The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 01/25/12

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 01/25/12
Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by

Justice League #5
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Geoff Johns
Penciled by: Jim lee

This is an okay book. It’s not great. It’s not good. It’s just okay. Lee’s pencils are standard for him, but the backgrounds are almost overpowering in alot of the pages. Johns script is blah. The whole thing about Batman revealing his identity? Made no sense, felt out of character. Things felt too rushed. Wonder Woman doesn’t read as if she’s the same character as in her book. Yes, it’s five years in the past, but nothing about this feels connected to the other books.

2 out of 5

The Mighty Thor #10
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Matt Fraction
Art by: Pepe Larraz

There are some foundamental logic issues wrong with this book. Tanarus attacks Heimdell in front of Sif and later on the All-Mother wonders where he is. (1) Why wouldn’t Sif tell the All-Mother that Heimdell was attacked by Tanarus? Heimdell seeks out Tanarus because he can’t see him in the magic sight. Tanarus has replaced Thor and been around in their memories in place of Thor. (2) Why hasn’t this bothered Heimdell before? Yes, it’s a new spell, but in their minds Tanarus has been around forever, so that if he can’t see Tanarus, it shouldn’t bother Heimdell because it never has before. At the end of the issue Thor gets his memory back. (3) Why does he sound so out of character on the last page?

2 out of 5

The Ultimates #6
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Brandon Peterson & Esad Ribic

See, this is how you write a doomsday scenario comic book. The world is on the brink, the heroes are without options. Nick Fury comes along and tells you to rewrite the rules. This is a monster of a storyline. My only concern, how does it get topped going forward?

4 out of 5

The Sixth Gun #18
Published by: Oni Press
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Brian Hurtt

This series just gets better and better, more layers added to it each issue. This one introduces the town of Penance, which looks like it’s got it’s share of odd characters. We also meet an old friend of Sinclairs and the weird place he lives in. The appearance by my favorite Billjohn O’Henry is nice as well. Excellant use of the cover, using the giant 6 as the ring that Sinclair’s chains are around.

4.5 out of 5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Tom Waltz w/ Kevin Eastman
Art by: Dan Duncan

Reincarnation? Interesting angle to take, but in a way it works for these characters and their origins. I like the way the human characters are intersecting, Casey and April. The introduction of the Mousers is great. Can’t wait to see them in action. This is a new take on the turtles, but it feels like the old at the same.

4.5 out of 5

FF #14
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Juan Bobillo

When Hickman wrote “All Hope Lies In Doom”, he wasn’t kidding. It’s amazing to watch all the threads he’s laid out over the last couple of years come together into one cohesive story. Amazing.

5 out of 5

Read:Blackhawks #5; Fantastic Four #602; Teen Titans #5; X-Men Legacy #261; Justice League Dark #5; I, Vampire #5; Astonishing X-Men #46; Uncharted #3; Near Death #5

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