I got a bunch of comics last night. I got Fearless Defenders #1, Green Lantern #17, Green Lantern Corps #17, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Justice League of America #1, Justice League of America's Vibe #1, Nova #1, and Sword of Sorcery #5.
This is a new series which is part of Marvel's Marvel NOW! event. The story focuses on an all-female team. Issue 1 introduces its leaders, Valkyrie, a shieldmaiden and defender of Asgardia, and Misty Knight, an african-american private insvestigator weilding a bionic arm. These two characters come together after Misty's colleague, Dr. Annabelle Riggs, accidentally summons an undead army. Valkyrie and Misty work together to fend this enemy force off. Afterwards, Valkyrie agrees to take Misty and Dr. Riggs to Asgard to seek council on the matter. So far, it's turning out to be an awesome read. The fight between the Defenders and the undead soldiers is epic, and the series' leading ladies are awesome.
Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians
DC Comics has started a big Green Lantern story arc called "Wrath of the First Lantern" where the First Lantern awakens to destroy the Guardians of the Universe and starts using the Lanterns' memories against them. With this on my mind, I figured this would be a good time to start the Green Lantern series of titles. And since the story will be spanning all four current Green Lantern-related titles, that makes it a good reason to start on them all now. The story is proving to be pretty interesting so far. Part 4 will be in Red Lanterns #17, so I plan on getting that once it's released next week.
Justice League of America
Justice League of America is another spin-off of DC's Justice League comic franchise, this time, featuring nine members, the new Green Lantern (Simon Baz), Green Arrow, Catwoman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Katana, Vibe, Stargirl, and Steve Trevor. The first issue shows Steve being told about his teamates, and afterwards, he suggests adding Martian Manhunter and Catwoman to the team. However, Green Arrow arrives, severely wounded, with news of an enemy known as the Secret Society. The shocking way this issue ends really leaves you eager to find out what's going to happen next month.
Justice League of America's Vibe
This is a solo series for Vibe launched yesterday along with Justice League of America. The first issue focuses on Vibe's origin. Five years ago, Francisco Ramone, nicknamed "Cisco", lost his older brother, Armando, to Darkseid's invasion. Now, Cisco is working to afford college and coping with a power that keeps him from being captured on camera. He is recruited by the organization, A.R.G.U.S., to fight against parademons, creatures from other dimensions, as well as become a founding member of the JLA.
Nova tells the story of Sam Alexander, the son of Jesse Alexander, who fought as a member of the Nova Corps to protect the galaxy fifteen years ago. However, now, Sam's father works as a janitor at Carefree High School, with Sam covering for him after school. Sam doesn't believe his father's stories about the Guardians of the Galaxy, but when his father disappears, and he winds up injured looking for him on skateboard, he discovers that his father's stories were true, and he must continue his legacy as Nova, the Human Rocket.
Sword of Sorcery
In the fifth issue of Sword of Sorcery, Amaya returns to Nilaa and learns how her father died. Afterwards, she battles rogue assassins from House Onyx to save her mother. In the back-up story, Stalker battles against Lucifer to protect his descendant. Both stories have proven to be very interesting.