August 7, 2012

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 8/01/12

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Written by: Arnab
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Action Comics #12 (DC)
Dr. Bustos: And the day is saved, thanks to a little girl with god-like psychic powers! B+
NickZ: Grant Morrison, what are you doing?

Age of Apocalypse #6 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Much better improvement over the last couple of issues and I’m liking this version of Monet!
Jeff: Monet finally shows up in the AoA and she’s awesome! This is a really fun book!
NickZ: I really like this book, but in the end it’s just another alternate reality that will not matter in the long run.

Animal Man #12 (DC)
Yes! Finally! The crossover we’ve been waiting a year for is here! A little exposition heavy, but it’s necessary and it picks right up in “Swamp Thing” #12. 3.5/5
Flippin’ Fantastic! Everything you’d expect and more. A
Dr. Bustos:
Team up with Swamp Thing! I need to buy that comic too. I could read about the Red and Green working together all the time. A

Avengers Academy #34 (Marvel)
Jeff: The team is majorly divided by Alchemist. This is looking like a good conclusion to this series.
NickZ: These cures were a little to convenient.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #9 (Marvel)
Arnab: Which Avenger worshiping “writer” came up with the idea for this issue? Oh, it was Jason Aaron who wrote this issue? Figures. C-
Infinite Speech: Spidey proves once again why he’s the man but Black Panther & Storm break up? WTF???
Jeff: There’s no way Spidey dupes 2 Phoenix-powered mutants to defeat one another. I like the idea of Peter stepping up to the plate, but that was ridiculous.
NickZ: Spider-Man beat Phoenix powered Colossus and Magik. WHAT!?! COME ON! REALLY?

Avenging Spider-Man #10 (Marvel)
NickZ: I think I’m done with this series. I want the book that was promised in issue #1.

Batman: Detective Comics #12 (DC)
Goodbye Tony Daniel, your run was economically successful but nowhere near as great as your run on Batman.
Daniel and Friend are doing a pretty good job on this series. How creepy was that Joker’s face back up story?

Batwing #12 (DC)
Dr. Bustos:
I wish for Lord Battle to become some sort of anti-hero down the line. He’s too good to pass up.
Infinite Speech: I’m on the fence still but this was a better issue than the last few.
NickZ: This issue was pretty great, but I don’t think we need any more guest stars for a while.

Beasts of Burden One-Shot (Dark Horse)
Andy: It’s OK Dark Horse is selling the same thing twice here. It’s worth it! 3/5

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2 (DC)
NickZ: I loved the art and the story was great, but this books serve no real purpose other than to make DC money.

The Boys #69 (Dynamite)
Andy: Damn. This series is ending without pulling any punches. 4/5

Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe #1 (Marvel)
Arnab: What was cool about this, is that it could totally happen in the real universe. This is why Deadpool is awesome. A-
NickZ: Just a bit of fun to see Deadpool killing the FF.

Deadworld: War of the Dead #1 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: If you’re new to the series then pick this up! If you’re a fan of the series pick this up!

The Defenders #9 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos:
The Swinging 60s! Nick Fury being a James Bond of old and working with our team! A
NickZ: I think this storyline has gone on for too many issues and it’s not even done yet.

Earth 2 #4 (DC)
Infinite Speech: Actually better than Justice League. Seriously. Oh, and Hawkgirl isn’t white anymore but DC already bragged about that months ago.

First X-Men #1 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech:
Marvel and Neal Adams need to get those apology letters ready for those that read this.

Jeff: I thought the premise was interesting, but the delivery was extremely weak.
NickZ: For the love of Stan Lee, WHY? JUST WHY?

G.I. Combat #4 (DC)
Andy: It’s about dinosaurs eating people — it looks great, but words aren’t really necessary. 1.5/5

Green Arrow #12 (DC)
This series is the biggest mess. There is little good to say about it. C-
Dr. Bustos:
Green Arrow in China can have lots of fun, this Oliver in China was an interesting start. B

Hawkeye #1 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos:
One of the best short stories I’ve ever read, buy it. A+

Higher Earth #3 (BOOM!)
Andy: I wasn’t sold after reading #1, but then I read all three issues this week and I’m hooked! A great idea that has limitless potential. 3.5/5
Arnab: When I first started reading this series I thought “Well this is just Cable, when he and Hope were on the run,” I was wrong. B+

Invincible Iron Man #522 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos:
Rescue and the new Iron Man team up sort of, I do love Rescue. A
Infinite Speech: Not much happens but still some stuff happens and who can tell me who the new Iron Man is??

Justice League International #12 (DC)
Gonna miss the JLI team, but not this one.

Merciless: The Rise of Ming #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Infinite Speech: Merciless just gets better with each and every issue!

Mind the Gap #3 (Image)
Jeff: This book just isn’t holding my interest, even though I’m loving Esquejo’s art.

Smallville Season Eleven #4 (DC)
NickZ: This is the only good fix of Superman that I get in comic book form nowadays.

Spawn #222 (Image)
Infintie Speech: I really can’t express how great this series has become. Loving the slow reveals taking place and the great artwork.

Swamp Thing #12 (DC)
Andy: Sooo the team-up is only lasting an issue and a half!? I hope the Animal Man/Swamp Thing duo forms up again sooner than later. 4/5
Arnab: So damn good. Rotworld looks fantastic. A

Sweet Tooth #36 (Vertigo)
Andy: Mysteries are revealed and I’m a happy fan. 4/5

Ultimate Comics: Ultimate Spider-Man #13 (Marvel)
I still need this question answered: Why was so much fuss made about Parker not being trained, but Morales is free to do as he pleases as Spidey? WTF. 2.5/5
Dr. Bustos:
I hope Miles starts working with the Ultimates. B+
Infinite Speech: Bendis and Marquez NAIL this issue with perfection! Too bad Cap was a total ass the entire time.
Jeff: Bendis and Marquez are just a perfect team. Great action, great comic moments, and BATROC ZEE LEAPER!

X-Factor #241 (Marvel)
Andy: I really appreciate how David finds ways to return to story elements that began years ago. He’s the best writer this team has ever had. 4/5
Arnab: I’m ready for a shakeup, luckily, it appears one is on the horizon. A-
It’s time for Guido to go.
NickZ: Feels like some big changes are coming for this team. I hope Alex and Lorna get the boot.

X-Men #33 (Marvel)
Arnab: I have never hated Storm more. Plus, this book is completely out of the loop. C
This story is so pointless.
NickZ: They did a big set up for Storm and Cyclops in this book but it will probably never play out after Avengers vs X-Men.

Batwing #12 (DC)
Infinite Speech:
I’m on the fence still but this was a better issue than the last few.