I finished reading the complete Our Worlds at War all in 1 volume tpb. This 500 page saga has huge threats Imperiex & a second one that immediately follows it that is equally changing for the JLA, JSA, Steel, Young Justice, Supergirl & others dealing w/ this threat in order to save the universe. It has few weak points but draws heavily on famous speeches in US History to give this threat added weight as if it was real in our own universe as text in addition to the events going on the words and art on the page at certain key points of the story. The aftermath of OWAW is like a punch in the gut to the DC Universe w/ Wonder Woman loosing her mom, Lois & Clark lost people they love and are thought to be missing or dead (later on in future stories this is proven to not be the case but you wouldn't know it at the time Pre-Flashpoint DC). OWAW is a good event, I give it a rating of 7 on the story & a 8 on the art so 7.5 out of 10 overall.
I will have my Garcia-Lopez Superman HC & Yotsuba&! Vol. 1 GN later on today or tomorrow to read. I will put Beanworld on my will read list. The only thing certain is Walking Dead HCs will be on hiatus for me for a long while maybe until 2014. Life is so damn depressing now w/out zombies I just have no interest in reading about that certain story for obvious reasons. I'm certain that Kirkman will survive okay though.
Finally, thanks again for the suggestions everyone it is greatly appreciated.
I read Superman Panic in the Sky tpb. It is basically Superman vs Brainiac & their forces fighting in space & elsewhere. The JLA (or what is considered the JLA), GL Corps heavyhitters, JLI or JL Europe at this point, The big red cheese, Kirby's Fourth World heroes & more join in the fight. This collection had only a few twists & turns but not enough to move beyond the realm of just an average Superman story. This event just basically why you needed the JLA as the big 7 & to have a ready army. I just wished that the "sacrificial death" was of a hero of greater importance & not a D lister that one mentions once or twice before and is never mentioned again. The art is great for 1991 combining the talents of Tom Grummett, Bob McCloud, Dan Jurgens & more in making the epic event possible for the readers. If I have a major gripe about it is on one page a few of the villains on earth did look very similar to Skrulls (a villain from the Fantastic Four, a MARVEL title). While I praise the effort in practice as for the rating itself I can only give a 3 stars out of 5 for this event.
Fables Werewolves of the Heartland OGN is a off shoot from the Fablesverse following the events of Mister Dark & its aftermath. Bigby is in searching mode for an area that would be suitable for Fables to relocate away from humans. Bigby stumbles across an old friend in his WWII days and to put it lightly Story Town (no I'm not making that name up) has more secrets than any Fable would want to know. I can't say this OGN is Willingham's highpoint in Fables just slightly better than the Great (translation crappy) Fables Crossover tpb. The art is not Buckingham good just average. The story is just too predictable or I have been reading the series for long enough to know where the quarter comes from the kid's ear or pull a rabbit out of the hat. If you want Bigby vs several werewolves fighting in a grand finale you will get your fill in the last third of the OGN. There was one scene that was disturbing a suicide of one of the characters that just creeped me out as a word of caution. There was some elements of T & A that you expect & a different variety that goes along w/ the story. In comparison, the previous volume of the Great (crappy) Fables Crossover got a 3 out of 10 & this Fables Werewolves OGN gets 4.5 out of 10 rating so only slightly below average. So unless you are a diehard Fables fan or really like werewolves in the Fablesverse you can skip this or you can try the Fables spinoff series Fairest and see if that is to your liking.
I finished reading Jew Gangster & it felt as if it was watching a old TCM B&W film on the Depression period piece in comic book form. We focus on Ruby who moves away from the straight & narrow for the seduction of easy money. Kubert paints a picture that doesn't sugarcoat the realities of crime life. The ups & the downs, people acting foolishly & consequences for doing so. Overall Kubert's art & words deliver a small glimpse into the gangster's life and I was entertained by this artist's devotion to his craft for his audience. If you like Brubaker's Criminal give this OGN a chance. I give Jew Gangster an 8 out of 10 rating. Read Kubert's work it might surprise you.
Next up: Superman Our Worlds at War complete Edition.