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December 17, 2013

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 12/11/13

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3 Guns #5 (Boom!)
Infinite Speech: Grant and Laiso have delivered one hell of a story you’ll want to see through to the end!

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #6 (Boom!)
NickZ: Peppermint Butler, the darkest superfluous character ever, in a cartoon series.

Amazing Spider-Man #700.2 (Marvel)
Jeff: This was some of the worst dialogue I’ve ever seen in a comic. “But you were determined also.” Yuck!

Amazing Spider-Man #700.3 (Marvel)
Jeff: The idea that Peter is laid up in a criminal hospital with burns all over his body is just wacky enough to make me forget that this is numbering is ridiculous.

Archer & Armstrong #16 (Valiant)
Infinite Speech: This is one of the best titles to hit the shelves all year! Read Archer & Armstrong now!
Jeff: I laugh just about every time Armstrong is in a panel.

Astro City #7 (Vertigo)
Martin:The start of a new story arc focusing on the origin of one of Astro City’s heroes. A fun read with good art.

A+X #15 (Marvel)
NickZ: My annoyance of Beast made the first story hard to stomach.

Batgirl #26 (DC)
Arnab: Never turn down the chance to learn the true identity of a superhero, never!
Martin: Finally, the conclusion to the Wanted storyline. Some touching moments between Barbara & her dad. Very well written.
NickZ: A darker Babs, pushed to her limit, rushes to save the very man who wants to take her down, her own father!

batman 26Batman #26 (DC)
Arnab: How can the city still not have electricity, I feel like it’s been weeks.
Dr. Bustos: I wasn’t expecting an origin of Gordon’s coat, but I like it.
Jeff: In case you were wondering, Dr. Death’s dialogue should sound like this: “ROOSCH? ROOSCH AYNE? UHM OW ISHTA AYNE!” Because of the…you know…giant teeth and no lips.
Jeff Lake: For a Riddler story it’s sure pretty Riddler-less. Dr. Death proves a passable filler.
Martin:  A strong continuation of the Zero Year storyline, but there is a lot going on. Riddler barely even mentioned.
NickZ: Bruce and Gordon have words and it isn’t nice!

Batman: Black & White #4 (DC)
Martin: I’ve liked this book but many of the stories in this one feel rushed. Great art by Dustin Nguyen.

Batman Li’l Gotham #9 (DC)
Arnab: Absolutely fantastic.
NickZ: Batman and Robin do the Gotham City Comic Con! Need I say more?

Brain Boy #0 (Dark Horse)
Jeff: Ok, we get it…he doesn’t like to be called Brain Boy. Sheesh!

Cable and X-Force #17 (Marvel)
Arnab: All aboard the Forge/Dr. Nemesis broship!
Infinite Speech: Best member on the team is Dr. Nemesis!
Jeff: I would like this a lot more if I remembered what happened in the first issue.
Jeff: They could spin off a Forge/Dr. Nemesis team book and I’d be just fine with that.
NickZ: The team proves they can hold their own and how bad ass is Dr. Nemesis?

Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man #2 (Marvel)
Jeff: Two things I love: That Bendis gave us a surprise twist at the end of this book, and that Marquez’s Galactus silhouette makes a giant purple man look terrifying.

Chew #38 (Image)
Arnab: Everytime they bring up Toni, I get sad.
Jeff: The non-linear storytelling of this book is magnificent. Some of the best I’ve ever seen.
NickZ: If you do not read Chew you are doing yourself a disservice.

Constantine #9 (DC)
Martin: Some great lines, but the inking is too heavy-handed & thick. Blight in physical form is not very scary.

Darkness #116 (Top Cow)
Infinite Speech: Things just keep spiraling downwards for Jackie and now I’m not too fond of Hope either.

Day Men #2 (Boom!)
Arnab: I really wish this came out regularly, because it is fantastic.
Infinite Speech: With a fantastic story and art to match Day Men is well worth the wait!
Jeff: I would like this a lot more if I remembered what happened in the first issue.

dead body road 1Dead Body Road #1 (Image)
Arnab: Hot damn that’s good. Justin Jordan and Mateo Scalera knock it right out of the park. This is fantastic.
Jeff Lake: A rollicking debut, my fav of the week. Jordan’s hard ass dialogue + Scalera’s frenetic pencils = must buy

Death Sentence #3 (Titan)
Infinite Speech: Pick it up because it’s just a damn good read!

Emerald City of Oz (Marvel)
Jeff: A great way to wrap up this story and the Oz series! A fun book!

Forever Evil: Arkham War #3 (DC)
NickZ: I love that the only way to control the Arkham inmates, Bane must take on the guise of Batman!

