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Comic Bullets 07.02.08

July 4, 2008

Marvel 1985 #2 (Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards)

This book makes me forgive Millar for his first FF arc with the lame-ass CAP robot. Marvel villains in the real world? What’s not to love? Also, the Hulk smells really bad apparently. Just puttin’ it out there.

Ultimates 3 #4 (Jeph Loeb and Joe Madureira)

This is always such a guilty pleasure to get. I’m sorry, but this book makes me feel dumb, yet I get it anyway. For the art. Flip through the pages and avoid the bubbles, you’ll get a much better story than if you actually read it. Trust me. I tried.

The Boys #20 (Garth Ennis and Darrick Robertson)

I always read this after a book I hate, coz it restores my faith in the medium. This week, I read it after Ultimates, and it brought my I.Q. back up to 30. I dig the conspiracy feel it’s exploring while still keeping the obscene jokes running. Completely different direction from the first arc, but it’s all escalation, and it’s great.

Secret Invasion: Frontline #1 (Brian Reed and GG Studios)

Remember Marvels? Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’s comic about the man-on-the-street perspective? This is that, but with bigger explosions and less mopey moments. With Marvels, i found myself saying “Come on already…” with this, I actually heard myself go, “hold on, hold on!” I like this better than the main Secret Invasion book already.

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Comics Reviews – Week 07.02.08

July 4, 2008

Astonishing Xmen #25 (Ellis, Bianchi) – Maybe I was just expecting a lot from Ellis, not a total letdown but it’s a lot different now.

Batman #678 (Morrison, Daniel) – What the fuck is going on?

Hellboy – The Crooked Man #1 (Mignola, Corben) – It’s great that they’re tackling witchcraft in America this time, a lot different from the usual European myths/folklore present in Hellboy stories.

Amazing Spider-Man #564 (Gale, Gugenheim, Slott, Siqueira) – Still fun and light reading.

Ctuhlhu Tales #3 (Messner-Loebs, Nelson, Lepre) – Great cover, and for some reason every issue of Cthulhu Tales have at least ONE bad story.

House of Mystery v2 #3 (Sturges, Willingham, Rossi) – I’m a big fan of weird stories, and this one makes me shriek with joy everytime I read it.

Joker’s Asylum – The Joker #1 (Nelson, Sanchez) – Don’t mind the art, the story is cool. They made Joker look like a good guy in this story.

Manhunter v4 #32 (Andreyko, Gaydos) – YOUR INVISIBLE SKIN IS BLACK!

Patsy Walker – Hell Cat #1 (Immonen, Lafuente) – Looks and reads promising.

Supergirl #31 (Pucket, Walker) – Don’t bother.

Whew, still have to read the others. Time for work.

-vemp