December 14, 2010

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 12/8/10

Batgirl #16 (DC)
Andy: Is Steph getting a rogue all to herself? Nice!

Chaos War: Ares #1 (Marvel)
Andy: Been wondering what happened to Ares after he was torn-asunder by Sentry in Siege? Wonder no more!

Days Missing: Kestus #2 (Archaia Entertainment)
Andy: A fantastic issue all around. The art is gorgeous, and the story is taking the Steward to an all new level. This series is made for sci-fi fans who like a taste of history!

DCU Holiday Special 2010 (DC)
Arnab: A nice set of holiday stories celebrating diversity.

Detective Comics Annual #12 (DC)
Arnab: We finally get an issue where Bruce and Dick work together as the Batmen.

Fables #100 (Vertigo)
Andy: Congrats on hitting the century mark, Fables! A worthy anniversary issue jam-packed with cool stuff. Here’s to 100 more!
NickI: Pages and pages of epic battling! Can’t wait for 100 more issues of Fables.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #161 (IDW)
Andy: A step up with the violence, but a step down with the dialogue. The Joes feel like they’re trapped in 1990, and it’s not a good thing.
Infinite Speech: Starting to fizzle a bit but then again I’m not a Chuckles fan either; hopefully it picks up again in the next issue.

House of Mystery #32 (Vertigo)
NickI: Bad art in the Murder Mystery section of the book. However, still an excellent book about the power of storytelling.

Incredible Hulks #618 (Marvel)
Andy: Abomination is back and he is kicking some serious ASS!! …kind of like Greg Pak on this series.

Lady Mechanika #1 (Aspen)
Andy: READ THIS BOOK! The art, the story, the characters- all of it is solid. A new series that’s worth your time and the $2.99 cover price! A must read for Steampunk fans.

Let Me In: Crossroads #1 (Dark Horse)
Andy: Ok, it’s official: Weirdo little girls creep me the F out.

Mystery Society #5 (IDW)
NickI: Let’s hope Steve Niles has another go with these characters. It’s like a lighthearted LOEG.

New Avengers #7 (Marvel)
Andy: Ok, this is absolutely my favorite Avengers book right now! Bendis nailed the dialogue and character moments in this one. A++
Infinite Speech: One of the best issues in the series so far and it’s completely character driven!
NickI: A transitional issue, with no actual fighting; just characters interacting with each other. This is perfect Bendis. And Wolvie gets around.

Northlanders #35 (Vertigo)
NickI: Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. That’s all I need to say.

Red Robin #18 (DC)
Andy: Hmm…with Bruce returned I’d like to have seen Tim stay in Gotham a little longer, but we’ll see where all of this is headed…
Arnab: This is consistently one of DC’s best titles. Tim is in Moscow and soon finds himself surrounded by massive weapons and a massive metahuman.

Shadowland: After the Fall #1 (Marvel)
Andy: A well done wrap-up issue to the events of Shadowland. I really, really, hope Black Panther’s time spent in Hell’s Kitchen isn’t a bust.
Is it weird that I like the concluding parts of Shadowland over the rest of the mini-series? The less superhero, the better, I guess.

Stan Lee’s Starborn #1 (BOOM! Studios)
Andy: An interesting premise and strong artwork by Khary Randolph. The best of these new superhero books from BOOM!

Star Wars: Knight Errant #3 (Dark Horse)
Andy: Love the art, but the story is just…I don’t really care. It seems too small scale in a galaxy so large.

Superboy #2 (DC)
Andy: This issue was…surprisingly kind of boring. It’s ok though, I have complete faith in Jeff Lemire!
Arnab: Superboy gets tricked. Superboy gets a sidekick. Superboy gets studied.
NickI: I like this new sidekick – he’s a mix of Jimmy Olsen and Lex. That means he’s probably going to turn evil.

Terry Moore’s Echo #26 (Abstract Studios)
Andy: This book just keeps getting better and better. An endearing protagonist, a strong set of secondary characters, and an exciting story make Echo one of the best indies on the shelves right now.
NickI: Great interactions between the 4 characters. I love how this is a superhero comic that doesn’t feel like a superhero comic.

Thor #618 (Marvel)
Andy: I was on the fence with this new story arc, but this issue sold me. I like the idea of all these little groups allying with Asgard against a common, greater, foe.
NickI: Asgardian refugees, Balder is a bad king, Thor arrives with Kid Loki (Lokid?), and Odin returns. Can’t wait for the battle.

Thor Mighty Avengers #7 (Marvel)
NickI: Robo-beatdown! This is crazy to say, but this Thor book is my favorite. Even more than Fraction and Hickman’s Thor books.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2 (DC)
Arnab: Fantastic issue. We’re starting to find out more about the team, specifically Lighting. And the way his power works is tragic.
NickI: Wow, fantastic second issue. If we get more issues like this, we’re in for some awesome comics.

Widowmaker #1 (Marvel)
Andy: A decent first issue; definitely give it a look if you’re a fan of these characters. Also, give writer Jim McCann’s indie book, Return of the Dapper Men a read while you’re at it!

Witchblade #140 (Top Cow)
Infinite Speech: A great bit of horror complete with creepy kids, monsters, and murder, all from Mohapatra and Marz!

For previous editions of Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews, click here!



  1. Aron

    What is LOEG?

  2. LOEG = League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

  3. My internet was on the fritz so no chirps from me this week. 🙁

  4. I got nothin’ last week. Looking forward to this week!

  5. Aron

    Oh, okay. I can totally see that.

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  7. Tess

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