Uncanny X-Force #14
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opena
What I liked most about Justice League #1 was… Oh, wait, I didn’t pick that. Oops. Too bad for it but this was the best book of the week. The Dark Angel Saga continues as the troupe has made it into its own universe with the key to defeating a rapidly eviling Archangel. Opena’s art is masterful and conveys such a sense of dread in its storytelling. There are panels, both large and small, that made me cringe, laugh, and gasp. This AOA arc has been wonderfully told by Remender and feels as though it has depth and purpose. I do not know what will happen to the characters or where the story will take us and that is high praise in today’s spoiler-knowing, rehashed stories world we live in. My pick of the week.
“You shouldn’t have done that.”
The Mighty Thor #5
Writer: Matt Fraction
Artist: Olivier Coipel
The battle between the Asgardians & the Eater of Worlds intensifies in this issue. First, the art is beautiful. Coipel can show us emotion with a look and gives a frenetic energy to the battle scenes. The coloring definitely adds to the majesty of watching gods collide. But then there’s the story…Oy vay. Maybe I just came into this the wrong way. Not knowing much about Thor, I picked this up after the movie expecting it to be a bit of a starting point for us novices. But it certainly hasn’t felt that way to me. Fraction hasn’t given me any emotional tie to any of the characters, so while they look amazing, I have no stock in the outcome of the battle. And the portrayal of the townsfolk has been… idiotic. I just don’t get it.
“I! Have! Had! Enough!”
Amazing Spiderman #668- 4/5- Really fun continuation of the Spider-Island story.
Sixth Gun #14- 5/5- Where does evil come from and what is the price to be paid for it?
Flashpoint #5- 4/5- The Wayne family is just… awesome.
Justice League #1- 4/5- I’m pumped to read the next issue. And Hal’s an ass.
Last week’s comics
Gates of Gotham #5- 4/5- We’ll see more of Gotham’s character in Snyder’s Batman run.
FF #8- 4/5- Ummm… yeah… it’s ok.
Ultimates #1- 4/5- Great art and of course Hickman’s need to use the slow burn.
Wolverine #14- 5/5- Absolutely heartbreaking end to this arc. Heartbreaking.
Chew #20- 4/5- Mostly hit but a little miss this month for a top 5 title.
That’s what I read this week, Plexers.