The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 08/10/11

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 08/10/11
Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by

It wasn’t a big week which Troy’s wallet appreciated, but he did get some books.

New Mutants #29
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by: David Lafuente

I like what DnA are doing with the New Mutants. They got a good handle on them and adding X-Man to the cast is interesting. I don’t like what Lafuente is doing. I don’t like when artists try to put their own totally different spin on the look of a character. He’s not doing Sunspot right at all.

Morning Glories #11
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Art by: Joe Eisma

Spencer needs to start explaining things. He’s laying out mystery after mystery with no answers. It’s starting to make the series unreadable. The pacing is off. How long have the kids been there? And still, none of them are reacting the way they should. They accept the situation too easily.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #10
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Penciled by: Dan McDaid

This was a story that called for an artist that could show extreme emotion and nuances in those emotions. McDaid was not it. His art lessened the impact of the story. But it’s not like there was much to begin with. The Agents have been pretty absent from a title that is supposed to be about them. Most of it has been centered about Colleen and Toby. This storyarc was fairly boring.

The Red Wing #2
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Nick Pitarra

Hickman is showing us how a time travel story should be written. With all the multiple jumps back and forth through time, the story doesn’t get lost. It’s easy to follow and there’s a nice swerve at the end. Pitarra’s art is nice.

Vengeance #2
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Joe Casey
Art by: Nick Dragotta

Not quite sure what the point of this series is. A bit confusing. Casey is good at the high concept, but sometimes the execution is lacking. Who are these Young Masters? Where are the other ones? The angry evil kid wants to make a splash has been done already, and better, in the pages of Young Allies.

Ghost Rider #2
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Rob Williams
Penciled by: Matthew Clark

This story is moving very quick. Johnny Blaze is still central, which doesn’t let us get into the new Ghost Rider easily. It almost seems like Williams is rushing things. The pacing fits more for a mini-series then an ongoing series. It needs to slow down so people can become attached. Clark’s art is all over the place. Some of it is really good and some of it look very rushed.

New Avengers #15
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato

I’d thought they’d forgotten that Squirrel girl was the nanny. Haven’t done much with her since the introduction. This issue focuses on Doreen and we get into her head a little bit. It’s a bit forced to fit into the full issue though. It could, and would have worked better, if had been a back-up story. Deodato’s art is nice.

Fly #3
Published by: Zenescope
Written by: Raven Gregory
Art by: Eric J

The story is building and it’s pretty interesting. It keeps going back and forth from the present to the past. Eric J changes his art style to reflect each period and it works pretty good. There is a bit in the middle that is hard to follow as it seems like it’s in the present but it’s really in the past. Gregory is building up an interesting story.

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