Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rating What I Read Last Week

Aquaman #2 C+ - Slow building, great art.
Blackhawks #2 - C+ - Good story, mediocre art

Firestorm #2 - Cancel - Too much going on and pedestrian art

Flash #2 - C+ - Building, good art and okay story, growing on me.

Green Lantern The New Guardians #2 - C+ - Good story, weak art.

I, Vampire #2 - A - Great story, great art, wonderful moody feel to this book.

Justice League Dark #2 - B - Building nicely and excellent art.

Savage Hawkman #2 - Cancel - Story is trying to do too much and the art is too muddy

Scalped - B - Great Series

Incredible Hulk #1 - C - All set up.

Spaceman #1 - B - Cool premise and looks like it should be a good story. Love Risso's art.

Ulimates #3 - B+ - Hickman is starting to get the feel of doing big ideas and moving the plot at the same time, with some great art.

Red Wing #4 (of 4) - D - Too convoluted to actually understand reading chapters months apart. May read well as a trade.

Captain America and Bucky - B+ - A great character study and wonderful art.

Guarding the Globe #6 (of 6)  - C - Killed by delays

Walking Dead - B - Nothing happened, it was very good.

Secret Avengers - B+ - Aja's art rules and Warren Ellis does great one and done stories.

Daredevil #5 - C+ - I feel like Waid is preaching too much and sometimes trying to explain stuff that only makes comic book sense and trying to explain it makes it worse.

Superman #2 - B+ - Great art and a surprisingly compelling character piece, especially the Lois/Clark relationship.

Wolverine and the X-Men #1 - B - I wanted to hate it, but it was goofy fun and the characters even know Wolverine running a school is insane.

Voodoo #2 - C+ - Not sure this premise last long term.

Teen Titans #2 - B - Norm Rapmund really adds to Booth's art and the story is a good premise.

Mighty Thor - D - Cancel - I was reading Thor and the book decided to create a new Thor, I'm tired of this trick Marvel, seen it with Hulk to Hercules, Daredevil to Black Panther, Captain American to Cap and Bucky and need to judge each series on its own merit.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Things That Are Bugging Me In Comics

I do not have the time to do this justice, but I also want to this blog to have some new content more then once in a blue moon.

So a very short post, with no graphics, my current big gripes.

The armor and overly complex costumes. My chief example the new Deathstroke. His armor is so complex it has to slow down the artist and it is nothing but glitz and serves no purpose. Hell let's not even talk about the sword which is six feet tall. If you think artists can't hit deadlines make all the costumes so complex it takes them twice as long to draw the darn things.

Young children in comics. Okay I accept Damian as Robin, but grade school Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe and the grade school Hellfire Club in X-Men, really is Children of the Corn your inspiration for evil bad guys. Can't wait for the evil babies attack on the Avengers.

Super powered Hawkeye? I had no clue the Ultimate Hawkeye has actual powers. Hell takes away the idea that Marvel has at least one regular person with no extras that can make the grade.

Daredevil delivering suits all over town so he looks good when he gets to where he is going. This is one of those cute things where a writer decides to try and explain stuff in a comic book story. Somethings are just that it is a comic book. Look no one knows Clark and Superman are the same guy, just accept the comic book logic and move on, explaining it becomes more ridiculous.

Hope to get more post out here on a semi-regular basis.