Check the sig! Your favorite Hobbit has released his first novel in paperback. It'll also be availabe on Amazon in a week or so. Support your pal! My children's novel (staring my daughters) will be available soon. Just wanted to let you know since I consider you all friends Now with that out of the way... on to comics: First off I made a decision I wasn't sure I was ready to do... I passed on Astonishing X-Men. I had decided to stick with it for another three or four issues but after skimming it I realized that I just didn't care about what was going on. So I decided to just pass on it. I'm a little surprised to find that it feels good. I guess Astonishing, for the time being, is officially dropped. Green Lantern 11 - This was a good issue. I like Black Hand as a villain and him getting his own arc interests me. Also... far fetched idea here, but what if Black Hand somehow becomes the new Green Lantern? Just throwing it out there. Anyhow, yeah, good issue. I'm loving the Hal/Sinistro connection and I am very interested in where this plot is going, heading toward the Third Army. I dropped this book a while ago and I am very excited that I decided to jump back on. I'm on this book until Johns leaves at the very least. Justice League Dark 11 - I think this book is getting better by the issue. I liked the first arc, though it was a bit slow at times, then the I, Vampire arc just lost my interest entirely. Learning that Milligan was leaving and the cast was shifting I was going to just drop it entirely but on a whim kept going. I think Lemire is really getting a feel for the book and I find myself actually anticipating the next issue. Constatine is betrayed in this issue and I'm curious where it goes next. Yeah, I'm glad I stayed with this book. It's a keeper. Uncanny X-Force 28 - Man, every issue of this book is just a big WTF moment, and not in a forced, annoying way, but in an awesome Gotta Read More way. This futuristic story is an interesting plot, though I hope it doesn't overstay its welcome, and the ending with Betsy was just messed up. After the mental trauma that Shadow King put her through, and then losing Fantomex how she did, I can see how what she learns in this issue would set her off. And I loved how Remender showed us that Wolverine's not exactly unwavering on his X-Force idea. This issue showed that he questions killing people and it also shows what will become of the world if they continue, showing that killing is wrong. All in all, very good issue. I'm liking this direction. I like EVA how she is now but I miss Fantomex. Hopefully Remender will restore him in some loopy time travel fashion. You can't make a character suddenly awesome and then kill him off. He's the shining star of the show! Wolverine & the X-Men 14 - This turned out to be a pretty good issue. Instead of random Phoenix 5 member attacking, we have a plot with Colossus trying to win Kitty back. It all goes wrong of course and in the end we're shown Colossus questioning what he's doing... which is good. We also get another hint of a Kitty/Iceman hook up, which I'm hoping for. I'm not sure what to think of this artist. He's not bad but he's no Bradshaw. I think I might like him more than Bachelo though. I don't know. Good issue though. Enjoyed it. Eager to move on from the AvX thing though. X-Men Legacy 270 - This issue picks up where the last one left off. Rogue is shocked at the Limbo prison that Magik has constructed. She's shown around and then tries to rescue Ms. Marvel, only to be stopped by Magik herself. Magik won't put another X-Man in the prison so instead she teleports Rogue to another planet... to be continued. It was a decent issue. Not amazing but not bad. I'd say I'm eager to move on from AvX but this book doesn't have much of a future beyond AvX so what's it matter? Best and Worst of the Week Best: Uncanny X-Force - Really, nearly all of them could have taken this spot. They were all equally great. Worst: X-Men Legacy - Honestly, this was a good week so even this "worst" was a good issue. I'll take this as a "worst" anyday.