The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 09/07/11

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 09/07/11
Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by

DC is getting the majority of the headlines but there were lots of other books that made it to the shelves.

The Boys #58
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Russ Braun

Things are heating up and coming to a head. The story is mostly about pushing things along to get to the point at the end. I do like how it’s a little thing that sets everything in motion and not a major event. Braun is looking more and more like Robertson every month.

Morning Glories #12
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Art by: Joe Eisma

Eisma really needs to work on his skirts. They just don’t move right the way he draws them. More mysteries are added to what is already overflowing with mysteries. It’s time to start answering some of them. The elephant in the room is getting bigger. None of these kids are reacting the way they should in the situation they are in.

Wolverine #15
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Goran Sudzuka

Wolverine is trying to kill himself. He was tricked into killing his children and it’s driving him to the brink. How does someone with a healing factor try to kill himself? He keeps jumping off the same mountain over and over. Aaron does a nice job of showing a Logan pushed to the edge and beyond. I do wish that Aaron had spent some more time, and maybe he will later, on the Mongrels (Logan’s children) and when/where Logan met the mothers. Sudzuka’s art is pretty nice. He’s got a nice style. I do have to say that the choice the letterer made for the impact noise of Logan hitting the ground could have been better. The font chosen is horrible and totally ruins the impact of the page.

The New Avengers Annual #1
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Gabriel Dell’Otto

I get what Wonder Man’s beef is with the Avengers but not sure why these others are involved and how he was able to convince them. Seems a bit tenuous at best. And Wonder Man’s reaction has always seemed overboard ever since the first issue of Avengers. Just seems out of character.

Danger Girl And The Army Of Darkness #3
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment & IDW Publishing
Written by: Andy Hartnell
Art by: Chris Bolson

This is a fun crossover. Danger Girl has always been a guilty pleasure. I enjoyed the series even with the over-the-top cheesecake moments that J. Scott Campbell excels at, that I normally find a negative in a book. Campbell should take a page from Bolson who is able to throw in some cheesecake moments but in such a way as they work within the context of the story and don’t stand out as gratitious. I like how some of Sydney Savage’s origin was included in the crossover.

Infestation: Outbreak #3
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Chris Ryall & Tom Waltz
Art by: David Messina

I love the way the aliens talk. This issue seemed compressed and rushed, like some things that they wanted to draw out more had to be compressed and shortened to fit into the 4 issue mini-series. It’s still a fun little mini-series with excellant Messina art.

Mystic #2
Published by: Marvel Comics/Crossgen
Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Penciled by: David Lopez

The story is pretty straight forward and nothing new. Girl from wrong side of tracks will upset and then end up changing the mean spirited girls from the other side of the tricks and has only one friend, the ugly/fat girl. Seen it before. But Wilson does a good job making it fun and interesting. It’s been done dozens of times but Wilson seems to understand that and work around it. Nice art by the Lopezs.

X-Men #17
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Victor Gischler
Art by: Jorge Molina

This has been the best of Gischler’s short X-Men career. Yes, he’s done like 13 issues or so, but only two arcs. That’s not a large sampling. Two have been kind of blah and the third is decent. Lee Forester looks like Shanna at the end. The reveal of Doom seemingly betraying the X-Men is just a red herring. Doom would never side with anyone that wanted to conqueor the world, the world is his to command. So it’s obvious it’s a trick to get the resources needed.

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