Found out today I had forgotten to actually put Warbird on my pull list, thus I must wait a week or two. Bugger. So, just two books this week, neither of which made my day. Spiler warnings as usual.
Robin #150 - Hmm, the 150th issue, and they didn't do anything special for it. Figured that might count as a milestone, but no big deal. So we find Tim breaking into Blackgate Prison to free David Cain. Tim deftly moves through the security system, and manages to get out without difficulty. Hooray.
Tim and Cain reach the designated meeting place, whereupon Tim is ambushed by League of Assassin ninjas. Cain tells Robin to free him so he can help; Tim says no dice. Tim gets kicked in his injured shoulder (from #148), which causes him to spit blood. Yeah, I don't understand the circulatory system that allows that either.
So, we find out what Cassandra's been up to, or maybe what she's become and well. . . ugh. I'm not pleased, but I can't really work up any aggravation over it. Probably because I've been bracing myself for this kind of kick to the nuts for several months now. I mean, she's acting like a complete lunatic, raving and violent, and she wants Tim to work with her, and I don't know. I have theories, well a theory.
Oh, and they hinted at Tim Drake having a life. That's a good thing. Not enough of a good thing to overwhelm the dread I have now, so 2 out of 5.
Annihilation: Nova #2 - This is essentially Nova versus Fear. Mallet said that part of what he liked about the first issue was that Rider was in shock, and it made him act like a dick, and it made sense given the circumstances. So at this point, Nova seems to be past Shock/Grief, and into Shock/Fear - of himself. Which means he isn't all that useful to Drax or Cammi.
See, they need a ship to get off the planet, and Nova initially doesn't seem inclined to help them find one. The girl makes disturbing commentary on how his new costume shows off his butt. Drax teaches us that Earthlings have a distinctive smell. Nova argues with the Worldmind. Nova decides to help them find a ship, but he's still afraid to use his powers, which is bad when large insects are trying to eat you.
Cammi makes me seriously wonder why Drax hasn't killed her yet. Ship found, they prepare to escape, but Nova must use the Nova Force if they're to succeed. Does he? DOES HE?!
And in the Worldmind files at the end, it says that Drax and Moondragon are members of Titan, a moon of Jupiter. OK, here, Titan is a moon of Saturn, so is it different in the Marvel Universe or are the writers just dumbasses? Read a freaking astronomy book, geez it doesn't even have to be a hard one!
And Quasar shows up. Clap your hands. Weaker than last month, but not bad. 3.2 out of 5.