Ok, just so I don't make all 4 of you wait too long for the Internets Most Ignorable Comic Reviews, here are the highlights from the first half of today's pull.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN # 569
First appearance of Anti-Venom was just as silly as I had thought it would be, and yet also pretty damn cool. I'm pretty iffy about the whole concept, but with Slott and Romita Jr. behind the story, it should hold up fairly well.
AMBUSH BUG: YEAR NONE #2 (OF 6)
Was this good? I'm not entirely sure. There were a lot of funny points to the story, and I kind of dig the stream-of-consciousness style that was going on here, but I still have absolutely no idea what the point of this mini is.
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE # 16
I'm really glad to see that this book has once again become fun. With the exception of the short "KIA" arc a few months back, this book consistently delivers a storyline that is action-packed, highly informative in relation to the Skrull invasion, and really damn funny at times.
DAREDEVIL # 110
I've really liked the arc that wraps up in this issue, but I'm kind of glad to see it come to an end. This book has felt more like a really cool legal thriller that contains a Daredevil cameo. I'm glad to see that next month's issue appears to mark a return to the more "superhero vs supervillain" kind of story. And, well, the villain is a sexy lady Bullseye, so that's always nice, right?
FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES' REVENGE #2 (OF 3)
I'm not wildly fond of the core Final Crisis series, but all these secondary books so far have been absolutely fantastic. Despite being about my least favorite DC 'family' and their villains who generally suck so good, this book is not only a funny read, it's was also unexpectedly clever and well scripted.
FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1 (OF 2)
The fact that this book is printed in 3D should be enough for you to know it's good. My only gripe is that not every page was 3D, so you've either got to keep putting on and removing the glasses every other panel, or deal with the resulting headache. Still a fun book, and the cover looks fantastic in 3D.
KICK-ASS # 4
This book was actually supposed to come out a few weeks ago, but it was well worth the delays. This issue really ups the ante in the "blood and guts and other fucked up shit" department that Millar and Romita Jr. do so well. Unfortunately, some interviews that have been released on the net about the upcoming movie have already ruined several of the surprises about the two new characters.