April 26, 2011

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 4/20/2011

Batman #709 (DC)
NickZ: Disappointing ending to this cross over. Maybe Prodigy will become the new Hush.
Arnab: Azrael and Crusader take their leave as Ra’s al Ghul’s plan to take over the world is foiled, again.
Aron: Where does it go from here? How will I get my Azrael fix? Stupid FLASHPOINT! Damn…

Black Dynamite: Slave Island (Ars Nova & Ape Entertainment)
Infinite Speech: Brian Ash delivers a Black Dynamite story almost as good as the movie! Plus you get the best man vs shark fight scene ever in comic history!

Dark Horse Presents #1 (Dark Horse)
Aron: Not really worth the price if you ask me.

Deadpool Max #7 (Marvel)
NickZ: This book has really lost any potential it might have once had. Useless story.

Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life #1 (IDW)
Aron: The fun of the show is totally in this issue and Rory isn’t! Matt Sturges is cool.

Fables #104 (Vertigo)
Andy: This series has hit its stride once more, totally rebounding from the Great Fables Crossover, with this superhero story. An easy arc any comic fan can get into!

Fear Itself: Sin’s Past #1 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech:
If you want an origin tale about Sin avoid this and go read Brubaker’s stuff in Cap from a couple years back. Save your five bucks for gas.

Generation Hope #6 (Marvel)
Jeff: It’s amazing how Gillen can do such a killer job on Uncanny X-Men, but this book just falls flat. He’s even using some of the same characters!
NickZ: I’m liking the lights more and more, but Hope less and less.
Arnab: I can see things going sour for Hope and friends real fast, it’s a good thing Aunt Kitty’s along for the ride.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #165 (IDW)
Andy: This book needs a better editor. The art is good, but the writing needs to be cut in half. It’s just superfluous and takes away from the story.

Gotham City Sirens #22 (DC)
I always enjoy a good Catwoman story, but this was just ok.
Arnab: Selena Kyle takes on Azrael, his minion, and her sister, who clearly have some screws loose.
Aron: I’m loving this Azrael epic! He’s getting the story he deserves, just not in his own book anymore. šŸ™

Green Lantern #65
Andy: That was…actually pretty decent. Ok then.
Arnab: Guy and Hal make it off their icy haven and hook up with John and Kyle.

Green Lantern Corps #59 (DC)
Andy: Wait a second- why is Hal bitching at Kyle for picking a blue ring, when he said to pick whichever one he wanted? What a dick.
Arnab: Four Lanterns and a Guardian wage war against the entire Green Lantern Corps.

Hellblazer #278 (Vertigo)
Aron: John gets a thumb, calls someone a wanker, and gets his coat stolen. If YOU don’t read this series, you’re a wanker.

Invincible #79Ā (Skybound)
NickZ: Didn’t see that coming, Eve drops an emotional bombshell!

Invincible Iron Man #503 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech:
So Doc Ock just wanted Iron Man to kiss his ass for a few pages? Oh, and some things inĀ Fear Itself #1 make a little more sense now. I hate it when these things are out of order.
Andy: Otto is one egocentric mofo. Fraction really excels here with a small cast of leads, unlike his juggling work over on X-Men.

Justice League of America #56 (DC)
NickZ: Lot’s of action, little substance.
Aron: WOW! This wasn’t wordy!! It was finally the kind of story I’ve been looking for here!

Silver Surfer #3 (Marvel)
Aron: My only Marvel selection for this week and it’s a good yarn.

Supergirl #63Ā (DC)
NickZ: An interesting reveal at the end. I really like Lois in this book.
Aron: This story arc is starting to tighten up and I’m enjoying it more now than when it started.

Superman/Batman #83 (DC)
NickZ: This book has the most fun, out-there superhero adventures anywhere!
Aron: This weird stuff is wicked fun, from Cullen Bunn! He should stay on the title. Let him run!

Teen Titans #94 (DC)
Arnab: Trapped in a strange land, the Teen Titans find themselves divided and unprepared for the battle that lay ahead.

Uncanny X-Force #8 (Marvel)
Andy: I love how this is more and more becoming Archangel’s book. It’s about damn time! Make Iceman be next!
Jeff: That was Billy Tan? THAT was Billy Tan? No way!
NickZ: Great use of the Shadow King to takeĀ the Angel/Archangel story to the next level. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Arnab: The beast has been unleashed, run for your lives! Or you know, hide behind Betsy.
Infinite Speech: Shadow King is a damn good villain and Remender sets this one up nicely!

Wolverine #8 (Marvel)
Andy: Wow! Who knew Jason Aaron could write Wolverine and the X-Men! One of the best X-books right now.
Jeff: Oh, how much I’ve missed Nightcrawler and Jean Grey. Real or not, I loved them in this book.
NickZ: Jean Grey is AWESOME! She kicks ass, saves Logan, annoys Emma, and gets Scott all bothered. Why isn’t she alive again?

Wolverine and Jubilee #4 (Marvel)
Andy: What a solid mini-series this was. Immonen and Noto made for a great team, focusing on character development, and it payed off. I hope Jubilee doesn’t fade away again, and I’d love to see her lead the New X-Men.

X-Factor #218 (Marvel)
Andy: Emanuela Lupacchino can draw hot women. Can’t wait to see where things are heading with Layla, too.
Jeff: Guido’s shot…oh wait, another heart attack…oh crap, he’s dead…oh wait, no he’s not.
NickZ: Nothing like a near death (or an actual death?) to stir up strong feelings.
Arnab: Well hot damn, those gals are powerful. It’s a good thing X-Factor’s on the job.

Zatanna #12 (DC)

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  1. Aron

    What? No Zatanna love? C’mon, y’all!
    And from the sounds of things, the Deathlok crap is over and I need to start reading Uncanny X-Force again?

  2. @Andy, it was a fairly poor decision, choosing a Blue Ring. I mean, why choose the ring that will power up your enemies.

  3. Arnab, it’s just another reason why Kyle is an idot.

  4. Just took a look at Wolverine 8 and I’ll admit that it was an awesome read. Great sequence of the girls opening up the doors in his mind lol

  5. DecapitatedDan

    Nick your not going to like what I have to say about Invincible on TFTWC

  6. oh no!

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