Sunday, July 31, 2011

Reviews for Avengers #15, Venom #5, X-Men: Schism #2 and more!

Hey everyone.  My apologies for not having full reviews this week.  I got caught up reading Y: The Last Man and old comics.  Not making excuses, and I'll have full reviews next week.  This week, I'm just going to go over what was good about the issue and what wasn't good.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Reviews for Daredevil #1, Marineman #6, and more.

And here we are.  Comic Con International 2011 is upon us.  I am unfortunately working most of the weekend, but I'll be seeing Captain America and posting a review soon after.  Lets get to this week's reviews shall we?

DC Comics
Batman #712:  While some books are ending before the September relaunch, Batman is still going.  And the end to the current arc is somewhat lack luster, it's still a decent ending.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The DC 52, Which Ones Will Last?

I'm purple and can kick your ass

Much like everyone else, I'm very excited about the relaunch in September that DC is doing.  But the big question is, which ones will last.  There are a lot of books, and not all of them will survive.  Lets take a look at the list shall we?

There are a few books that DC won't cancel for any reason.  They will be big sellers or have to big a legacy to ever cancel (without a relaunch not far behind it anyways).  Those books are:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Reviews for Captain America #1, Ghost Rider #1, Green Lantern #67 and more!

Hey all.  After an off week, I'm back with full reviews.  It's a massive week, with 10 comics.  Couple of new series (one is a relaunch), and an ending of another until September.  Here we go.

Marvel Comics

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Comic Book Movies: Are They Struggling?

After the Green Lantern was released, a lot of people are saying that the comic book movie is finally done and can't be profitable anymore.  What is funny about this claim is that every site, blog, whatever, they all look to the year The Dark Knight was released.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Reviews for Avengers: the Children's Crusade #6, Batman Inc. #7 and more

Hello faithful readers.  It's a very short week this week.  I was hoping that I was going to get a couple in the mail, but with no mail coming on the 4th, it didn't look promising.  Anyways, it was a good week with only one sub par comic.  Lets get started.

Marvel Comics
Avengers: The Children's Crusade #6:  It's been three months this time?  The waits are getting longer and longer, but this series is amazing and always worth the wait.  #6 keeps that trend going.

The Scarlet Witch remembers who she is.  With the Young Avengers just standing there watching, Beast, Jessica Jones, and Hawkeye appear to help the situation.  Ultrons appear, mimicking the final issue of Avengers when Wanda killed a few team mates.  They realize she is trying to kill herself.  Wiccan talks her down, and she admits that Wiccan and Speed are her children.  Wanda realizes what she has to do:  make more mutants.  She first heads to X-Factor to heal Rictor.  And it works.  But the X-Men find Wanda, and do not look pleased.

The story seems like it could have ended with this issue, leaving a lot of potential stories open.  Wait, we have three more issues?  I'll take that instead.  Heinberg doesn't move the plot along that much, but the character arcs get the most attention.  There are only two scenes in this entire book, and you can't even tell until you reread the book. 

Cheung's art is his usual greatness.  The action looks amazing, the characters are expressive, and his storytelling abilities are some of the best.  Some of his characters looked a little rushed at some points.  For a book that only comes out between 4 or 5 times a year, I would hope this wouldn't be a problem.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade #6 gets 4.5/5