Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Opening Day

We are here to start THE comic book blog. We hope to be your go-to site to see which comics are good and which should be burned. This is The Sports God, and with The One and Only, we will take over the internet comic world. We are really going to fire up the site next week, but this week we are going to let you guys get to know us. TOAO has already put up some of his favorite stories. And if he likes it, then its good. No buts about it. What we say goes. Got it? Ok here we go.

Batman: Long Halloween
Jeph Loeb
Tim Sale

This is a classic Batman story by our boy Jeph Loeb. There is this villian called Holiday that murders people on holidays (Christmas, April Fool's, Mother's Day). Batman tries to find the identity of the man. While he goes on this adventure, he has encounters with Falcone, Joker, Riddler, and Catwoman among others.

Why We Like It:
Classic Batman. The detective in him really shows in this story, but we aren't without some kicking ass. Classic character development in Batman, Harvey Dent, and even Jim Gordon. Tim Sale offers up some solid art that really fits the story.
If you like Batman, this is the story to get.

Green Lantern: Rebirth
Geoff Johns
Ethan Van Sciver

Geoff Johns starts off his fantastic run in Green Lantern here. This story is about the return of the Green Lanterns after Hal Jordan wiped them out. Jordan, Guy, John, and Kyle play roles in this story. We get some really awesome stuff from Guy and Sinestro, which turns out to be a classic rivalry.

Why We Like It:
Simply put- this put Green Lantern back on the map. People were upset with how they treated Hal Jordan in the old days with him as Parallax, but Johns just totally catapults Hal into our good graces again. Each character has their own voice, and the narration is fantastic. The art is absolutely gorgeous. At the end of this story, you will be mesmerized by it's brilliance. This story starts Johns' run on Green Lantern, and his reign on top of the comic book world.

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