The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 11/30/11

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 11/30/11
Published on Thursday, December 8, 2011 by

Fables #111
Published by: Vertigo
Written by: Bill Willingham
Penciled by: Mark Buckingham

Why can’t other comic series have artists that stay on as long as Mark Buckingham has on Fables? Why the constant turnover? Anyways, another solid issue by Willingham. This has been a consistently solid series. Interesting direction that he’s going with Winter being the new North Wind and Bellflower coming back so quickly. I really thought her story was done. I’ll have to look back and see what the prophecy that one of the kids said because I suspect that Darien won’t be happy for a long time.

4 out of 5

Cobra #7
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Mike Costa
Art by: Antonio Fuso

Nice look into Firewall, interesting take on the character. This issue felt rushed, wrapped up too quicky. It doesn’t seem like Chameleon figured anything out, it was all Firewall. Just felt like it came to a forced conclusion. Nice to see Cobra taking care of their own loose ends.

3.5 out of 5

Uncanny X-Men #2
Published by: Mavel Comics
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Penciled by: Carlos Pacheco w/ Jorge Molina & Rodney Buchemi

Decent second issue. Seemed forcibly extended though. Could have been shorter with the same impact. I’ve always liked Sinister but he was overbearing in this issue. Way too much talking, it got annoying. Liked that he was one step ahead of the X-Men at all turns. Nice to see Scott’s tactical mind at work with the Emma/Hope plan.

3.5 out of 5

The Ultimates #4
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Esad Ribic

Hickman is the heir apparent to Warren Ellis. He’s got the crazy science and high concept down, the stuff that marked Ellis’ runs on Excalibur, Stormwatch, Authority and Planetary. This feels like an Ellis book and that’s a compliment. Great stuff. And what a great looking issue. The double page spread of the dead gods was amazing. Great job on the expressions of Captain Britain.

4.5 out of 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Tom Waltz w/ Kevin Eastman
Art by: Dan Duncan

And by the end the Turtles are four again, or in this new continuity, at least. That was an interesting angle to start the series off with, having Raphael being seperated. But it goes a long ways to wards helping explain his attitude and why he’s always been portrayed as such a loner compared to the others, such a hot head. Old Hob is an interesting new addition to the cast and I can’t wait to see how he interacts with the other mainstays like Stockman and Krang.

TMNT #4 receives
4.5 out of 5

Justice League Dark #3
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Peter Milligan
Art by: Mikel Janin

Things are starting to come together, the pieces starting to move across the board. The first two issues were entertaining, but didn’t move very fast. Now the different characters are starting to interact. It’ll still be interesting to see where Xanadu’s manipulations are leading. The revelation that Enchantress thinks Constantine and Zatanna removed Moon is interesting. Janin’s art is stellar.

4 out of 5

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Art by: Wes Craig

This is like Batwoman in that it’s the same story that would have appeared with or without the New 52 relaunch. In fact it doesn’t carry the new 52 banner. Is it even part? I’m confused. This series deals more with Toby and Colleen then it does with the actual team members. And just what is going on? Talk about being thrown into the deep end with no life preserver. Just an odd issue. Some parts of Craig’s art is nice, but the majority of it is messy.

2.5 out of 5

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