The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For 02/29/12

Quick Thought Reviews For 02/29/12
Published on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by

Another week, another batch of books and some thoughts on a couple of them.

The Ultimates #7
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Esad Ribic

Once the current storylines are done, where does this title go from here? The problem with the Ultimates is that each progressive story has gotten bigger and bigger. Right now this is as big as it gets. The entire world is changed. Where does it go from here? I’m enjoying the journey to there. Hickman is a master at the comic book craft.

4 out of 5

Avengers #23
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Daniel Acuna

Please let the Hammer storyline end. Just put it out of it’s misery because it’s been awful. What evidence does Osborn have for the Avengers being terrorists? Where? Nothing is ever stated or shown. Bendis just wanted to manufacture something and he did, but it just does not work. These have not been good issues. I enjoyed Bendis’ run on Avengers for the the most part, but I’m glad it’s ending. Bring on Hickman (I hope).

2 out of 5

I,Vampire #6
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Joshua Hale Fiaklov
Art by: Andrew Sorrentino

Really what made this issue was the art. Really nice layouts by Sorrentino. Excellant work. Good interaction between the script and the art. Well crafted. This has been a pretty decent series so far. I like that it’s fully integrated with the DCU proper.

4 out of 5

Lord Of The Jungle #2
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Written by: Arvid Nelson
Art by: Roberto Castro

So far this is a solid series. The story is good, dialogue is a bit rough in spots but overall it moves well and reads well. The art is good. I like Castro’s style.

3.5 out of 5

Magic: The Gathering #2
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Matt Forbeck
Art by: Martin Coccolo

The story is good. The art is good. The coloring is not. The colors in this issue were overpowering. Too many pages it washed out the art and made it hard to see what was going on. Almost headache inducing. I don’t think the first issue was this bad and I hope the third issue isn’t or this book won’t make it. It’s hard to enjoy a book when you can’t make out any of the art because of the colors.

2.5 out of 5

The Activity #3
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Nathan Edmondson
Art by: Mitch Gerads

This is an excellant book. If you like spy books, warfare books, spec ops books, you need to check this out. Edmondson has crafted a nice group of characters. There’s barely any action in this issue, it’s about what happens when a mission goes fubar and the story is great. Engaging. You really feel for the characters.

4.5 out of 5

The Cape #4
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Joe Hill w/ Jason Ciaramella
Art by: Zach Howard

This was an interesting story. Well crafted, well drawn. Interesting and a bit disturbing. But very good. I’m sad to see it end, but I enjoyed how it ended.

4.5 out of 5

Read: G.I. Joe Retaliation Prequel #2, TMNT: Dontatello, G.I. Joe:ARAH Annual, FF #15, Ultimate X-Men #8, Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #2, Wolverine & The X-Men: Alpha & Omega, Blackhawks #6, Captain America And Buckky #627, Amazing Spider-Man #680, Nightwing #6, The Boys #63

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