Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rant Reviews--Paid Heroes, Crazy Heroes, Violent Heroes.

Wolverine: The Best There Is #5 is actually kind of good, Heroes For Hire #5 is good too, Irredeemable is solid as always.

Wolverine: The Best There Is #5
Surprisingly enough this issue is actually kind of good, with some funny dialogue, good action, and plot advancement that is interesting. It also has some clever, "It's so obvious, why didn't I think of that," moments and otherwise introduces a few twists to keep things fresh. This series is still by no means great, but it at least isn't sucking the air out of the room in the same manner it was when it first started. Charlie Huston seems to have finally developed a good grasp on how to write Wolverine and Juan Jose Ryp of course continues to draw beautifully enough that I decided to stick around through the lame earlier issues to now when things are actually starting to get interesting. Maybe this series won't turn out to be a huge misstep after all.
3 out of 5 stars.

Heroes for Hire #5
Not an amazing issue, but a good one for wrapping up the current plot of Misty Knight being mind-controlled by the puppet-master and setting up future issues following the cool format of hiring heroes to do missions. The plot itself advances a bit, there are some clever moments, and I am otherwise satisfied.
3 out of 5 stars.

Irredeemable #24
The Plutonian teams up with a mysterious man to try and break out of the prison planet, while Modeus and Qubit work to find a way to find Tony also because they know something is terribly wrong back on earth also. It's a good issue that is more-so setting up future conflicts and hinting at things not being quite right about the Plutonian's new ally than it is having huge pay-offs like other issues have done. Still, this has been a great series and I continue to enjoy it even if this is a more mellow issue than others.
3.5 out of 5 stars.

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