Monday, May 16, 2011

Rant Review--Dull Avengers, Black Panther Does Well, And Deadpool Family Is Just Awful

New Avengers #12 keeps jumping around in time to a point where I've pretty much lost interest, Black Panther #518 wraps up its first story-arc nicely, and Deadpool Family has a terrible one-shot.

New Avengers #12
We're still stuck on the whole, "Mockingbird has been shot and might die!," storyline illustrated by Deodato that quite frankly bores the hell out of me, and Howard Chaykin seems to be trying less with his art set in the past as half the time the action was confusing and I couldn't figure out just what was going on. Brian Michael Bendis has a severely underwhelming two tales going on here, and because they are split up and both going on at the same time it feels like they are taking twice as long to finish. This just isn't very enjoyable.
2 out of 5 stars.

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #518
Black Panther's feud with Vlad comes to a conclusion--even though potential is left for Vlad to return in the future--and this story arc ends nicely while also cohesively flowing into the next one. The Francavilla draws some great fight scenes and explosions and David Liss writes characters that are compelling and multi-dimensonal. People seem to either love or hate this series--I started out indifferent, then hated it before seeing everything come together, and now I really enjoy it.
4 out of 5 stars.

Deadpool Family #1
That was pretty much abhorrent. The first story is okay, about Kid Deadpool stealing a robot and causing trouble with it, but the story with Lady Deadpool and Headpool is incomprehensible and confusing--plus it isn't funny at all despite trying so desperately hard to be. The 3rd tale brings in a dog that is like the Sentry and is cartoony and just sort of lame, and the last tale wants to be a cool hard-boiled noir tale but isn't that great. Yeah, at least the various stories' art looked good so I'll tack on an extra half-point for that.
1.5 out of 5 stars.

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