Sunday, February 18, 2007
Quick Take Reviews for February 18
Manhunter #28: I love this book so much and I am so sad to see it going away. As Kate and Wonder Woman delve deeper into the mystery surrounding Blue Beetle, Batman makes a fantastic appearance that really seals the deal. Once again, I have to point out the art here. Javier Pina and Robin Riggs are a great team, and the book looks fantastic. Why can’t DC cancel some crappy book and leave my girl alone? Grade: A.
Stormwatch PHD #4: Easily my favorite Wildstorm reboot, Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke have really captured the essence of the characters while pacing the book perfectly. I love the extra touches that the creative team uses, and the “girl’s night out” was excellent. This book is a dream read. Grade: A.
The Punisher Presents Barracuda #1 (of 5): The best new character to come out of a Punisher book captures my attention with a take-no-prisoners mini-series. Barracuda is so unlikable that he almost becomes a sympathetic character. Only Garth Ennis could write a script like this. I was shocked, appalled, and intrigued, all at the same time. Grade: B.
Green Arrow #71: Yep, I picked it up. Hell, it had Batman and Red Hood guest starring and it was the middle of the story arc, so I spent the extra $2.99. I didn’t love it though. Having Batman and GA square off against the other’s foes was a clever idea, but I want to see the focus of the book get back to the main character. Not Speedy. Not Connor. Not special guest stars. I want to read about Oliver Queen. Until the focus gets back to him, I am just not that interested. Grade: C.
Batman #663: I opened up a comic book an instead found a novella. Yikes. After the week I had I just couldn’t read it. Too many small letters and not enough energy was the problem. I read it today and it was alright, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. I wanted to read a comic book, dammit. I love Grant Morrison, but I wasn’t excited about this at all. Grade: C-.