The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 10/19/11

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 10/19/11
Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by

Avengers #18
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Daniel Acuna

I like Acuna’s work but I don’t like when he draws people in the backgrounds. They look unfinished. No new Avengers are decided in this issue. It’s really just a wrap-up of Fear Itself and setting the stage for the next storyline. There’s a couple of good moments but overall this issue is just set up, and not much of that at all.

3 out of 5

Dungeons & Dragons #12
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: John Rogers
Art by: Andres Ponce, Nacho Arranz & Vicente Alcazar

I love this book. I love the banter and personalities of the group. I especially liked Adric’s reasons for going after Khal. That little bit adds alot to the group dynamic and Adric himself The story has some nice twists already. I do want Di Vito back though. The art was decent enough but his work really makes this book shine.

4.5 out of 5

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #171
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Larry Hama
Art by: S.L. Gallant

Hama is definately hitting his stride. There’s action, intrigue, spies, emotions, ninjas and everything else that made G.I. Joe such a hit in the 80s. After a bumping start this title is becoming one of the better ones out there and it’s being consistent at that. This issue has a couple stories going and Hama paces them perfectly. I wonder why the Joes are so interesting in Darklon. The Russian Ariashakage is an interesting addition to the Joeverse.

G.I. Joe: ARAH #171 receives
4 out of 5

Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #4
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Darick Robertson

Damn… No wonder Butcher has such a mad on for the supes and the Seven in particular. What a twisted story. Wow. Ennis is pulling out all the stops. What happens to Butcher is enough to make anyone go nuts. And Robertson’s art is excellant. That last scene is crazy.

4.5 out of 5

Red Hood And The Outlaws #2
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort

Lobdell is crafting a nice chemistry between his caste. I like the origin he’s giving Jason Todd. It fits into what had already been established but has a fresh coat of paint. The only thing that doesn’t work is the timeline. It starts a year and a half ago, after he had been Robin. That doesn’t give much time for Tim Drake to have spent time as Robin and Dick Grayson as Batman. It just helps make the continuity mess of the new 52 that much worse.

Rocafort’s art is nice. He’s got some interesting layouts but at points it becomes hard to follow. The colors don’t help. The fight scene that is interspaced with flashbacks gets lost as the flashback colors don’t stand out.

4 out of 5

Fables #110
Published by: Vertigo
Written by: Bill Willingham
Penciled by: Mark Buckingham

Fables is one of the most consistently good comics on the shelves. This issue is no exception. I’m really interested in seeing where Willingham is taking the Nurse Spratt storyline. I think we’re seeing the creation of the next big threat to the Fables. The Winds segment is interesting and I’m glad we’re getting more personality to Bigby and Snow’s children. The other winds are interesting personalities.

4.5 out of 5

Wolverine #17
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Penciled by: Ron Garney

Can we just get Garney to pencil all of Aaron’s Wolverine stories? The two work very well together and it’s a great looking Wolverine. The goodbye scene with Melita was well done as was all the interactions with the old chinease guy. That guy is a riot. Wolverine as the Black Dragon of the Chinatown underworld had alot of potential. It’s only brought into play now when Logan is leaving San Fran?

4 out of 5

Wonder Woman #2
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Brian Azzarello
Art by: Cliff Chiang

I’m loving what Azzarello is doing with Wonder Woman. I love the dark and twisted look to the Greek gods. The story is interesting and can’t wait to see where it goes. Love the art by Chiang. This is a Wonder Woman that I can enjoy reading.

4.5 out of 5

Comments are closed.
Advertisements

Connect With Us!
The Geeksverse on Instagram
Recent Comments