The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For 05/02/12

Quick Thought Reviews For 05/02/12
Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by

Another week of new comics has come and gone. Lots of books read, lots of points to make.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #178
Published by: IDW Publishing
Written by: Larry Hama
Penciled by: S.L. Gallant

I’m not a fan of the Blue Ninjas, but this is vintage Hama-Joe at it’s best. Cobra Commander is sprouting off craziness. The Joes are throwing out military sounding terms right and left. This book has reached a consistent level after the first storyline that wasn’t very good.

3.5 out of 5

X-Factor #235
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Peter David
Penciled by: Leonard Kirk

I was wondering how David would handle the Havok/Madrox leadership issues. He comes up with a good solution. I like the play on Kick-Ass that he does in this issue. And who won’t like Shatterstar’s tongue-in-cheek “thinking of adding shoulderpads”. Kirk’s art is fantastic.

4 out of 5

Avengers Vs X-Men #3
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Ed Brubaker
Penciled by: John Romita Jr.

Cyclops surrendered off-screen? That seems a bit odd doesn’t it? This series is off to a horrible start. The fight between Logan and Cap felt forced. Rachel being the “mole” in the school felt forced. This whole event feels forced. And the art by Romita Jr. is just bad.

2 out of 5

Avengers Academy #29
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Christos Gage
Penciled by: Tom Grummet

This illustrates perfectly why event tie-in comics don’t usually work. The whole thing felt incredibly forced. It was like Gage wasn’t sure how to handle it but was forced to do the story. Not good at all. And Shaw not being a bad guy didn’t last long at all.

2 out of 5

Stormwatch #9
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Peter Milligan
Art by: Miguel Sepulveda

Like many of the New 52 books, reading this makes me think I missed an issue. When did the relationship between Apollo and Midnighter expand so much? That really just met a little while ago. Now they’re together, or so it seems. Chunky writing in alot of spots. Did we really need to have everyone’s codenames spoken aloud like that? We know who they are. The art was decent but the story was lacking. Not a good debut for Milligan as the new writer.

2 out of 5

The Defenders #6
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Matt Fraction
Art by: Victor Ibanez

Loving this series. Great stuff. Love the inclusion of the stuff Fraction had created for Iron Fist. Makes the MU seem larger and more mysterious. Can’t wait to see what else Fraction comes up with. Ibanez was a decent fill-in artist. With practice will be a great artist, has a nice style, but was a bit rough in some spots.

4 out of 5

Supreme #64
Published by: Image Comics
Written by: Erik Larsen
Art by: Cory Hamscher

Jerk Supreme is back. Sweet. I liked Supreme when it first came out because this was a character that was fresh. Since then there’s been alot of attempts at the “Bad Superman” but Supreme is still the first. I enjoyed Alan Moore’s run but nothing beats the Jerk. Glad he’s back.

4 out of 5

Read: Voodoo #8, X-Men Legacy #265, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9, The Manhattan Projects #2, Batwing #9, Teen Titans Annual #1, The Mighty Thor #12.1, The Mighty Thor #13, Smoke & Mirrors #2, The Amazing Spider-Man #685

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