The GeeksverseQuick Thoughts Reviews For The Week of 01/26/11

Quick Thoughts Reviews For The Week of 01/26/11
Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by

X-Men #7
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Victor Gischler
Penciled by: Chris Bachalo

Someone get Gischler off this book. Soon. There’s a couple of nice things set up but overall this is not good. Personalities are cranked to the max and how is Storm able to function in a sewer? She’s claustophobic. The little bit mentioned about it is a cop-out. Bachalo’s art isn’t up to his normal standards either.

Fables #101
Published by: DC Comics/Vertigo
Written by: Bill Willingham
Art by: Eric Shanower

It’s a neat twist to have Shanower draw an issue that takes place in Oz, when Shanower is the one writing the adaptions of Oz at Marvel. This issue looks in on Bufkin in the Business Office. It’s a nice change of pace from the more dark stories recently.

New Avengers #8
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Daniel Acuna

This issue was short. At least it seemed like it wasn’t a complete issue. The Cages on a date and of course something comes along to mess it up. This issue showcases Bendis best talent as a writer, dialogue and interaction between characters. It’s what he’s good at.

Captain America #614
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Ed Brubaker
Penciled by: Butch Guice

The “Trial of Captain America” isn’t one of Brubaker’s best arcs on Cap. It’s still a good read, just not one of the better ones. I’ve always been a Guice fan, but not sure what’s been going on the last couple of issues. The pencils aren’t as tight as they normally are.

Uncanny X-Men #532
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Matt Fraction & Kieron Gillen
Penciled by: Greg Land

I know Fraction likes the introductory bubbles and they’re usually good for a chuckle or two, but this issue was introductory bubble overload. Really overload. Too much. Ruined a good joke. Land’s work was the best I’d seen from him in a long time.

Green Arrow #8
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: J.T. Krul
Art by: Diogenes Neves

The plus is that Neves art is actually pretty good in this issue. The issues he’s had aren’t as noticable. The negative is the story. It’s just too much with this mystical forest. The Demon appears out of nowhere. All of a sudden people are investigating the forest now. Just too much.

New Mutants #21
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Zeb Wells
Penciled by: Leonard Kirk

A rather quick end to the Fall of the New Mutants and Rise of the New Mutants storyline. Lots of questions left unanswered. But it was a good end. Kirk’s art is as good as always. I’m interested in what the new creative team does with the New Mutants after the Age of X “takeover”.

Avengers #9
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciled by: John Romita Jr.

The Marvel Illumanati’s secret is out. The reason that Parker Robbins finds out about the Infinity Gems seems a little out there. He just happens to run across an Inhuman in prison? That part just doesn’t work. The rest of it is good, Cap’s anger is genuine and justified. Can feel the hints of disappointment in Thor’s voice when he tells Iron Man to “prove him wrong”. Romita’s art is better then normal in this issue.

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