Sunday, November 12, 2006
Quick Take Reviews for November 12
52 Week 27: I totally loved the main story here, especially the focus on Ralph and the helm of Fate. This weekly series has been a successful experiment so far. I HATED the Black Canary two page back up. How in the heck can you make Black Canary look ugly? Evidently it is possible.
Y The Last Man #51: Yay! We figure out who killed the men, and more light is shed on the events that made it happen. I LOVE this book. The only bad thing here is that there are only nine issues left.
Fables #55: Another great Vertigo title. As the adversary and his circle plan the upcoming war, insight is shed onto characters that haven't had a lot of focus lately. Things are shaping up for another crescendo.
Teen Titans #40: Things are making more sense. I was really hating on the "One Year Later" storyline, but now events are coming to light that are sharpening the focus on a major knockdown-drag out in the next few months.
Batman #656: Grant Morrison rules! Part four of the Talia/Son of the Bat storyline comes to fruition here.
New X-Men #32: How can this book just keep getting better? Along with X-Factor, this is THE X-title to read.
Ultimate X-Men #76: The Ultimate Cable storyline feels like it is dragging out a bit. I do like the identity of this Cable though. Interesting twists on an old school tale make me forgive Kirkman.
Stormwatch PHD #1: Along with Deathblow, this is my other early favorite in the "new" Wildstorm universe. Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke have potential as a new team supreme in the making. Great dialogue and sinister art pair up to tell an interesting tale.
Gen 13 #2: I still can't make a decision here. Having been a diehard of the old Gen 13 series, a total overhaul is taking some getting used to. I am giving it one more issue to see if it sticks.
Green Arrow #68: The end of the "island saga" and it is about time. We see how Ollie makes an important decision, and refuses to compromise on his values. You gotta love Good Ol' Ollie.
Eternals #5: Argh! I have never read anything to do with the Eternals before so I have been consistently lost throughout the duration of this mini series. Hopefully next month's conclusion will make me understand. I feel bad being so lukewarm on a Gaiman/Romita Jr. team up, but I can't help it.
Superman #657: I feel no passion for this title. I try and read it and just can't get interested. One more month and I will decide whether to keep reading it or drop it.
The Punisher #40: After loving the last story arc, this one is a bit underwhelming. This issue was a step in the right direction of getting serious action going, but I am really tired of all the long story arcs in this book. It would do me a big favor if Ennis could do a few one-offs.
Martian Manhunter #4: I officially don't get this book. I hate this take on John. It just doesn't work for me. Can anyone explain to me why to like this title?
That's it for today. Thoughts?