Monday, November 12, 2012

Today, Rip Hunter puts together a scrappy, ragtag, team...

...including a younger version of his own dad, Booster Gold; Claw the Unconquered, Starfire--not the Titans one, this one, and it probably says a little too much about me how hot I find that outfit. Oh, and Superman and Green Lantern--hey!
I picked up Time Masters: Vanishing Point #4-6 a couple weeks back. It's better as a Booster Gold side-quest, than as "The Search for Batman!" as it proclaims on the covers. This issue, our heroes run afoul of a wizard and a witch, who decide to use time-travel to steal an atomic bomb.

The wizard and the witch kind of bust me up, though: the witch is pretty hot, while the wizard seems to have Skeletor's feet. And by rifling through the heroes' minds, they get the idea that the atomic bomb is a big power, but have no idea what they're getting into.

I'll keep an eye out for the first three of the series, but it's almost like busywork for the heroes, to keep them from finding Batman five minutes after they figure out he was thrown back in time. So, not terribly consequential, but it's readable, you might see some characters you like, and there's some fun interactions with the characters. Booster and Hal, for example, don't really seem to get along that well: Hal always seems stodgy and full of himself around Booster, and I'm not sure why that is. He always acts like he's never made mistakes, either. Flip through it, if you see it in the cheap bins.

Story and art by Dan Jurgens, finished art by Norm Rapmund.

2 comments:

SallyP said...

This was actually a pretty good series, although as you noticed, it really didn't have very much to do with finding Batman. But Rip got to yell at Hal and Superman for being mean to Booster, and that was definitely worth the price of admission.

Dale Bagwell said...

I guess Jurgens was in a MOTU mood because those villains like heavily influenced by that show. Or to go in another direction, the witch looks like a dead-ringer for Warlord's daughter. Hmmmm.

All that line-up was missing was Ambush Bug and Wilddog:)