After reading the first Hudlin BP trade, I've pretty much concluded that Hudlin is writing BP like "Batman as head of state" which isn't any better or worse of an approach as any of the casually omnipotent Batman stories that are out there. I just think Hudlin's a bit too heavy-handed as a writer about the whole thing, and I'd say the same thing about a lot of Batman stories, too.
Actually, I think the title of this was "Silver Rage," which is one of those neat puns that works both within the context of the story and as a meta-commentary on the state of comics at the time. I wasn't as impressed with this as I wanted to be -- I think both artists have done better work -- but it is something I'm keeping as 'Ringo's last published comics work.Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four #1-4: This one's noteworthy for being Mike Wieringo's last work for Marvel before his untimely demise, and shows why he was a master of storytelling. It's a fun, lighthearted story written by Jeff Parker, featuring an alien invasion of Earth that didn't take 8 issues and multiple tie-ins to tell the story (I'm looking at you "Secret Invasion"). In fact, this was published during the midst of Civil War, if I recall, and was somewhat of a protest against the Civil War affecting every Marvel title at the time. The title of the story inside the book is "Silver Age", and this is a good throwback to the Silver Age goodness of Marvel. Grade: A