May 17th, 2006

Ariel Union

New Comics Wednesday

This time, I've read most of them already...

52 Week 2  While this weekly, year-long mini-series could eventually turn into a chaotic mess, so far it is intriguing.  I'll give it a few more weeks...
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #42
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #42
  I bought it because of the mermaid cover.  And now I know the premise of this series starring a new younger Aquaman, and I'm not very interested.  And the mermaid is not a regular cast member, so I probably won't be back...
Bomb Queen #4  This was a very good mini-series.  I will try to give the whole series a closer review soon...
New Mangaverse #5  This was a very bad mini-series.  Pointless and trite in that alternate-universe way -- "You know xxx as a hero.  But in this world he's a villain!  I blew your mind, didn't I?"  Hardly...  If this was supposed to revive the Mangaverse concept, I think it killed it instead...
Shadowpact #1  I passed on Day of Vengeance, but I gave this follow-up a chance because it is based in Wyoming.  I actually found it quite enjoyable, and will give the first storyline a try.  Day of Vengeance seemed hyper whenever I looked at it, but this is more to my liking...
Tales from Riverdale Digest #10  I haven't read this one yet.  But I can admit I bought it because it contains a Ronald the Rubber Boy story.  I love obscure Archie characters!

Speaking of obscure characters, a character named Valda appeared in Shadowpact.  She resembles their medieval character Valda the Iron Maiden, but she's in the modern day.  Has this character appeared before?  What's her story?