May 8, 2012

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 05/02/12

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Written by: Arnab
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Action Comics #9 (DC)
Dr. Bustos: Superman of Earth 23 is so much more interesting than ours, he should have his own series, I’d read it. A+
Infinite Speech: For every Black character DC does well they usually have something as craptacular as this creep up. Thanks Morrison for “Nubia”. What a effin’ moron.

Age of Apocalypse #3 (Marvel)
Jeff: The best non-X-Men X-Men book on the stands!
Infinite Speech: The Incredible Thing?? Really? Other than that ridiculous moniker the book is still pretty strong!

Amazing Spider-Man #685 (Marvel)
Decapitated Dan: This is how a hero comic should be done. Such a high entertainment value that I have to recommend it.
Infinite Speech: This title REFUSES to be subpar on any level! The creative team is constantly delivering issue after issue!
Jeff: My only issue with this story is that the X-Men, the FF, and the Defenders are off-planet for some reason and with all the other heroes that don’t fall into those teams, Slott chooses some real stinkers.

Animal Man #9 (DC)
Decapitated Dan:
Hmmm…. LOVE EVERY SECOND of this issue, but the ending, really? I think there are too many crossovers happening in the DCU books I read. I mean I love Constantine, but I don’t know about him here, just yet. Kisses to Pugh and Lemire.
Dr. Bustos: A hellish landscape with a wonderful teaser at the end for what’s to come. A
Jeff: I’m officially done with this book. This Rot stuff is just dragging on forever.
Andy: Just as good as ever, but I wish it would crossover with Swamp Thing already. B+

Avengelyne #8 (Image)
Decapitated Dan: Very entertaining, but I think it would read better in collections rather than singles. I am on board for more though, gotta see what the Face of Death has in store.

Avengers vs. X-Men #3 (Marvel)
Arnab: I never thought there’d be a day when I agreed with Iron Man, but the dude’s right, Cap has lost it. B
Boy, Marvel is certainly f-ing this one up. This might be as bad as Fear Itself!
Infinite Speech: For some reason I see Wolverine doing something to piss off both teams! Great Cap vs Logan fight though!

Batman: Detective Comics #9 (DC)
Arnab: It was a smart choice to have this issue follow the narrative of Jeremiah Arkham. B+

Batwing #9 (DC)
Dr. Bustos: The Court of Owls has grown on me and I like watching Batwing have to take them on. Also loved the armor talk at the beginning. A
Infinite Speech: Why are sales so low on this awesome book! Winick keeps giving fans awesome stories and the Bat family is dope!

The Defenders #6 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: This reads more like another issue of Immortal Iron Fist, which is fine by me. A+

Dial H #1 (DC)
Decapitated Dan:
I didn’t expect that, but it had everything I could have ever wanted in a #1. Humor, Mystery, A Phone Booth and A dude with suction cup fingers! Awesome read!
Infinite Speech:
I liked the story concept better than it’s execution but I will give the 2nd issue a try.
Jeff: I really enjoyed the darker take on this concept. Keep it coming.
Andy: Weird. Strange. But… ? DC needs to reprint the old stuff pronto. B

Earth 2 #1 (DC)
Infinite Speech:
Better than Justice League #1 and I can’t wait to see the JSA finally come together!

Epic Kill #1 (Image)
Decapitated Dan: Had a Kill Bill feel to it, very cinematic and worth coming back for more. A solid read.

Exiled #1 (Marvel)
Jeff: I hate Asgard. I hate the current New Mutants run. So this book is certainly not my cup of tea.

Fanboys vs. Zombies #2 (BOOM)
Arnab: Still one of the most fun comic books to read. A-
Andy: I’m all in. Lots of fun, with plenty of easter eggs to geek out on. B

G.I. Combat #1 (DC)
Decapitated Dan: LOVE! I enjoyed the first story so much I read the second. I enjoyed the second story so much I reread the first. I enjoyed the first story so much I read the second. I enjoyed the second story so much I …
Infintie Speech: You want me to believe that a t-rex would pass up eating a triceratops to eat a tiny ass soldier? I wonder why DC didn’t hype up the fact that the new Unknown Soldier is a white guy?
Andy: Surprise read of the week. 100x better than Men of War. Too bad that book put a stigma on this one. If you like war, dinosaurs, and killer art by Ariel Olivetti, read this! B+

Green Arrow #9 (DC)
Arnab: And finally the weirdest arc ever, ends. Here’s hoping the future issues have more substance. C
Dr. Bustos:
This ends the latest, strange storyline. It was weird but intriguing, I’d like to see what comes next. C+

Hypernaturals #1 FCBD Edition (BOOM!)
Infinite Speech:
Ummm…not my cup of tea.

