The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 08/15/12

Quick Thought Reviews For The Week Of 08/15/12
Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by

This week is going to include alot of books from the previous week that I didn’t get a chance to read because of Toy Fair and the work trip.

Fables #114
Published by: Vertigo
Written by: Bill Willingham
Penciled by: Mark Buckingham

Fables is just a consistentantly good book and this issue is no exception. Willingham is playing with alot of pieces and he adds another one into the mix. But it’s a seamless addition. The storyline with Terese doesn’t interupt any of the others going on. They all have their place and time to shine.

4 out of 5

Avengers #22
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciled by: Renato Guedes

Not Guedes best work. Not even close. Not even Bendis’ best work. Not by a longshot. This whole HAMMER storyline, in both books, has just been a big mess. The ideas Bendis is trying to convey? Not coming across. This could have been alot better. Combining The Hand (which in Wolverine is under the Kingpin’s control, but here it’s under Gorgons?), Hydra, AIM and HAMMER into one organization is a great idea. The execution has just been bad.

2.5 out of 5

Secret Avengers #22
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Rick Remender
Penciled by: Gabriel Hardman

Remender’s run is off to a good start. Good mix of the team. Good conflict of personality. Interesting enemies. Definately off to a good start. Remender’s X-Force has been hit or miss and I didn’t like Venom (not happy to see Venom joining the team), but I like what he’s setting up with this book and the first issue was pretty good.

4 out of 5

The Legend Of Drizzt #5
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: R.A. Salvatore & Geno Salvatore
Art by: Agustin Padilla

I’m glad that Salvatore leaves this open ended. Even though the events aren’t directly referenced in the Neverwinter novel, which I had hoped, this does fit nicely in between the books. I’m glad Pwent is alive, in a way, and I like how Salvatore solves the dwarf vampire’s problem.

3.5 out of 5

Birds Of Prey #6
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Duane Swierczynski
Art by: Javier Pina

Did I miss an issue? Last issue ended with Starling (stupid name, should have just called her Rose Tattoo and got it over with) jumping off a bridge and being shot at. This issue opens with a very convoluted and hard to follow sequance of one of Choke’s mindslaves being saved by the Birds. There’s only 2 panels to explain what happened to Starling, nothing talking about how she was able to find the Birds again, how she dealt with Canary (seeing as how she thought Canary had set her up). Horrible. Just does not work.

2 out of 5

Winter Soldier #2
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Ed Brubaker
Art by: Butch Guice

I’ve always been a fan of Guice. His work here is excellant and I like the energy he’s displaying on the pages. Some are just a bit hard to follow what is going on though. The story is very interesting. Good espionage mixed with super heroes. Fast paced. Good stuff.

4 out of 5

Read: X-Factor #232, Generation Hope #17, Uncanny X-Men #7, Batgirl #6, Grifter #6, Ultimate X-Men #7; Wonder Woman #6; The New Avengers #21; Wolverine #301; Captain America #8; Huntress #5; Powers #8; Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #1

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