Oct 16 Comic Week in Review
Pablo Gunner continues to hibernate as the nights get colder so unfortunately that also means he's less productive. This week he provides you with two event titles, one DC and one Marvel.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 (EVIL)(W) Matt Kindt (A) Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy
This was easily the best book of the week mainly due to the mind eff factor. Martian Manhunter and Stargirl awake to find themselves inmprisoned. Half of Firestorm, Ronnie Raymond, pops up out of nowhere. He explains that they are in a prison with a series of cells designed for each hero. As Ronnie and J'Onn try to find a way to escape they discover that each cell is each hero's greatest dream or nightmare come true. Some were really sad and depressing but all of them were very interesting. Mahnke's darker appeal fit well with this issue. In the end it appears that Stargirl may have found her own cell. This issue wasn't too heavy of a tie-in but it was a great character study of a lot of the Justice League and JLA members.
Verdict: STRONG BUY/BBOW
AVENGERS #21 INF(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
In this issue we see the after effects of what happened in INFINITY Part 4 of 6. It was a little confusing at first because it had jumped forward but then it went back and played catch up. The Supreme Kree Intelligence with his vast knowledge realizes that despite the fact that the Kree have been released from slavery and servitude that it will ultimately result their death. Ronan acts out in defiance to what the Supreme Intelligence had to say. Perhaps I don't like this issue as much as the last few because this one was kind of a bummer whereas the other ones were more hopeful this was pretty hopeless until the end. At the same time Leinil Yu's art is phenomenal but I've acquired a preference for Deodato & Weaver's. I prefer the clean, clear, concise art that has been in the Infinity book versus Leinil Yu's sketchy, line heavy, sharp style.