The GeeksverseQuick Thoughts Reviews For 06/22/11

Quick Thoughts Reviews For 06/22/11
Published on Thursday, June 30, 2011 by

Wolverine #11
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Renato Guedes

I’m not sure if I like this new storyline or not. The majority of the last couple of issues are told from the point of view of members of the Red Right Hand. They give their histories and explain why they hate Wolverine so much. There’s not much Wolverine. It’s an interesting story technique, but it’ll tend to get old real quick.

Snake Eyes #2
Written by: Chuck Dixon
Art by: Robert Atkins

This feels different then the Dixon-Joe book. I wasn’t quite sure what to think of a Snake Eyes book but so far this has been decent. Dixon’s done a nice job using other voices to speak for Snake Eyes. Atkins art is great.

Secret Avengers #14
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Penciled by: Scot Eaton

Spencer’s story is great. He rides a fine line between spending too much time on the soldiers (which uniforms are those? what organization do they belong to) but in the end it makes us care enough about them that the entire story works better. He also gives some back story on Valkyrie. Which I’m not sure how much in contradicts her previous origins, but in this case, I’d let it slide as this new story works best for her. Eaton’s art has come a long way and I really enjoyed it.

New Mutants #26
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by: Leandro Fernandez

Great use of Cypher’s powers and explanation of the team’s new mission, cleaning up the X-Men’s unfinished business. Sugar Man is creepy as always. Feel bad for Ronny. Nice use of the former mutants that lost their powers due to M-Day. Be interesting to see if Sugar Man can tempt Dani.

The Mighty Thor #3
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Matt Fraction
Penciled by: Olivier Coipel

Lots of boasting and big (and long) talk by the Asgardians. This issue is the definition of the “let’s fight instead of talk” comics cliche. This fight shouldn’t happen. I’ve liked Fraction’s Asgardians, there’s a storybook feel to it, but it can go overboard.

Justice League Of America #58
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: James Robinson
Penciled by: Daniel Sampere & Miguel Sepulveda

I like James Robinson but he’s not been able to hit a stride since he took over JLA. It’s an interesting mix of characters that I think I would enjoy and I like that he allows us into the mind of each, but overall his run on the book hasn’t been good. The art in this issue was a let down after a couple issues of Booth.

Mystery Men #2
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: David Liss
Penciled by: Patrick Zircher

This is a solid series. The characters are interesting. The story is interesting. What this has to do with the Marvel Universe is wide open. I think I’ll be disappointed with the connection. I think this would be better as a standalone story.

The Mission #5
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Jon & Erich Hoeber
Art by: Werther Dell’Edera

The series gets better each issue. You really feel for what Paul is going for and the choices he has to make. The net that Gabe wraps around him is nice and tight. The simple fact that Elsie has faith in him shows how deep the love is.

X-Men Legacy #251
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Mike Carey
Penciled by: Khoi Pham

I don’t like Legion. He’s a character I wish would just go away. Carey is getting some interesting use out of him, but at the end of the day it’s a character that should just go away. Pham has some talent but he ends up being hit or miss depending on the inker and colorist of the issue.

Green Arrow #13
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: James Patrick
Art by: Agustin Padilla

This might be good if there was going to be more then a couple of issues of Patrick’s work on Green Arrow. I like the tone better then Kruls. The story itself is decent if a bit over the top. But Patrick has a better handle on Green Arrow and his past and present more then J.T. Krul.

Thunderbolts #159
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jeff Parker
Art by: Declan Shalvey

A double sized issue that shows multiple angles on the destruction of the Raft. It makes for interesting reading and helps make the Raft more a vital part of Fear Itself. The main storage is stronger then the back-ups.

Action Comics #902
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort & Axel Gimenez

Can we get the Lex Luthor stories back?

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