The GeeksverseQuick Thoughts For 03/21/12

Quick Thoughts For 03/21/12
Published on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by

Lots of books this week, lots of thoughts.

X-Factor #233
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Peter David
Art by: Leonard Kirk

Kirk’s art is beautiful. Easily one of my favorites. Except he has to redesign Havok and Polaris’ outfits to match the rest of the teams. Another very solid issue from David. This book is consistent, month in and month out. It’s surprising and David makes this odd cast work very well.

4.5 out of 5

Memorial #4
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Chris Roberson
Art by: Rich Ellis

This issue explains how the Everlands came to be. Interesting to see the various Lost Souls and great explanation for how these real people became legends. Stolen moments is an interesting concept. I’m thinking that Em is one of the missing sisters. I think she’s Memory. But the bit with the shadow at the end might put a stop to that theory. Have to wait and see.

4.5 out of 5

Generation Hope #17
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: James Asmus
Art by: Takeshi Miyazawa

There really hasn’t been anything in this series that couldn’t have happened elsewhere, so it really had no purpose in existing and it’s over. Gillen’s stories were decent, Asmus were just okay. The whole Sebastian Shaw thing always felt forced. The biggest problem with this story was that Hope was supposed to have been manipulating people but it never came across that way until it was forced to. We don’t know what exactly her powers are so it didn’t make any sense.

2 out of 5

Red Hood And The Outlaws #7
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort

And yet another instance of a DC book that makes itself feel like it’s not part of the DCU proper. The way that Red Hood and Starfire are talking about aliens being treated in a court of law, why hasn’t that been mentioned elsewhere in the DCU? Seems like a pretty major thing. The rest of the issue is standard for Red Hood. Decent but nothing earth shattering.

3 out of 5

Birds Of Prey #7
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Duane Swierczynski
Art by: Jesus Saiz

Why is it with the new 52 books, I keep feeling like I’m missing something? There’s very little connection from one issue to the next, even in story arcs. Either that or the books just aren’t memorable and I keep forgetting what happens. Either way, it’s not a good thing. This storyarc needs to wrap up so we can have some character development and growth. It’s starting to stagnate.

2.5 out of 5

New Mutants #39
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by: Leandro Fernandez

Good arc to switch artists on as Ferandez’s work is perfect for this rather dark storyline. Lopez’s work is great, but would have been too cheerful for this. Excellent captions with Warlock, great to see how he thinks. I like how DnA is able to still put in some nice character moments. I also like how they’re digging into old New Mutants storylines.

4 out of 5

Read: Fables #115, Snake Eyes #11, Fearless #11, Kick-Ass 2 #7, Wolverine #303. Grifter #7, Near Death #6, The Sixth Gun #20, Wolverine And The X-Men: Alpha & Omega #3, Infestation 2 #1

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