The GeeksverseQuick Thoughts Reviews for Books Out 01/05/11

Quick Thoughts Reviews for Books Out 01/05/11
Published on Sunday, January 9, 2011 by

Freedom Fighters #5
Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Penciled by: Travis Moore

Another excellant issue that adds layers to the overall story. Enclave A is a pretty freak place. Moore’s work is top notch and creates a real suspenseful mood equal to any top horror movie.

Superboy #3
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Pier Gallo

This is an odd book. It’s good, but then parts of it are kind of blah. I can’t stand the way Gallow draws Connor’s glasses. They look so stupid. The hair of some of the characters is pretty bad as well. Interesting story. I didn’t like the pacing of this issue.

Generation Hope #3
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Penciled by: Salvador Espin

The story is alright. It seems pretty lacking in excitement though and Logan and Cyclops are off, character-wise. Espin’s art doesn’t fit the title. It’s too cartoony and lacking in details. All the characters look like kids but now, if that makes any sense. So far Generation Hope hasn’t been that great a series.

JSA All-Stars #14
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Matthew Sturges
Art by: Freddie Williams II

Not sure how I feel about this. The premise behind the story is good. But it’s kind of meandering and just feels off. There’s a couple of good character moments though.

X-Factor #213
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Peter David
Penciled by: Valentine De Landro

This comic feels the most like an ensemble tv show then anyother book out there. It’s a super hero comic and yet it’s not. It feels more like a TV drama with some action sprinkled inbetween the character moments. Having Peter David write an X-Factor tv show might be a good idea. This is more a character book then anything else.

Weird Worlds #1
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Kevin Vanhook; Aaron Lopresti; Kevin Maguire
Art by: Jerry Ordway; Aaron Lopresti; Kevin Maguire

I’m not a big fan of anthologies. Most of the time there’s only 1 good story and the rest are just bad to okay. With anthology mini-series it’s even worse, as you usually only get 1 great story, 1 good and the rest just bad to okay in the entire mini-series. This one is slightly different as we get 2 decent and 1 okay. Garbageman and Tanga are decent with the Lobo story being okay.

Wolverine: The Best There Is #2
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Charlie Huston
Art by: Juan Jose Ryp

Ugh. That’s all I can say about this. Ugh. This is a waste of a comic. They must think that “mature” means cutting people up and lots of blood. Horrible characterization as well. Beast was not Beast. Wolverine is not Wolverine. Just makes no sense. This takes place awhile ago since Beast is still on the team.

Iron Man/Thor #3
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Penciled by: Scot Eaton

A good little mini-series. The plot makes sense. The characters involved make sense in being there. Some of Eaton’s best work to date. I even like the use of Diablo. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be a top tier villian.

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #4
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Allan Heinberg
Penciled by: Jim Cheung

Decent story. I like it overall and glad to see the Witch back. But man, Cheung’s art is beautiful. It’s amazing work and his Scarlet Witch is perfect. I’m still not sure how this story will end up affecting the MU and the Avengers books as a whole.

Ant-Man/Wasp #3
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written & Penciled by: Tim Seeley

This has been a fun little mini-series. Seeley has a good handle on the character of Eric O’Grady, the new Ant-Man. He covers the moral range of O’Grady perfectly, from good to bad. He’s also good at handling the scientific knowledge of Hank Pym. The art is pretty good as well.

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