Darkhawk: "War of Kings"? Yep. Darkhawk, a character I took just a little bit more seriously than Snapper Carr or Jimmy Olsen, seems like the Darkhawk has man-ed up (or will be manning up, having to get between Gladiator and Black Bolt can do that to ya). I don't know how many of you remember "Skyracker" from Image Comic's "Heavy Mettle" who once fought against and later as comrades of Rob Leifield's "Supreme) (which was good until about issue 10 and Alan Moore's "Supreme is WAAYYYY over rated BTW). Anyway, the new direction of Darkhawk seems to be similar to how that guy looked and fought.
Dawkhawk meets another person who has a suit like his and finds out he is part of something bigger, and has to learn how to use his suit properly, as he and the alien go to the "War of Kings" frontline, this ought to be good.
He sends an expeditionary force, destroys all kinds of Kree worlds with "Nega Bombs" and has the elite Imperial Guard attack the wedding of Ronan the Accuser and Crystal of the Inhumans. Man, I thought Black Bolt was FINALLY going to be the guy to kick Gladiator's butt, however; the element of surprise caused the Imperial Guard to beat the heck out of Ronan the Accuser and a few other Inhumans, and Gladiator cheated when fighting Black Bolt.
At the end the Inhumans vow revenge on the Shiar, and next issue they get some pay back (though Lliandra was captured---yet again---) by the Imperial Guard and Vulcan. The Inhumans use their Black Bolt powered weapons and wipe out part of the Shi'ar fleet (Why Vulcan is surprised, I don't know, you'd think the guy would know Black Bolt ain't no joke). SIDEBAR: Gladiator and his loyalty to the crown is really working my nerves, I wish Black Adam was in the Marvel Universe for a week just to kick Gladiators butt!. Speaking of my name sake...
JSA 25. Good, yet disappointing on a few levels. One, the wizard SHAZAM is almost as silly as the Spectre with what he chooses to do. He can take Captain Marvel's power, a guy who did everything the wizard asks, BUT he can't take away Black Adam's? He makes Adrianna (Isis) a statue after ALL she went through? Geoff Johns
is a great, let me take that back, an INCREDIBLE writer, but there are always these unnecessary inconsistences. Further, has anyone explained to the JSA what happed to Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman in Biayla? When is it going to come out WHY black Adam killed the Death Horseman zombified Biaylians? Further, the destruction of the character Black Adam is utterly ridicules and unessecary. Johns made good with the anti-hero thing, instead of DC playing the DOOM / Namor angle, they screwed it up, and bad. Cannibalism in the silly mini serie "Dark Age", unessecary and uncharacterist deaths of multiple Teen Titans in "WWIII" and "52" silly, and not like Johns had initially wrote him. Guess their whole "nobody good kills anybody" schtick just makes them HAVE to screw up Black Adam. Folks, tell John's and the folks at DC I'm available for a 12-36 issue RUN on JSA or a Black Adam book!