The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 12/07/11

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 12/07/11
Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by

The Strange Talent Of Luther Strode #3
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Justin Jordan
Art by: Tradd Moore

Jordan has some things to say about physical abuse and bullies. This issue is pretty obvious with his thoughts on it. Having someone that had to deal with bullies, and having a mother that was a victim of abuse, in Luther can show how abuse affects people. It’s getting to be a bit much with Petra now though. A bit heavy handed. It’s obvious Luther will have to face the “strength doesn’t give you the right to beat people up” problem soon. Even though it’s heavy handed, this is still a very strong book.

4 out of 5

Fear Itself: The Fearless #4
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction, Chris Yost
Penciled by: Mark Bagley, Paul Pelletier

Now I’m confused.. Asgard was destroyed and is on Earth now. The Nine Realms were destroyed and the people are on Earth now. Odin has left Earth at the end of Fear Itself and gone into Asgard-space alone with the dead body of his brother. So how is it that Odin gave Valkyrie the charge of getting the hammers? How is it that Tolar the dwarf has his forge with the secret table?

Stuff happens in this issue, but it just feels like set-up. If these Devourers are so bad, shouldn’t there be a bigger presence with them? Seems a waste of a potentially epic foe.

The Fearless #4 receives
3 out of 5

Stormwatch #4
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Miguel Sepulveda

Now we’re talking. This is what this series can be. Awesome use of Midnighter’s powers, figuring out the control systems. Love the way Cornell has Hawksmoor’s powers manifest. Good stuff. Really good stuff. I kind of hope we see a God Of The Cities in Demon Knights and I have a feeling we’ll see that city.

4.5 out of 5

Huntress #3
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Paul Levitz
Penciled by: Marcus To

This is a good little mini-series. Huntress has always been an interesting character and Levitz is handling her well. He does a good job of having her skirt the edge of hero/anti-hero, which is where she’s always spent most of her career. To’s an excellant artist for this series. He does great with everything he’s called on to do.

4 out of 5

X-Factor #228
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Peter David
Penciled by: Leonard Kirk

Kirk does some excellant work in this book. Great looking stuff. And David’s story is top notch. He does such a great job on this book. It’s always surprising. Not your typical mutant book. The characters are well handled. Interesting plots. This issue is no exception. This is Peter David at his finest.

4.5 out of 5

Justice League International #4
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Dan Jurgens
Penciled by: Aaron Lopresti

The story is decent. The art is decent. Just that. Decent. There’s nothing new to the story, it’s pretty standard superhero. For a team book it’s not handled very well though. Only a couple get spotlighted and the others just become two dimensional powersets. Who it is behind the power is unimportant, just the role they fill.

3 out of 5

Shinku #3
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Ron Marz
Art by: Lee Moder

Fairly standard Vampire story. Even the attempt to find a cure isn’t all that new. But Marz does a good job with the material, keeping it interesting and entertaining. Really nice art by Moder. Beautiful stuff.

4 out of 5

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