The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For 04/11/12

Quick Thought Reviews For 04/11/12
Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Lots of books to read, lots of thoughts on them.

Wolverine #304
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: lots of folks

It’s a regular who’s who of artists in this issue. Looks like every artist that Aaron worked with on Wolverine shows up here. It’s not as big a mess as would think. Works alright. This is Aaron’s last issue. Loose ends aren’t really tied up, but he leaves it in a good spot for the new creative team to take over. I like how all these threads are left hanging. Here’s hoping that they get picked up eventually.

4 out of 5

Saga #2
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Brian K. Vaughn
Art by: Fiona Staples

This is certainly an interesting world that Vaughn and Staples are building here. The horrors are not what I expected. Can’t wait to see where this goes. The Stalk was pretty freaky, who dreamed that thing up? Solid story, well crafted.

4 out of 5

Danger Girl: Revolver #3
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Andy Hartnell
Art by: Chris Madden

I know I’ve come down on Madden’s art for the unfinished look it’s had, and in this issue he goes for a more finished look. It doesn’t work. It looks worse. The art in this issue was bad, very bad. The story was decent, but this is one of the rare times that the art truly does adversely affect the story. Sad to say as I’ve liked Revolver so far.

2.5 out of 5

Uncanny X-Men #10
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Penciled by: Carlos Pacheco & Paco Diaz

It’s weird talking about Uncanny #10, it should be higher numbering. Hate the “relaunch at #1″ practice. Anyways, I hated Unit during the brief S.W.O.R.D. series. Not quite sure what the point was of the last two issues except for Gillen to get his character into the book. I did like the exchange between Cap and Cyclops at the end. Cap had a good point.

3.5 out of 5

Secret Avengers #25
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Gabriel Hardman

I don’t think Remender has a handle on Hawkeye yet. I didn’t like Venom’s appearance as it seemed pointless. This storyline is too big to be just left sitting there, it’s enough to drive a year’s worth of stories. The interruption by AvX next month is ill-timed and hurts the book more then it helps. Hardman’s art is great.

3.5 out of 5

Saucer Country #2
Published by: Vertigo
Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Ryan Kelly

The second issue is as strong as the first. I like that Cornell is showing that Arcadia realizes what her claims would sound like and is acknowledging that fact. That’s a good angle to take. I also like how he’s adding some crazy elements as well as proof, the bit with the doctor was very good.

4 out of 5

The Boys #65
Published by: Dynamite Entertainment
Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Russ Braun & John McCrea

Wow. I know this is late but damn. That’s how you wrap up a storyline. Excellent pacing as Ennis reveals the biggest secret in the book. Well done. Excellent. In a way you feel bad for the Homelander. Like Butcher said, he became a psychopath by mistake.

5 out of 5

Read: Cobra #12, Demon Knights #8, Ultimate X-Men #10, New Avengers #24, Batgirl #8, Winter Soldier #4, Avengers Assemble #2, Resurrection Man #8

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