Pretty big week for me... sadly, I'm not too impressed with the selection. Eight comics and only two that I'd classify as pretty good. The rest were just mediocre. I considered buying Guardians of the Galaxy 0.1 but I don't know if I'm going to buy that title and the point one issue didn't really impress me enough to lay down $4 for it. If the first issue looks good enough to really impress me then I might go back and get 0.1. Batman Incorporated 8 - The talk of the week thanks to the ending being ruined in the media. I love Damian. I've not been a big fan of Batman Incorporated but I love this character. Knowing that this was coming up, I went back and reread Incorporated from it's very beginning and WOW did I enjoy it. I think it reads SO much better in one sitting and suddenly I'm excited for the rest of Morrison's run. Now, that said, let's get to the issue at hand. I thought it was really good. Morrison was wise to give the reader one more Dick and Damian moment before offing the poor kid and I loved it. The whole issue really reminded me of why I love the character. And then came the ending. It was sadand heroic and a great ending... but I feel like it could have been more emotional... better. He came in to help out, took on his brother, and was essentially beat to death. I feel like he should have somehow went out in a blaze of glory, knowing that he was going to die but sacreficing himself to save others. I mean, he did die saving the girl but I don't think it felt quite as grandose as it could have. But really, that's just a nitpick and it really was a good ending and I can't wait to see the fall out. Now I'm just hoping for a return in some way. Justice League Dark 17 - This was a decent issue. It wasn't fantastic by any means but I enjoyed it. I've loved this title but I'm not enjoying this arc as much as previous ones. I do really like having Frankenstein around and hope he sticks with the book. Xanadu predicts that not everyone will make it out of this world and Lemire's echoed that in interviews. I'm not sure who would be left behind but I'm hoping it isn't Constantine, Deadma, Zantana, or Frankenstein. I have a feeling Black Orchid is leaving. Beyond that I don't know. Still, decent issue. I liked it, but I'm ready for the next arc. Aquaman 17 - I really liked this issue. I've never thought there would come a day when Aquaman would be one of my favorite titles... and yet... here it is. I loved Throne of Atlantis and this issue picks up where that one left off. Geoff Johns does a great job as usual and Paul Pelletier does an even better job than Reiz or whatever his name was. The story serves as a bridge from the Throne of Atlantis to the next arc. We see people's reactions to Aquaman taking the throne and how that will be causing isues for above and below the sea, and then we see who he's really doing all this for. It was a simple but enjoyable issue. I'm really glad Justice League crossed over with this title or I wouldn't know what I was missing. Uncanny Avengers 4 - Well, Cassiday's last issue and thank God. He's a good artist but much too slow and the soul reason that I've lost all interest in this title. Also, that final page of Onslaught with the Red Skull's face looked horendous! That said, the issue as decent at best. After a decade of heroes fighting heroes seeing Havoc and Wanda fighting Thor bored me to tears. Red Skull's never been a big villain for me and I'm just glad the arc is over. The next arc is what's really got me curious and the final scene of this one foreshadowing it has me even more curious (specifically Onslaught and Ahab). So yeah, decent issue. I'm glad Cassiday's gone and maybe I can now begin enjoying this title. Young Aveengers 2 - This was a decent issue but I was disappointed that Kate wasn't in it. We get the impression that Wiccan's parents might still be alive but overall it's just a strange issue. Kid Loki does nothing for me yet so his being a decent focus here meant nothing, and while I like Hulkling and Wiccan, this plot isn't really grabbing me. I'm enjoying the title but I hope this plot doesn't linger too long. And I still feel that the title is hurting without Patriot, Speed, Stature, and Jonas. I know Speed is supposed to show up in issue 6 but he needs to be back full time. I actually wouldn't mind seeing the Young Masters show up too. I thought they made for a great opposing team. Daredevil 23 - My shop didn't get this in until this week so I just got it. I won't go over the plot since it's a week old but I thought it was decent. The ending was sad but expected and I'm curious if Waid's going to carry the cancer plot to it's fullness or if he'll help Foggy beat it. Either way should be a good story. I still miss the darker feel of previous writers, meaning Waid's run isn't as good for me, but it's still good and I enjoy it. Uncanny X-Force 2 - I just don't know about this book. I'm not overly enjoying it. I don't care for Humphries' take on some of these characters, though Garney's art is good. I REALLY don't like the Fantomex plot and wish that would have been played entirely different somehow... so much that he went from one of my favorite current characters to one that I get a bad taste just reading about. To be honest, Bishop is the only reason I've not dropped this book. I'm glad to see that he's back and that he somehow lost that stupid Cable arm and glowing eye (I don't even care if they never explain how). He's also possessed somehow and I'm HOPING that they use that to somehow explain away the terrible things he'd done in the past. I'm glad that Psylocke and Storm seemed to be glad to see him, which tells me a redemption story is possible. Here's hoping. Uncanny X-Men 2 - Decent issue but nothing impressive. I have two issues with this title: 1) Bachalo's art, and 2) the cast. I don't care about these new kids, I don't care about Magik, I don't like Mageto's design, and I can't STAND Emma. Really, the only thing I LIKE about this book is Cyclops. The writing is fine and the plot is alright, still early and developing, but I just can't get into the book due to the previous mentioned issues. Hopefully the plot will pick up so that I can enjoy the title more. It's definately the lesser of Bendis' X-Men titles so far. Best and Worst of the Week Best: Batman Incorporated 8 - It got a lot of press and I feel like it had a good pay off. I won't conclude it's effects until Morrison's run is over, as I still feel like Damian could return, but the issue itself was very enjoyable. I've never looked forward to Batman Incorporated... until now. Worst: Uncanny X-Force 2 - As I said, if Bishop wasn't in the book I'd have dropped it after last issue. This issue did nothing to change that. Chances are that the length of Bishop's stay on the title could determine the length of MY stay... unless I don't like his new direction, then I might just drop it. We'll see.