Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rant Reviews--Two Books With Wolverine, A Cybernetic Batman, and Green Arrow Is Just Lame.

We've got Uncanny X-Force #9 with another stand-alone issue that is still good but actually kind of disappointing considering how great this series has been, Wolverine: The Best There Is #6 actually finishes somewhat decently, DC Universe Online Legends #7 drags a bit, and Green Arrow #11 kind of sucks. Yeah, nothing too impressive.

Uncanny X-Force #9
Rick Remender does another one-off story in a row? Odd. Anyways, Dr. Nemesis brings Magneto information about a Nazi who is still alive--which upsets Magneto seeing as how he went through the holocaust. He goes to the X-Force team to ask them to kill the Nazi, and Wolverine obliges. That's pretty much it. Yes, you feel for Magneto and how sad and angry he is, and the Nazi makes some points about evil begetting evil, etc. and the art is very nice by Billy Tan, but after some amazing issues this is a bit of a let-down. It's still quite good for a general comic though.
3.5 out of 5 stars.

Wolverine: The Best There Is #6
Huh, this actually didn't suck. Yes, it was gross with the bad-guy vomiting viruses and it had the usual extreme violence, but this time there was some interesting morality discussed, and Juan Jose Ryp as always turned in some great art. Charlie Huston has done some great comics but this has been a bit of a black eye--with things at least seeming to be getting better. I also really liked the bit with Mortimer Goth--there is something both sad and pitiful to him. Yeah, things slowly got better over six issues from being absolutely terrible to now being just above-average...yah?
3 out of 5 stars.

DC Universe Online Legends #7
A Batman-centric issue, that also heavily involves Lex Luthor and his increasingly complex plot that is either so genius I don't grasp it or just annoyingly convoluted. We seem to be bringing in time travel now so that might make stuff even more complicated because once you screw around with time stories have a tendency to cause headaches quite easily. Still, a decent enough issue even if not much happened.
3 out of 5 stars.

Green Arrow #11
Ollie and some of his Justice friends along with that Gallahad guy fight evil trees and bugs while the demon Etrigan makes lame rhymes and absorbs a tree too. I swear to God, J.T. Krul is just doing the most basic of hackwork here, but I guess it isn't all his fault as this had to tie in with Brightest Day but couldn't spoil the big events in the last issues so Krul had to just essentially go about having a big annoying fight scene with tree-people. It's just really bad though.
1 out of 5 stars.

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