Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nov 13 Comic Week in Review

Every week Pablo Gunner uses the little intelligence he has to muster up some written comic book reviews of the titles that he thinks his fellow nerds would want to know about most and the books that didn’t quite make it onto the Comicast. Unfortunately there were some complications in shipping this week which is why we didn’t cover as many comics on the Comicast and in our written reviews as well so we only have reviews of SAVAGE WOLVERINE #11, NIGHTWING #25 (ZERO YEAR).

DC
NIGHTWING #25 (ZERO YEAR) 3.99
(W) Kyle Higgins (A/CA) Will Conrad
There’s many reasons I was turned off to this issue before I read it. First of all I haven’t been overly impressed with Batman Zero Year. Second this cover rubbed me the wrong way. After reading this book I just feel like this cover advertises this issue completely wrong. To me it says young Dick Grayson joins a gang during the Zero Year Gotham City black out. That was not the case at all. This issue is a classic case of don’t judge a book by its cover. Except for the fact that this is the same writer that has been doing this title since number one there wasn’t much going for it. I should have known better considering that it was Kyle Higgins writing this story. It started with Dick performing in the circus with his family and friends showing off and well honestly kind of being a dick. Him and a couple of his friends, Raymond and Raya, were supposed to go see a movie in Gotham together. Due to his behavior during the show they bailed on him but he decided to go anyway despite his fathers instructions. In the middle of the movie the power goes out and this famed black out begins. Dick joins up with some local kids to get back to his camp during all the madness. Somehow for some reason unknown some raving lunatic monster breaks out of a hospital and starts going after them. Dick and his new band of friends do put on the masks but only because it related to the movie they were watching. Richard learns multiple lessons as they attempt to get from point A to point B while being chased by some freak. It wasn’t too deep but it was a decent one-shot. The art was just as good as any other artist that has drawn for this title which in my opinion it was pretty good.
Verdict: STRONG SKIM

Marvel
 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #11 3.99
(W/A/CA) Jock
Despite not caring much for how this story had been going I was really interested in the conclusion. Sometimes when there is a slow build the pay off is totally worth it in the end. I can’t say I was entirely disappointed but I was slightly let down. So at the end of the last issue Logan and this kid he’s been traveling with found themselves in a room full of human sized test tubes. Some guy shows up impales the kid and you find out that, big surprise, those tubes are filled with clones of Wolverine that some organization is trying to recreate. It pretty much ends there more or less. It felt somewhat resolved but not completely. Its probably just Weapon X but it would be cool to see him take them all down and get to the bottom of all of this. As far as I know though this is Jock’s last issue. Speaking of seeing, Jock’s art killed it in this issue. It seemed a little more cleaned up or not as messy rather than the last couple issues. I appreciated the change quite a bit. As a short three part arc it wasn’t too bad despite feeling somewhat unresolved and looking a little too sketchy for my tastes. It’s an easy, short, enjoyable, quick read.
Verdict: STRONG SKIM

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