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December 7, 2010

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 12/2/2010

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Written by: Jeff
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Action Comics Annual #13 (DC)
Andy: I think it’s safe to say Lex Luthor is officially my favorite DC “villain.”
NickI: I hope Cornell has a long run writing Lex Luthor. He just gets the character. Plus, young Lex looks like Jimmy Olsen.
NickZ: A new look into Luthor’s past with two of my faves, Darkseid and Ra’s Al Ghul.

Adventure Comics #521 (DC)
NickZ: Interesting choice for a new Green Lantern. I wonder how this will pan out.

American Vampire #9 (Vertigo)
Arnab: Another brilliant issue. Skinner Sweet proves once more why he’s the most bad-ass vampire out there.
Aron: Things get really interesting in this conclusion of the second cycle. Future implications?

Batman 80 Page Giant 2010 (DC)
Arnab:
A nice collection of short stories showcasing Gotham’s finest villains.
NickZ: Batman has the best rogues gallery ever! The Joker story in this is AMAZING, worth the 6 bucks for this comic!

Batman Orphans #1 (DC)
Andy: Great art in this one- loved the colors! A well told mystery story- don’t skip it Bat fans!
Arnab: There’s a fake Batman on the prowl and he’s more than willing to go through a bunch of kids till he finds his Robin.

NickZ: This is a great Robin story and the art work is awesome!

The Boys #49 (Dynamite)
Andy:
Quit teasing us Ennis and get to the big fight already!

Brightest Day #15 (DC)
Andy: The Martian Manhunter story line is my least favorite of Brightest Day. This issue felt like a road bump in the bigger picture.
Arnab:
A somewhat interesting yet completely unnecessary issue about the Martian Manhunter.
NickI: Decent what-if  fake future story, but this book is definitely dragging its feet. Maybe it should’ve been 12 issues instead of 24?
NickZ: What a crazy story! Poor Barry, indeed. It looks like more craziness is on the way in the next issue too.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer #39 (Dark Horse)
NickI:
This story is just too “let’s-go-over-the-top-as-much-as-possible.” Besides the dialogue, this just doesn’t feel like the show.
NickZ: Damn you Joss! Damn you and your killing characters that we love always!! *tear*

Chip ‘N’ Dale Rescue Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios)
Andy:
Made me feel like a kid again. Every 90s child should give C ‘N’ D a shot!

Daredevil #512 (Marvel)
Andy:
Hmmm…I’m on the fence. I need a good reason why Black Panther is in Hell’s Kitchen.
Aron:
Well, that was stupid.
NickI: Good post-Shadowland issue. I hope they make sense of the randomness of Black Panther becoming the new Man Without Fear.

Feeding Ground #2 (Archaia)
Aron:
A very slow moving story. It’s putting me to sleep.

Generation Hope #2 (Marvel)
Andy: This issue was a whole lot of “meh.” And why does Cyclops have to be a such a dick to Rogue all the time?
Arnab: That fifth light is proving to be a doozy.
NickI: Someone made a comment how the “bad” Light is basically an Akira ripoff. This is true. Still enjoying the series.
NickZ: Another great issue, even if nothing really happened. I am still loving these five light kids.

Heavy Metal: January 2011 (Heavy Metal)
Andy:
I only recently jumped on the HM band wagon, and I couldn’t be happier! Great stuff!

Heroes For Hire #1 (Marvel)
Andy: If you like the street level characters of the Marvel U, definitely pick this book up! If not, you’re better off spending your coin on Abnett/Lanning’s Iron Man/Thor series.

iZombie #8 (Vertigo)
NickI:
Love the interaction between Terrier-boy and his Chimp granddad. This series has both the weirdest and most interesting cast of characters.

The Killer: Modus Vivendi #6 (Archaia)
Andy:
One of the hottest crime fiction books on the market. The effort to expand the story beyond these six issues is a well timed move.

Lady Death #0 (Boundless)
Andy:
This was my first foray into Lady Death. Lots of action here, but I’m not sure what the heck is going on.

Marineman #1 (Image)
Andy:
Wow! This issue was fantastic! Churchill’s passion really comes through as the script is smooth, and the art even smoother. Proves the point to never judge a book by its cover. My pick of the week.

Motel Hell #3 (IDW)
Aron:
Lots of sweet gore! A good finale!

Rasl #9 (Cartoon Books)
Andy: This series is great! Anyone who’s looking for a new indie title to check out, look this way.
NickI: This series is probably best read in trade. The 3 or so month wait per issue is too long to follow. Still, worth reading.

Shadowland #5 (Marvel)
Andy:
Cool ending moment with Iron Fist, but this series fizzled for me.
Aron: What the hell, man? What the hell?
NickI: So everyone seems to be glad this is over, and I agree. But this is an excellent final issue. IRON FIST KICKS SOME ASS!

Strange Science Fantasy #6 (IDW)
Andy: Fantastic. Absolutely awesome. Pick it up in trade for some mind warping adventure.
NickI: I feel like I’ve said this before: Most Innovative Comic of the Year. That’s what you get from Morse. This issue ties everything together.

Supergod #5 (Avatar)
NickI: Waited this long for such a lackluster finish. Nonetheless, cool moment between American Supergod and Indian Supergod.

Sweet Tooth (Vertigo)
Andy:
Holy crap! This was the climax we’ve been waiting for! Easily one of the best titles on the shelf right now.
Aron: “Mr. Jeppard’s here. Yer all gonna die.” I’ve got a sweet tooth for Sweet Tooth!

Wolverine The Best There Is #1 (Marvel)
NickI:
So I’m not sure if there’s some kinda mind control going on, but Wolverine should NEVER dance. He does that in this book. Yeah, I know. Bad.
NickZ: Wolvie may indeed be the best there is, but this series definitely is not.

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2 Comments


  1. Decapitated Dan

    Andy I am so proud of you for reading Heavy Metal. This weeks was a GREAT issue. I can not wait til next year to read part 2 or Wisher



  2. I thought Heavy Metal only came in huge anthology type books. Who knew huh lol Seems like there was a lot of fizzle this past week and that’s just no cool.



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