Halo: Escalation #1 (Dark Horse)
Infinite Speech: If you don’t know anything about Halo you might want to skip it. If you’re a fan then grab this one and enjoy.

Immortal Iron Fist Complete Collection TPB (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: I forgot how perfect this series was and it makes me wish it wasn’t cut short!

Inhumanity: The Awakening #1 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Not bad for a social commentary but it seemed like one long PSA.

Invincible #107 (Image)
Dr. Bustos: Things are going to get really bad aren’t they?
NickZ: Pound for pound, Invincible really is “The Best Superhero Comic Book In the Universe”!

Justice League #26 (DC)
Jeff Lake: Shocking look at the origin of Owlman. Mahnke’s pencils are some of the best in the business.
NickZ: To stop the Crime Syndicate does Nightwing really team up with Owlman?

Justice League 3000 #1 (DC)
Infinite Speech: I’m not the biggest Justice League fan but this issue was pretty fun for me!

Justice League of America #10 (DC)
NickZ: Stargirl really didn’t help rescue the JL so she could go check on her family? Way to be a hero.

lazarus 5Lazarus #5 (Image)
Jeff Lake: Promising start to the new arc as Rucka builds his bleak world even more. This is some great stuff.
Martin: Art, writing, character development, & world-building in this series are just amazing. Background on Forever is great.

Mighty Avengers #4 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Falcon joins the team and Greg Land is still the artist. Guess which of these I’m actually excited about.

Nightwing #26 (DC)
Arnab: This timeline is sack because of Forever Evil.
NickZ: How annoying is Dick’s roommate?

Nova #11 (Marvel)
Jeff: You know your life sucks when you say, “I bet this never happens to Spider-Man.”

Other Dead #4 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: Great story that’s only drawback is the “Obama meets Confederate Flag guy” part of the issue.

The Power Puff Girls #3 (IDW)
NickZ: If you liked the cartoon series, you must read the comic.

Shaolin Cowboy #3 (Dark Horse)
Infinite Speech: Read it! Read it! Read it!

Smallville Alien #1 (DC)
NickZ: Enter Rocket Red in Smallville as Clark and Lex meet again.

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #6 (Marvel)
NickZ: This needs to an ongoing series. I find it highly off the wall and entertaining.

Superboy #26 (DC)
NickZ: So this other Superboy as has the same powers as Kon? What?

Superman Wonder Woman #3 (DC)
NickZ: Superheros are just like us, they discuss relationship issues with their besties too.

Twelve Reasons To Die #5 (Black Mask)
Infinite Speech: The Ghostface Killah sure knows how to close out a kid’s birthday party!

Uber #8 (Avatar)
Infinite Speech: Gillen & White are on a roll and I’m so glad I got on board!

uxm 15Uncanny X-Men #15 (Marvel)
Arnab: Team Cyclops has the coolest girls in all of the X-Men.
Jeff: I don’t even know how to pronounce that numbering atrocity.
NickZ: This was the perfect “girls night out” issue ever. Uncanny X-Men just does it better than that other all female X-Book.

Unity #2 (Valiant)
Jeff Lake: I love this book. Kindt’s ability to utilize multiple characters in effective ways makes for one hell of a story.

Watson & Holmes #6 (New Paradigm Studios)
Infinite Speech: Definitely one of my new favorite titles and just getting better with every issue!

The Walking Dead #118 (Image)
Arnab: Finally, Maggie does something I approve of.
Jeff: Sorry, Kirkman, Shiva’s no Lying Cat.
NickZ: Maggie knows what’s up! “I Believe in Rick Grimes.” Also, this issue gets the award for most heroic animal death.

Wolverine #12 (Marvel)
NickZ: Wolverine kills people and gets beat up a lot. He really is even crappier without that healing factor. I’m rooting for Sabretooth.

Wolverine Max #14 (Marvel)
NickZ: Wolverine kills people and can’t remember stuff. So…the usual.

Wolverine and the X-Men #39 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: I really love Broo and there’s a panel in here that breaks my heart to see his reaction.
Infinite Speech: Logan’s students are SO much better than Scott’s! When the series focuses on them it’s a lot better too!
Jeff: Nice to see Scott and Logan fighting together again. Can we please wrap up the whole “schism” now?
NickZ: Cyclops throws so much shade in this issue, I think he’s one upped Emma. I love it when he calls Wolverine, ‘Professor”.

Worlds’ Finest #18 (DC)
Martin: Some nice character moments w/ Huntress & PG, but the art feels a bit off & the BBEG was defeated too easily.

X #8 (Dark Horse)
Infinite Speech: X hasn’t missed a step yet!



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