August 21, 2012

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 08/15/12

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Aesop’s Ark #2 (Monkeybrain)
Jeff: This short little digital book is full of beautiful un-inked pencils and a fable that would make Aesop grin. Pick it up!

Amazing Spider-Man #691 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: The cliff hanger and what the Kingpin are up to was a bit more interesting than the end of this arc.
Jeff: This arc did nothing but turn the Lizard into the movie version. Bit of a letdown.

Avengers #29 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Why didn’t this come out closer to that Wolverine & the X-Men issue Marvel? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Jeff: This book would have meant more if it had come out concurrently with the other AvX books.
NickZ: Wolverine is such a douche bag and I don’t even know what to say about Professor X.

Avengers Academy #35 (Marvel)
Jeff: So good to see Andrea De Vito on this book again. Love his work and am looking forward to how this series will end.
NickZ: The kid Avengers make a big sacrifice in order to help their friends.

Avengers vs. X-Men #10 (Marvel)
Arnab: I wish someone would rip off Xavier’s head and go bowling with it. What started out as a mild love story to the Avengers has quickly and disgustingly become a full on Avengers Worship Orgy. D-
Infinite Speech: Why do the Phoenix Five still want Hope if they have the power? But that thing with the dragon was pretty damn impressive!
Jeff: I really hate to see Cyclops and Emma become the villains. I liked it when it was more ambiguous.
NickZ: I hate that Cyclops is written as the villain in this.

Batwoman #12 (DC)
Dr. Bustos: I can not wait for Batwoman and Wonder Woman to team up! B+

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1 (DC)
NickZ: Not gonna lie, this was pretty great.

Birds of Prey #12 (DC)
NickZ: I’ve decided that I like Ivy and the Birds of Prey better before “The New 52”.

Bloodshot #2 (Valiant)
Infinite Speech: Wow! Great balance of story and artwork and it’s not even clear who the bad guys are yet but damn is this fun!

Captain Marvel #2 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: I’m really liking where this series is going and now we get WW2 time travel. A

Catwoman #12 (DC)
Arnab: That ending is precisely why I am going to miss Judd Winick on this book. A-
NickZ: I totally did not expect that to happen. What an ending!

The Crow #2 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: Liked it better than the first issue but something is keeping this from being a better story.

Deadpool #59 (Marvel)
Arnab: Deadpool is absolute gold in Way’s hands. A-
Deadpool is such an idiot! The burrito bit had me dying.

Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe #3 (Marvel)
Arnab: It may be an AU, but I couldn’t have been more pleased to see old man Xavier get tortured.
“Your mutant power isn’t regeneration. It’s popularity.” -Deadpool to Wolverine. BEST LINE EVER.

Deadworld: War of the Dead #3 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: Another solid issue that makes me want Deadworld Month to last longer!

Fatale #7 (Image)
Dr. Bustos: This mystery has the seediness of the 1970s and I’m enjoying it. A

Harbinger #3 (Valiant)
Infinite Speech: One of the darker Valiant titles that has been consistently getting better with each issue!

Jericho: Season 4 #1 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: Hawkins is going to be pissed! Good to see the story continuing but I wish it looked better.

New Mutants #47 (Marvel)
Jeff: Finally, they got a decent artist on this book! If you liked Bill Sienkiewicz’s work from the ’80s, you’ll dig Felix Ruiz.
NickZ: Is it just me or is Cypher super annoying?

Nightwing #12 (DC)
Arnab: The villain was intriguing enough, but the real story is Dick going into business with Sonia. This book needs more Tim though. A-
If they canceled this book and did a Red Robin book instead, I would be ok with that.

Pathfinder #1 (Dynamite)
Infinite Speech: I enjoyed my first forray into this world and it’s characters thanks to Zub and Huerta!

Red Hood And The Outlaws #12 (DC)
Arnab: I really truly wish that Rocafort wasn’t moving over to Superman and instead staying here. Still a good story though. B+
Infinite Speech:
Missed Rocafort’s art in this one but Lobdell’s story has yet to drop the ball!
NickZ: I loved the Star Wars inspired cover and everything inbetween.

Revival #2 (Image)
Infinite Speech: If Lester dies I’m dropping this title! Great second issue though!
Jeff: Seeley and Norton are doing something really special here. In just 2 issues, they have fleshed out a great cast of characters and a spooky premise, and delivered it with pristine artwork. Well done!

Right State GN (Vertigo)
Infinite Speech: Matt Johnson writes a great story filled with political intrigue and great characters while Andrea Mutti makes it look fantastic!

Saga #6 (Image)
Arnab: This book makes me giddy in ways that I haven’t experienced since I was a kid. Vaughan and Staples have created a world that is utterly majestic and terrifically exciting. A
Dr. Bustos:
Love the magic in this series. I want a wooden spaceship grown from a forest. A
Infinite Speech: Looks like the first babysitter has bit the dust and it’s going to be a very long wait until November and issue number seven.
Jeff: What more can be said? This book is just awesome. The Will is officially my new favorite comic book character.

Supergirl #12 (DC)
NickZ: It makes no sense to me why Supergirl won’t trust Superman and let him help her. I am glad that they finally explained why her powers are different though.

Uncanny X-Force #29 (Marvel)
Arnab: Why is Betsy everywhere? All she does is whine about life. Maybe she should stop killing people.
Infinite Speech: Logan and Betsy?? Wow, he’s old enough to be her great, great, great, great, great…you get the idea.
Jeff: I hate to say it, but I’m sick of Psylocke’s whining. Move on.
NickZ: This series is just perfection.

The Walking Dead #101 (Image)
Arnab: I sure hope these guys know as many forms of torture as I do. That fool’s in for a world of hurt. A-
I was afraid Kirkman & Adlard were going to kick us while we were down after last issue, but am really grateful they didn’t.
NickZ: Way to go Andrea!! It’s time to get these f*#kers!!

Witchblade: Demon Reborn #1 (Dynamite)
Infinite Speech: A revenge tale that benefits from the original story being reprinted in the back.

Wonder Woman #12 (DC)
Dr. Bustos: Out with the old gods in with the new gods. This series just keeps getting better and better. A+
NickZ: WOW! Talk about a game changer! The awesome level of this book just went off the charts.

X-Factor #242 (Marvel)
Arnab: I don’t particularly care for Darwin. He’s a bit too powerful for my tastes.
Jeff: Badass Darwin is back! What more do you want?
NickZ: Glad to see Darwin back even if he is not on the side of angels anymore.

X-Men #34 (Marvel)
Jeff: I thought this proto-mutant stuff was over??? Why is Wood dragging it out??
NickZ: It feels like nothing in this book is ever going to matter after the “Marvel Now” (not a) reboot.



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