Monday, February 4, 2013

JANUARY 30 COMIC WEEK IN REVIEW

We have some really good books that we did not have time for on the Comicast!!




Injustice Gods Among Us #1 $3.99
Writer: Tom Taylor, Art: Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller, Axel Gimenez, Marc Deering
Pablo
The was actually surprisingly good. The book had a pretty interesting hook. The art fluctuates styles but its not at all jarring and works quite well. The story was very intense. It starts with Batman in the present then flashes back to five years ago. Lois is pregnant with Clark's child. Batman shows up, Joker gets involved, and things get messy quick even with all of the Justice League involved. I was blown away by what they did in this issue. I could not put it down. I really appreciated the art and this crazy "what if" type of story because it allows them to do things they can't or won't do in the ongoing mainstream titles.
Verdict: BUY

The Ambassador
The art kept me reading the book. It was different, but worked really well with the story. I could not put the book down until I was done with the book. I like the idea on why Superman is going to go crazy. They bring in the joke and he uses some crazy strategy. I like how he used many arsenals to pull off the scheme. At first it sounded like a cake walk, but Joker just did everything to mess with Superman's head. Now I am interested int he game and the rest of the series. I wish dc and marvel would do more things like this. I know this cross promotion must be helping people read comics and play the game. I am ancious to see where this story goes
Verdict: STRONG BUY



Marvel NOW! Superior Spider-Man #2 $3.99
Writer: Dan Slott, Artist: Ryan Stegman
Pablo
This book is so effing stupid it hurts my head. I feel like Slott is continuously spitting in the face of hardcore Spidey fans. It would almost be funny if it wasn't so cheesy over the top and dumb. This perversion of a Spider-Man comic is just filth. The art is without a doubt better than the last issue. I rather enjoyed and appreciated the art in this issue. The story is crap though. It's so predictably moronic. The whole issue is about "Otto Parker" trying to get with Mary Jane. After many failed attempts he decided to just access Peters old memories of them being together and it comes off in a very pervy manner. In the end he decides to quit pursuing her altogether. He either was or he wasn't so it wasn't much of a surprise either way.
Verdict: PASS
The Ambassador
The only good things to come from this book is Ryan Stegman. The art really stepped up this issue. If only the writing would. I fell the Dan Slott Peter Parker is more emo than the Spider-man 3 Peter Parker. Slott has not kept his story straight from  he beginning.  The writing feels like it is flipping off hardcore spider-man fans like myself. I feel insulted by this book If you want a good spider-man story go to Ultimate or Scarlet.
Verdict: PASS



Arrow #3 $3.99
Story: Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg, Art: Jorge Jimenez, Sergio Sandoval, Pol Gas, Mico Suayan
I don't mind at all that this title is just a series of short stories. Every single story and issue adds more exposition and character growth. I quite enough these one and done stories because anybody could pick them up and enjoy them without any previous knowledge. The art in each story is unique to that tale and yet they are all similar in their gritty style. Don't let the art on the cover scare you away because its much better inside.
Verdict: BUY



Deathmatch #2 $3.99
Writer: Paul Jenkins, Artist: Carlos Magno
The story is pretty interesting as they have all superheroes, villains that are long time friends and lovers forced to face off against each other to the death though it would be  lot more interesting if they were characters I actually knew and cared about. The art is stunning with its gritty surreal look as some things look glorious and others gruesome. There wasn't all that much story progression other than the matches themselves. Whats weird is that the people are not fighting each other of their own volition something or someone is actually controlling them so its all set up. I just feel like it would be more interesting if they could get best friends and lovers to kill each other of their own choice as it would be a lot more emotional, brutal, and sinister.
Verdict: SKIM



Invincible #100 3.99
Writer: Robert Kirkman, Artist Ryan Ottley
I came in the middle of the story, but I somehow did not feel that lost. I Kirkman is a genius writer. He is really good at writing heroes that are good, but not always. The end of the issue I really did like the main character. The issue was really long, but not in a bad way. It was the thickest book I read this week, but I did not notice until I compared it to the other ones. It is a great deal for a 100 issue. This book is the size of an annual, but it is only 3.99. I will not do any spoils on this review.
Verdict: BUY AND ADD



Mara #2
Writer: Brian Wood, Art Ming Doyle
This book is mostly dealing with the fallout from the first issue. The story is paced fairly slow, but I am still interested in it. I feel that it will go better in trade, but I still wan to know what happens as ASAP (as soon as possible). The art is still consistently good.  The art in this book really compliments and assists int he story telling. The ideas are not completely original, but it is still a fun sotry and the take seems to be different.
Verdict: BUY

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