sad that it’s over.
Liam: Now there is going to be the Brightest Day series but I don’t think there are going to be any zombie Lanterns in it. It should still be cool though.
Ethan: Brightest Day looks really cool.
Liam: I think it was a great idea that since you have all of these different colored Lanterns with different powers that there would be an evil kind that made people into zombies. Seeing different good guys and bad guys as Black Lanterns was one of my favorite parts of the story.
Ethan: My favorite part was when the different Lantern bosses gave out some of their rings to other people. I liked that other super heroes and bad guys had a chance to get rings and become Lanterns.
Liam: That was a big surprise. I liked that a lot. I thought Flash as a Blue Lantern was cool. I liked the way his costume looked.
Ethan: I liked Flash and I liked Scarecrow as a Yellow Lantern and Lex Luthor as an Orange Lantern. I wish they would have kept their rings.
Liam: I don’t think they’re allowed. In the final issue all of the heroes and some of the bad guys have teamed up to try and stop the Black Lanterns and Nekron. Sinestro has the power of a White Lantern now and he’s the only one strong enough to beat the Black Lanterns.
Ethan: I thought that Hal was going to be the White Lantern but he ended up getting to have a chance to in this comic.
Liam: Yeah Sinestro really didn’t do a good job of beating the Black Lanterns with all his power.
Ethan: It was so awesome when Hal took over the White Lanterns and all these heroes like Superman and Kid Flash became White Lanterns too. They looked really cool.
Liam: I think one of my favorite parts was when all of the different Lanterns teamed up and made a net out of their rings to try and catch the black rings. It was an interesting idea and the way it was drawn was really great.
Ethan: There were a lot of nice drawings in this comic. I liked the art a lot. The pages with the White Lanterns was soooo cool and when they attack and destroy Nekron it looked really good.
Liam: Yeah the art was really good. All of the different Lanterns and zombie Lanterns and bad guys and stuff looked amazing. There were so many characters in this book and they all looked really good. The White Lanterns look really cool the way they’re drawn. It’s almost like the pages are glowing.
Ethan: My favorite page was the fold out one after the Lanterns beat Nekron.
Liam: I saw them do pages like that in a comic before but this was so much better.
Ethan: The White Lanterns power brings back all these old super heroes and bad guys back to life. Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Kid Black Adam were all on the giant fold out page with the word ‘Live’ on it.
Liam: I like how they did that with just the one word since they kept using ‘Rise’ whenever a person was killed and brought back as a Black Lantern. I’m really glad that they brought Hawkman back to life. He’s a really awesome looking character.
Ethan: I wish there was a way that Batman could have been in this book. He only came back for a few pages in one issue.
Liam: I guess it’s because he’s doing his own stuff in the Batman comic with Nightwing as Batman and the real Batman missing somewhere.
Ethan: Yeah. It was good this way too because a lot of other super heroes got to do stuff. I ended up really liking the Flash a lot more because of this story.
Liam: He was really good in this story. I like that this issue had a lot of extra pages. I didn’t want it to be over with.
Ethan: There was so much that happened in the comic. There was a lot of action and a lot more pages.
Liam: I’m really looking forward to see what happens in the Brightest Day story. Blackest Night was such a great idea. I really like how it connected to other comics and was able to do all these different stories. I think Brightest Day could turn out to be really good, especially if they start doing more stuff with the White Lanterns.
Ethan: This is my favorite comic this year. I even like trying to find the new Black Lantern action figures. I think Brightest Day will be really good but I hope there are more Black Lantern and White Lanterns showing up.
Our Rating: 10 out of 10
Written by Richard McAuliffe and illustrated by Chad Cicconi
Published by Orang Utan Comics
Baby Boomers is a comic about two little babies who hate each other. They keep getting put together by their parents and instead of playing they keep dreaming about fighting each other in different kinds of matches. The book is really silly. We found it when we went to a small comic convention and the people were selling the book. We looked through a lot of the pages and it was really funny so we bought it.
It’s a really crazy idea that there are two babies who are trying to fight to the death. They’re just babies. We have a little brother and it’s funny to imagine that he is having some secret war with another baby in his head. The best part of the comic is just how the babies have all these different battles and they keep getting put together because the parents don’t realize that they don’t like each other.
The book has so many different battles. There is a fight in the crib where the babies do karate against each other. There is a fight on a playground where the babies are imagining that a pail and shovel for the sandbox are really a shield, spear and helmet. All of the battles that they get into are really funny but one of the best ones is when the two babies are in their walkers and they pretend that they have all these kinds of weapons on the walkers and start attacking each other. Another really good one is when they have a massive attack in the room and are using the family pets to help. One of the babies grabs two hamsters and starts firing their poop at the other babies. It made no sense but it was really funny.
The art is like a cartoon instead of making them look like real babies but it looks good because the story is silly like a cartoon. I really like some of the expressions on the babies’ faces, especially when they are put next to each other when the moms are there and they just give each other these mean stares.
This is a really strange idea for a book but we're glad that we bought it because it was really funny and we hope they do some more of these stories.
Rating: 8 out of 10