The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 01/18/12

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 01/18/12
Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by

Cobra #9
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Mike Costa
Art by: Alex Cal

The war in Nanzhao heats up and Cobra Commander makes some surprising moves. The opening was a bit much with Snake Eyes and Helix. I agree with Bludd, with Snake Eyes how do they ever lose? Costa did a good job picking up the reins from Dixon, it flowed seamlessly.

3.5 out of 5

New Mutants #36
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Penciled by: David Lopez

Loving what DnA are doing with the team. They have a great handle on the different characters, even the newer one like Nate Grey. The adventures are pretty interesting and love the use of Doug’s powers, help make him a more interesting character. I hope that Blink just doesn’t disappear from the radar, she deserves to have a bigger role in the mutant corner of the MU.

4 out of 5

Avengers #21
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciled by: Renato Guedes

Not one of the strongest Avengers issues. Kind of a mess really. The HAMMER storyline is pretty weak overall, happening too quick. Guedes art isn’t even his best. It looks rushed, like the entire issue.

2.5 out of 5

Morning Glories #15
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nick Spencer
Art by: Joe Eisma

My biggest problem with this series has been the kids reactions to everything that’s been going on. And finally we get an attempt at a reason why. This whole “hivemind” and “lemming” thing just seems like a deus ex machina. It seems like Spencer had written himself into a corner and now needed a way out. It feels forced, flat and doesn’t ring true.

2 out of 5

Fables #113
Published by: Vertigo
Written by: Bill Willingham
Penciled by: Various

This is an in-between storyline issue, but it’s definately not just filler. Willingham tells a couple of behind the scenes stories and one that is a true fable. The true fable, and not a fable made “real” in the book, is about teaching a lesson to an unfaithful queen and is pretty good, especially the second part of the story. The other short stories gives the origin of one of the more unique characters in the book, Porky Pine, and the other is great for long time readers, explaining how/why the Emperor avoided the mundane world for so long. Definately not a filler.

4 out of 5

The Activity #2
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nathan Edmondson
Art by: Mitch Gerads

Edmondson is becoming the king of espionage comics. This is well crafted, well written. The mission dialogue is excellent. Most of the book is about the mission, and how the team carries it out, but Edmondson puts some character moments in. Gerads art is good for this style of story.

4.5 out of 5

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