Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quick Take Reviews for January 20

I promised myself I would do longer reviews, but alas haven't done so yet. That being said, I at least wanted to do a few quick takes, so bear with me!

Fallen Angel #23
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Heidi Meeley
100 Bullets #87: In this stand alone issue, a new character is introduced and Graves and his players have a meeting. As always, I am in awe of the creative team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso for their genius. 100 Bullets is an exquisite tapestry of a mystery and I can hardly stand the wait between bi-monthly issues. Grade: A.

American Virgin #22: I have mixed feelings about this book. I am sad to see it ending, but also know that virginity as a plotline can be a bit limiting, especially when the character in question marries. Adam had been through a great deal in the first action packed 21 issues, so it isn’t any surprise to me that the series is reaching a logical conclusion here. Maybe a new installment called “American Husband” or “New Religion” could bring Adam back to us. This has been quite the ride. Grade: B.

Checkmate #22: I know there are a lot of mixed opinions out there, but I love this book. Greg Rucka has thrown a bit of his Queen & Country fairy dust into this comic book. The mystery and intrigue never cease of amaze me. The current storyline focusing on Black Queen’s knight Josephine and how she became “Madame Marie” is a fascinating one. The art by Travis Lanham fit the old school feel of the story being told. Grade: B.

The Sword #4: I am really enjoying this new title from the Luna brothers. It is a fresh approach on an age old concept. An ancient weapon is the secret source of an age old feud, which entangles Dara in a web she can’t escape. The drama that started with issue one shows no signs of slowing down. This is a compelling read. Grade: B.

Fallen Angel #23: ( cover pictured) The battle for Bete Noir has started and there is no turning back now. I have said it before, and will continue to preach for this book- it is outstanding. Writer Peter David and artist J.K. Woodward transport the reader into this city of mystery and let us experience what the characters are going through. It just doesn’t get much better then this. Grade: A.

1 comment:

Eaglewing said...

Nice quick take reviews. I still have to play catchup with 100 Bullets, but its a great title. And I have to try to find the trade for Fallen Angel. Bete Noir is just a great name for a city to center a mystery around.