May 1, 2012

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 04/25/2012

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American Vampire #26 (Vertigo)
Arnab: The thing about this series is that every new vampire Snyder creates is just as interesting as the rest of them. A
Jeff: I’m amazed by Roger Cruz’s ability to copy someone else’s style. He’s like that creepy guy who would wear the same thing you did a day later.

Astonishing X-Men #49 (Marvel)
Jeff: I feel like Marjorie Liu is SO CLOSE to writing an awesome X-Men book, but this just isn’t quite it.
NickZ: Can Northstar just get married already?
Andy: Love the art. Love the team. Love Marjorie Liu… why didn’t I love this issue? B-

AVX: VS. #1 (Marvel)
Arnab: Utter nonsense. This book is essentially calling the Avengers winners, but only because the X-Men gave up. Iron Man beating Magneto? Jason Aaron should just stick to writing Wolverine. C-
Infinite Speech: This issue delivers the action the main series doesn’t. I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing.
Jeff: Now this is what AvX should be like. Why mess it up with a plot? Although Iron Man beating Magneto is a stretch.

Battle Scars #6 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Solid mini series but it takes some of the impact away from the Ultimate version of Nick Fury.

Batman The Dark Knight #8 (DC)
Arnab: This book is starting to feel like the blacksheep cousin of the Bat-family. C
This is the first time this felt like a Batman book. The people killing themselves was crazy.

Crossed Badlands #4 (Avatar Press)
Decapitated Dan: Jamie Delano! Story is a build, but it’s good. Might just be what I need to enjoy Crossed again.

Daredevil #11 (Marvel)
NickZ: So disappointing! Nothing was really accomplished by this 3-part story. Lame.

FF #17 (Marvel)
Arnab: Hilarious. Light-hearted. Exactly what you need after a major event. This is just the book Johnny needed to reintegrate back into the Marvel Universe. A

The Flash #8 (DC)
Arnab: That was a great way of incorporating story time with fighting time. The art is without a doubt one of the best in all of DC. A
Very cool background into the Speed Force and as always the art is so purdy!

The Goon #39 (Dark Horse)
Decapitated Dan: you will not, I repeat, will not read a better comic than this for the next month. So honest, so true, so needed. Skip the AvX crap and buy a real comic!
Infinite Speech: This is comic of the year material right here!

i,Vampire #8 (DC)
Arnab: This was a fantastic crossover. Andrew Bennett is super awesome. A
Decapitated Dan: not how I wanted the crossover to end, but still great. Good build for what’s coming.

Justice League Dark #8 (DC)
Initially I thought this was a weird collective of characters, but it works tremendously well. A
Decapitated Dan: Good stuff leading into the end of the crossover! I want Shade back now, Xanadu is boring, kill her off.

Merciless: The Rise of Ming #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Infinite Speech: The world that Alex Raymond created just got that much better!

Mighty Thor #13 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Fraction is slowly turning me into a Thor fan and that’s a huge compliment right there!

Nazi Zombies #2 (Antarctic Press)
Decapitated Dan: Visuals are GORE-Geous! Stories are awesome! Quit sleeping on this company, they are top notch!
Infinite Speech: After reading this I went to look for a Nazi or a zombie to shoot in the face! Fantastic artwork and a great story yet again!

The New Avengers #25 (Marvel)
Andy: If you like Iron Fist, read it. If you don’t care about Iron Fist, punch it the hell out of your pull box! B-
NickZ: That was an interesting history lesson. Can’t wait to see how it will fit in with Hope and the Phoenix.
Infinite Speech: This issue made me miss the Immortal Iron Fist series that Marvel said would be coming back but never did.

Rebel Blood #2 (Image)
Decapitated Dan: beyond horror awesome! This series is the sh!+ read it!! READ IT!!!

Secret Avengers #26 (Marvel)
Jeff: Remender should just be allowed to write everything. However, I think someone needs to tell Renato Guedes that Beast is supposed ot be a cat.
NickZ: 1) I hate Beast more and more. What a tool. 2) Isn’t Jean Grey in the White Hot Room? Where is she??

Snake Eyes #12 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: Even the filler issues are freakin’ fantastic!

Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead #1 (Dark Horse)
Infinite Speech: A bit disappointed when this story takes place but damn if it wasn’t a good read!

Superman #8 (DC)
NickZ: This series is so boring that I forgot what had happened in the last issue and was all confused at the beginning of this one.

Teen Titans #8 (DC)
Arnab: In a book featuring many super powered teenagers and adults, Tim Drake is king. A nice prelude into The Culling. B+
Infinite Speech: I wish all of the New 52 could be this fun to read on a regular basis. But they aren’t.
Tim Drake is so cool in this book, no powers and all!

Uncanny X-Men #11 (Marvel)
Andy: Cool. But what the hell is Aqua-Lossus all about? And just give Cyke a cape and helmet already! He’s Magneto, yo!
Arnab: Scott’s letter at the end was F’n fantastic. That one letter was better than AvX #1 and #2. Also, in no world are the Avengers in the right here, at all. All hail Scott! A
Infinite Speech: Wow. I was pretty surprised at the outcome of that fight and that I stayed awake long enough to read this.
Jeff: Scott’s officially a psycho. I miss the old days.
NickZ: Scott’s letter to humanity was so awesome! I loved it!

Voodoo #8 (DC)
Infinite Speech: See my chirp for Teen Titans #8.

Wolverine #305 (Marvel)
Jeff: Paul Pelletier should just be allowed to draw everything. However, I think someone needs to tell Cullen Bunn that Wolverine being mind-controlled is tired.
NickZ: I miss Jason Aaron already 🙁
Andy: Man, I love Cullen Bunn’s Sixth Gun over at Oni, but I cannot get into his Marvel stuff. WTF. C

X-Men: Legacy #265 (Marvel)
Arnab: Christos Gage has brought new life to this series. Rogue is awesome, Wolverine is non-existant (thankfully), and am I the only wanted Mimic and Weapon Omega to share a kiss before Weapon Omega was put into a coma? A
Infinite Speech: Sooo much melodrama in this issue I thought it was a soap opera.
NickZ: So, was it just me or was there something more between Mimic and Weapon Omega?