Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rant-Reviews--An Avalanche of Comics Part 1

It's been a week since I updated, oh dear. Well, to make it up to you I have a pile of comics from recently and not-so-recently in time I will share my thoughts on...with a vengeance. Expect another avalanche possibly tomorrow or Friday.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #7
Wait, this series is still going, and we're only just entering the final stretch? Jeez. At least it looks good and has some cool fighting. That's about it, it looks good and fights well, kind of like a woman who's been taught self-defense classes and uses it on you when you get a little too close at the bar and whisper something a little crass in her ear.
3 out of 5 stars.

Nightwing #1
This aknowledges Dick Grayson was Batman for a year, so that's nice. It also has him talking about how he enjoyed being in the circus and fighting some guy who has claws like Wolverine. Not the best thing ever, but I"ll try issue number two and see if I like it.
2.5 out of 5 stars.

Mister Terrific #1
The internet seems all split on whether it likes this or not. Well, I liked it and found it pretty fun and entertaining. Our protagonist has the just right amount of snark, and yeah, the comic does mention race twice in a kind of unnecessary fashion which makes things awkward, but that's the only thing dragging my score down.
3.5 out of 5 stars.

DC Universe Presents: Deadman #1
Wow....I mean, wow. This was actually really damn good. It looked nice, the plot was engaging, and I otherwise was just quite impressed. Paul Jenkins really did a good job writing this--which is interesting as he is apparently helping with the awful Dark Knight comic too (I skimmed it, hoo boy). Seriously, pick this up for however many issues the story is about Deadman.
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Uncanny X-Force #15
This was utterly trippy, with the whole super-evolution thing, the great art by Jerome Opena, and some wicked-dark humor. Just awesome.
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Wonder Woman #1
I was so confused for much of this comic, until things finally became a little clearer at the end of the issue. Still, I didn't love this as much as it seems some people did. I mean, it was above-average, but I wasn't utterly wowed.
3 out of 5 stars.

Alpha Flight #4
Now an ongoing series (yah) this issue still marginally ties in with "Fear Itself" but not really, and thank God because it would probably make this a lot less fun that it actually is. Good times all around.
4 out of 5 stars.

Ultimate Comics X-Men #1
Another part of the DC new number, wait. Sorry, let me start again. Part of the new Ultimate comics coming out from Marvel, this is the start of Nick Spencer's run on the series and it's...interesting. I see the formation of what could definitely turn out to be fun stuff, but right now I'm just sort of interested to see where things go. Yes, intriguing is the best word, but not quite fun.
3.5 out of 5 stars.

More tomorrow or Friday.

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