Invincible Iron Man #516 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: This one had me creeped out at some parts and fascinated by the end. B
Infinite Speech: Tony removed himself from the equation. Now things should get interesting.

Mind the Gap #1 (Image)
Decapitated Dan: It was long, but really good. Lots of mystery to unravel. I loved the final pages pointing out to go back and look for clues, it’s like I am playing a game and enjoying what I am reading!
Jeff: I’ve been waiting for Rodin Esquejo interiors and this one did not disappoint!
Andy: I can dig it. I think I know who the culprit is, but I’m sure everyone feels thas way. Read Jim McCann’s other amazing book, too, Return of the Dapper Men! B+

Mouse Guard and Other Stories: A Free Comic Book Day Hardcover Anthology  (Archaia)
Arnab: That was a fantastic collection of short stories. I can’t believe it was free, it was that good. A
Infintie Speech:
Archaia gets major props for this collection right here!

Swamp Thing #9 (DC)
Near perfect issue. This creative team, all of them, is creating one of DC’s best series. A
Andy: If you aren’t reading Animal Man, be sure to pick up the Animal Man Annual #1 in a few weeks- it reveals the origin of the rot… I wish the two would crossover already. B+

Teen Titans Annual #1 (DC)
Utterly and completely awesome. The Culling is proving to be more exciting than the entire Justice League series. A
Infinite Speech:
It’s awesome that DC already ruined who ends up being on the Ravagers about a month ago w/ their promos! Thanks again guys! Good issue though.

Transformers: Regeneration #80.5 (IDW)
Infinite Speech:
So a continuation of the original series that started at Marvel. Really glad this was free.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #10 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: I’m interested to see where this goes with Uncle Aaron, though I was hoping MIles would have at least tried to join the Avengers first. B
Infinite Speech: Prowler vs Spidey! Uncle vs Nephew! Bendis & Marquez brought the awesome in this issue w/o being over the top.
Jeff: David Marquez is just a delight on this book.

Venom #17 (Marvel)
Decapitated Dan: Man I love me some Jack O’Lantern, but now I LOVE RED VENOM!!!!!!!! BROCK IS BACK!!!!!! Ghastly Award Winner Cullen Bunn and Rick Remender are an awesome duo!!!!
Infinite Speech: Poor, poor, Eddie. And you thought Flash had it bad.

Vescell #7 (Image)
Infinite Speech:
This title continues to mix many genres but still stays unique to itself. You never know what to expect but what you should expect is a wild ride every time!

Wolverine & the X-Men: Alpha & Omega #5 (Marvel)
Arnab: There was no purpose to this.  B
Thank God that’s over.

X-Factor #235 (Marvel)
Arnab: Peter David can write the heck out of these characters.
The Shatterstar headgear returns! At least for a few minutes.

X-Men #28 (Marvel)
Arnab: This issue just a vhock
Pixie…you must have missed the lesson on how to deal with Skrulls.

X-O Manowar #1 (Valiant)
Infinite Speech:
Very good reintroduction to Aric and it looks like things are even better than they were when this book was out in the 90s!
Andy: This is why I read comics! The first time since I can remember I read a comic twice in the same week. A++



  1. Jeff Jackson

    Haha, high five, Arnab on that Wolverine & the X-Men mini!

  2. Great Chrips but they were lacking something amazing…. oh, yeah, ME!

  3. Billy

    Defenders is great!

  4. Oh, and before anyone “corrects” my chirp about Action Comics I know Morrison didn’t create Nubia however he brought her back in Final Crisis which sucked as well.

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