GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — February 6th, 2013

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Aquaman #16  Cover Art by Ivan Barrows
Aquaman #16 Cover Art by Ivan Barrows

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week. This week, Dakster looks at  Aquaman #16 and Kelly gives her thoughts on today’s release of Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Special.

Dakster Sullivan — Aquaman #16 – Throne of Atlantis crossover event (written by Geoff Johns, art by  Paul Pelletier)

Have you ever seen a movie and wanted to scream out “That’s him! That’s the bad guy!!” Well, that’s how I felt after reading Aquaman #16 last week.

This is the first crossover story arch I’ve read in the DC universe, so I was happy to see that it only bounces between Justice League and Aquaman (my wallet is happier too). Issue #15 left us seeing Cyborg call in reinforcements and needing some upgrades so he could go after the members of the Justice League that had been taken by the Atlanteans. I could tell it wasn’t an easy thing for him to do, but he wanted to save his friends, so he did  despite what it would mean in the long run.

Aquaman is still having a hard time with everything going on, but hes finally seen that he chose the wrong side to fight on. What no one realizes yet is they have all been getting played by someone they’ve been protecting and trusting the entire time. The last page had me wanting to get on the Justice League comlink and tell Batman what I had just witnessed. Alas, much like yelling at your favorite team during a game, my yelling fell on deaf ears and the Justice League is still unaware of what has happened.

The crossover ends next month in Justice League #17 and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out. I’m also interested to see how the new members of the Justice League respond to being part of the team. I’m also curious about to see what happens between Batman and Hawkman. Batman didn’t seem to thrilled that Cyborg brought him on without talking with him first, not like he had a chance…Batman was kind of at the bottom of the ocean at the time.

Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.

Kelly Knox – Preview: Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Special

Today brings an interesting one-shot comic to readers of DC Comics’ New 52 — a love-themed issue featuring couples like Superman and Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Batman, Batgirl and someone from her past (it’s too much to hope that it’s Dick Grayson), and more.

Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Special sounds like a fun book at first glance:

Romance is in the air in the DC Universe! In this anthology of stories just in time for Valentine’s Day, Catwoman fondly recalls her first time meeting Batman, Mera discovers a pile of old letters and the tragic love story they tell, Batgirl finds unlikely romance on the streets of Gotham, Nightwing meets a girl that can keep him on his toes, Apollo travels to Seoul to find Midnighter, and Wonder Woman and Superman take another important step in their blossoming relationship. Plus, as a special bonus, this unique one-shot includes perforated Valentine’s Day cards featuring the stars of all the stories!

Young Romance  Image: DC Comics
Young Romance Image: DC Comics

I have to admit that after seeing the preview pages, however, I find myself a bit skeptical about the issue. I didn’t have strong feelings about Superman and Wonder Woman until seeing them together in the Young Romance preview; something about seeing the two on a date just feels off.

I’m still planning on picking up Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Special today. If you do as well, let us know what you think in the comments below.

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:


Animal Man #17
Batgirl Vol. 1 The Darkest Reflection TP
Batgirl Vol. 2 Knightfall Descends HC
Batwing #17
Detective Comics #17 (CP)
Dial H #9
Earth 2 #9
Fairest #12
Green Arrow #17
Human Bomb #3 (Of 4)
Insurgent #2 (Of 6)
Legends Of The Dark Knight #5
Legends Of The Dark Knight Alan Davis HC (Corrected Copies per DC Comics)
Looney Tunes #211
New Deadwardians TP
Phantom Stranger #5
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #30
Smallville Season 11 #10
Stormwatch #17
Superman For Tomorrow TP
Superman The Man Of Steel Vol. 7 TP
Swamp Thing #17
Wonder Woman Odyssey Vol. 2 TP
Worlds’ Finest #9
Young Romance A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1
All-New X-Men #7
Avengers #5
Avengers Assemble Annual #1
Avengers The Once And Future Kang TP
Captain America The Death Of Captain America The Complete Collection TP
Daredevil End Of Days #5 (Of 8)
Deadpool MAX Second Cut TP
Disney Princess Magazine #11
Fearless Defenders #1
First X-Men HC (PE)
Hit-Girl #5 (Of 5)
Indestructible Hulk #2
Iron Man #6
Marvel Now Previews #3
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Prelude #2 (Of 2)
Monsters Inc The Humanween Party #1 OS
New Avengers #3
Red She-Hulk #62
Road To Oz #5 (Of 6)
Scarlet #6
Secret Avengers #37 FI
Superior Spider-Man #3
Thunderbolts #4
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #20
Uncanny X-Men By Kieron Gillen Vol. 3 TP
Venom #31
Winter Soldier #15
X-Force Omnibus Vol. 1 HC
X-Men Fall Of The Mutants Vol. 1 TP

30 Days Of Night Vol. 3 Run Alice Run TP
Adventures Of Augusta Wind #4 (Of 5)
Crow Skinning The Wolves #3 (Of 3)
Doctor Who #5
Doctor Who Omnibus Vol. 1 TP
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #187
G.I. JOE Special Missions Trade Paperback Box Set
Joe Palooka #3 (Of 6)
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #3
Snakes Eyes And Storm Shadow #21 (Of 21)
Star Trek #17
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #8 (Of 8)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret History Of The Foot Clan #1 (Of 4)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 4 Sins Of The Fathers TP
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #13
Transformers Prime Rage Of The Dinobots #3 (Of 4)
Transformers Spotlight Megatron OS
Alice In Wonderland HC
Brothers Of The Spear Archives Vol. 2 HC
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland #4 (Of 5)
Colder #4 (Of 5)
Gantz Vol. 26 TP
Hellboy In Hell #3
King Conan The Phoenix On The Sword TP
Rex Mundi Omnibus Vol. 2 TP
Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #1 (Of 5)

Acronym Key:  VC = Variant Cover  / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback  / CP = Combo Pack  / PE = Premier Edition / OS = One Shot / FI = Final Issue

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