The GeeksverseQuick Thoughts For The Week Of 11/09/11

Quick Thoughts For The Week Of 11/09/11
Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011 by

The New Avengers #18
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato

This issue shows Norman Osborn assembling his new Dark Avengers team. The choices are interesting. I’m not quite sure how the Gorgon works as Wolverine but the rest are good. I’m very glad to see it tying into the other books and events. We get Trickshot from the recent Hawkeye mini-series and 2 of the characters from the Osborn mini-series. This is the kind of stuff I like to see in a shared universe.

Between these appearances and the mutant Brood over in ‘Wolverine And The X-Men’, I’m having faith in Marvel’s editorital department. Which is good because I’ve lost all faith in DC’s.

4 out of 5

Wolverine #18
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Penciled by: Ron Garney

New rule. Jason Aaron has to work with Ron Garney on Wolverine from now on, no other artists. Garney seems to bring the best Wolverine stories out of Aaron. And Fat Cobra and Gorilla-Man have to guest star every other arc. Do that and Wolverine will be a great book. This issue is crazy fun. Great dialogue. Fun moments. Funny one-liners. If Jeff Parker can’t do anymore Agents of Atlas, I think Aaron should do the book. I love Jade Claw’s explanation for her plan.

Batgirl #3
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Gail Simone
Penciled by: Ardian Syaf

I really liked this issue. Simone does a good job of showing the state Barbara is in. She’s confidant in herself, angry that no one else is. It makes sense for what has happened to her. At the same time, as confidant as she is, she needs the people around her to have faith in her and her choices. The encounter with Nightwing is good and she reacts in understandable ways. The problem with the New 52 crops up again as there are notes about the shared past between Barbara and Nightwing but it’s not clear just how far their relationship went beyond friendship. In the old DCU they had a physical relationship, finally giving in to the childhood attraction. Did they here? It’s not clear.

4 out of 5

Uncanny X-Force #17
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Jerome Opena

This has gone on too long. The Dark Angel Saga needs to end and thankfully it will next issue. So much of it feels like filler. And the filler overwhelms the important parts. This was one of the better parts of the issue but not enough time was spent on Psylocke as Death. Good looking book though. I hate Fantomex.

3.5 out of 5

Grifter #3
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Nathan Edmondson
Penciled by: Cafu

This doesn’t seem to start off at the same place the last one ended. Was a bit confused at first. This issue does good at expanding the story. There’s a big case of misunderstanding going on it seems between Cole Cash and the government. The reasoning behind the mask is good, giving the aliens something to remember since all humans look the same. Be intersesting to see where Grifter’s girlfriend’s story goes. Good art by Cafu.

4 out of 5

Resurrection Man #3
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by: Fernando Dagnino

We saw the Heaven side of things, now we see Hell’s side as they try to get Mitch. I can’t remember if the Body Doubles always had a healing factor or if it’s new. Either way it’s something they should have. They’re interesting characters. Liking Mitch’s father’s old friend. Liking the metaphysical side that DnA have given Resurrection Man this time around.

4 out of 5

Huntress #2
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Paul Levitz
Penciled by: Marcus To

To draws a great Huntress. Menacing, beautiful. He handles the acrobatic movements perfectly. The story is decent as well. Nothing super heroic about it but still a nicely done story.

4 out of 5

The Legend Of Drizzt #3
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: R.A. Salvatore & Geno Salvatore
Art by: Agustin Padilla

Padilla’s art is getting worse. He seems to have that problem on every series he’s been on. It starts off strong but just gets weaker and weaker as the issues go by. The story is a little drawn out, but the conflict within Pwent is well done.

3.5 out of 5

Pigs #3
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nate Cosby & Ben McCool
Art by: Breno Tamura

The story is pretty good. Flashing back to their training and to the present, gives us a good idea of the sleeper agents. The art is decent but the fight near the end is very muddled and it’s hard to follow the action, it’s a bit jarring and confusing. Overall this has been a good series and interested in seeing where it goes.

3.5 out of 5

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