The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For 08/29/12

Quick Thought Reviews For 08/29/12
Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012 by

Another week and a lot of comics to talk about.

Green Lantern Annual #1
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Geoff Johns
Penciled by: Ethan Van Sciver

I haven’t been keeping up with Green Lantern, but with the introduction of a new Lantern, it seemed a good time to get into the title. This is the prologue to the Rise Of The Third Army, as well as the death of a couple of major GL characters. One of them is pretty obvious since we already know a new GL is on the way. And it makes a scene in Justice League #12 come across as cheap and useless. Why have that person leave the team when he was going to die anyways? More impact if still part of the team. The deaths seemed anti-climatic. Which is a shame considering the two characters involved.

3 out of 5

X-O Manowar #4
Published by: Valiant Comics
Written by: Robert Venditti
Penciled by: Cary Nord

Valiant continues the string of strong debuts and issues. A lot of action in this issue, showing Aric’s return to Earth. I like the line about the Vine being caretakers of Earth. That leads to lots of interesting possibilities.

4 out of 5

The Sixth Gun #24
Published by: Oni Press
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Brian Hurtt

It feels like it’s been extra long between issues. I’m glad to have another issue in my hands. Love this title. This issue was no exception. So much going on. Bunn’s story is excellent and Hurtt’s art is great.

4 out of 5

FF #21
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Nick Dragotta

Hickman continues to wrap up his Fantastic Four/FF run by wrapping up his storylines. This one deals with the Inhumans and the Kree as well as Crystal and Ronan The Accuser’s relationship. Poor Crystal. You feel bad for her and her husband at the end. But as Sue Storm says, duty trumps all. I like Dragotta’s art and he does some really good things in this issue, but I think a different artist would have really driven home the pain of seperation. Not that he doesn’t do a great job, he does, but a different artist might have really made it hurt.

4 out of 5

Stormwatch #12
Published by: DC Comics
Written by: Peter Milligan
Penciled by: Will Conrad

Wait.. the only connection between Stormwatch and the DCU and he’s leaving? And we’re supposed to care? Twelve issues and the Manhunter’s impact in Stormwatch has been pretty little. The Manhunter’s leaving Stormwatch just feels like a quick way to get him free to use in the new Justice League mini-series and get one of the DCU’s bigger guns into the open more.

2 out of 5

Read: Uncanny X-Force #29 & 30, Nightwing #12, Winter Soldier #9, Snake Eyes #16. Morning Glories #21, Gambit #2

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