The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week of 09/14/11

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week of 09/14/11
Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by

Yes, it’s another week dominated by DC books but there were some other good ones out as well.

Fear Itself #6
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Matt Fraction
Penciled by: Stuart Immonen

Each issue of Fear Itself has felt like alot of filler and not much substance. It hits on things that occure mostly in other books. The grand, sweeping idea doesn’t come across that well. But this issue was stellar. The pace slows down and we see people preparing for the worst. Nice use of existing Asgardian myths with the Serpent and Ragnarok.

Cobra #5
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Mike Costa
Art by: Werther Dell’Edera

Costa keeps the surprises coming as well as tieing the new story into existing stories. Steeler is revealed to be who Black-Out originally was. This leads to a question of “where is the real Steeler”. Nice to see Costa tieing Hearts and Minds into the main books. Bludd is rapidly becoming very interesting. I like how he’s more dangerous then the other Cobras think he is. Dell’Edera can fill in for Fuso anyday. Style is different enough but at the same time has the same overall feel and effect.

New Avengers #16
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato

This was Bendis at his best. Well plotted, well scripted. Loved the opening how the Avengers gave a negative aspect of the next head shot and then ended with them giving a postive side of the same comment. Well done.

Fear Itself: Hulk Vs Dracula #1
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Victor Gischler
Penciled by: Ryan Stegman

Major issue with the passage of time here. Dracula’s kingdom can’t be that big and yet in the time it takes the Hulk to walk a couple steps Dracula has sent his people out in C-130s to collect lots of monsters. At the same time Raizo Kodo and the Forgiven have heard about the Hulk landing in the vampire nation and arrived to help out, been thrown in jail and are sitting there.

Why did the Forgiven come to help out? That’s not made very clear. And Dracula isn’t much of a master stragetist. Good Stegman art though.

Legend of Drizzt #2
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: R.A Salvatore & Geno Salvatore
Art by: Agustin Padilla

Padilla is a frustrating artist. Sometimes he has dynamite work and some times he has subpar work. This was subpar. This was a set-up issue, not much of worth going on. The struggle of Phwent is well done though.

X-Men Legacy #255
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Mike Carey
Penciled by: Steve Kurth

Yay, another mind control induced fight between allies. Lots of what seems like wasted pages in this issue. Hurry up and finish it so we can get into regenesis. It is good to have Havok, Polaris and Rachel back though.

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