The GeeksverseQuick Thought Reviews For 09/12/12

Quick Thought Reviews For 09/12/12
Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by

AvX #11 was the big book this week and there was more of DC’s Zero Month but there were a lot more books that came out worth talking about.

X-O Manowar #5
Published by: Valiant Comics
Written by: Robert Venditti
Penciled by: Lee Garbett

I don’t know if it’s just the inks by Stefano Gaudiano, but Garbett’s pencils were great and had a similar feel to Cary Nords. The story was good, it had a nice flow to it. Venditti does a good job with Aric, he’s believable as a warrior out of time. Aric’s a Visigoth warrior, he would only momentarily be shocked by his new surroundings and would rapidly get his bearings. The introduction of Ninjak is good, giving us a decent glimpse of the character’s motivations. I felt that the conversation between the two Vine agents of MI-6 was too forced. They didn’t reference Ninjak directly. That might have worked better if we already didn’t know that Ninjak was coming thanks to teasers and the cover.

4 out of 5

Uncanny X-Men #18
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Penciled by: Ron Garney

Really well done tie-in issue. Loved how Gillen showed a different side of the battle going on in AvX #11. Really liked how Emma described the power of their thoughts, how just having the thought made it a reality. The exchange between Magik and Colossus was interesting. Maybe now Peter will finally understand that his little sister doesn’t exist anymore. I love me some Ron Garney artwork. Like Coipel, he’s another one that needs to be working a monthly in Marvel Now!

4 out of 5

Captain America #17
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Ed Brubaker & Cullen Bunn
Penciled by: Scot Eaton

I haven’t been enjoying the latest arc as much as I have others during Brubaker’s long Cap run. I’m glad to see Diamondback returned. I’ve always liked the character, hope to see more of her somewhere else when Cap ends. This arc just feels like more of the same. It’s a theme that’s been overplayed with Cap, even during Brubaker’s run. I know it’s kind of a farewell story, Brubaker showing how much Cap does matter, but it’s just the same theme. For some reason I think Zemo is going to kill Sharon at the end, I hope not though.

3 out of 5

Harbinger #4
Published by: Valiant Comics
Written by: Joshua Dysart
Penciled by: Khari Evans

Evans art has an ugly quality to it. It’s decent but the faces just look ugly. The story was decent but I think it moved too fast. Peter should have spent more time at the foundation before he got pushed to the edge. It just moved too quickly and feels forced because of that.

3 out of 5

Wolverine & The X-Men #16
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Penciled by: Chris Bachalo

The new Hellfire Club are such warped characters, they are fun. This kinda-origin of Kade was interesting, a good look inside his warped mind, but the 4th wall breaking moments kind of ruined the whole thing. They felt out of place.

3 out of 5

Read: TMNT Micro-Series: April, X-Men #34 & 35, Ultimate X-Men #15 & 16, Ultimate Spider-Man #14

3 Responses
    • TMNT has been great since this new run started up.

      Has Ultimate Spider-Man left Parker dead or is he back yet?

      • He’s still dead. Probably will be for awhile. Miles Morales seems a decent and popular character.

        • I haven’t picked up Ultimate in a while. I was hoping that they wouldn’t rush Peter back into the costume. Heck, it’d be interesting if they didn’t and left him dead. My fear was that I’d get attached to Miles and he’d be kicked out to Scarlett Spider status and eventually dropped altogether. Glad that hasn’t happened.

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