November 6, 2012

Chirpin’ Tuesday Reviews 10/31/12

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“A + X” #1 (Marvel)
Jeff: These stories seem to have a little more meat to them than AvX: Vs. Not essential reading, but certainly not bad.

“American Vampire” #32 (Vertigo)
Arnab: Damnit Pearl. This just makes everything worse. A
Jeff: So glad that Skinner stayed a little more true-to-character. This issue really built the momentum this arc has been missing.
Infinite Speech: A friend of mine made me read this…I’m going to question our friendship from now on…Jeff. 🙂

“Aquaman” #13 (DC)
Arnab: This title is easily becoming one of DC’s best. The supporting cast is superb, the story is interesting, and the art is gorgeous. A-
Dr. Bustos: I’d like to see more of these other heroes, I wish DC wouldn’t be so adamant about killing off new characters. B
Infinite Speech: Then ending reminded me of an 80s cartoon. A bit too nice and tidy for me.

“AvX: Consequences” #4 (Marvel)
Arnab: I would gladly welcome a Scott Summers led Brotherhood and that poor boy’s death just might do the trick. And can I just say, the Avengers have probably killed more humans than Scott ever could. A
Jeff: You can always count on Magneto to change the course of a boring story. Plus, Mark Brooks should do more interior work.

“Batgirl Annual” #1 (DC)
Arnab: Loved it. Best issue yet. Catwoman was beyond perfect, she was the hero. A

“Bedlam” #1 (Image)
Jeff: What would happen if the Joker or Charles Manson tried to go straight? If you like villains, this is the book you need to be reading!
Infinite Speech: This creative team has put together something awesomely creepy that NEEDS to be read!

“Captain Marvel” #6 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: Carol time traveling has been a lot of fun and I’m glad to see her get a Back to the Future style friendship. A

“Doctor Who #2 (IDW)
Jeff: This arc felt a little compressed, with too much dangling and not enough resolution to the main story.

“Fatale” #9 (Image)
Dr. Bustos: That opening was shocking and sad, things are going to get more sinister it seems. A

“Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Skeletor” #1 (DC)
Infinite Speech: Check the review for more but this was definitely a surprisingly good read!

“The New Deadwardians” #8 (Vertigo)
Jeff: A good conclusion to a very interesting mini-series.

“New Mutants” #50 (Marvel)
Jeff: Thank God that’s over.

“Rachel Rising” #12 (Abstract Studios)
Jeff: Couldn’t be horror without a creepy priest in it, could it?

“Swamp Thing Annual” #1 (DC)
Arnab: A sort-of love story for the ages. Sort of a brief romantic interlude, before the real fight begins. A-

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” #15 (IDW)
Arnab: Enter Slash. This book is f’n fantastic. The story is awesome. The art is wonderful. The humor is, well, funny. If you consider yourself a TMNT fan, you’ve got to be reading this book. A
Infinite Speech: The guys get their butts kicked by a classic TMNT villain. They need more training.

“Ultimate Comics Spider-Man” #16.1 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: I wish Ultimate J. Jonah Jameson had his own series. B
Jeff: Wow….a fantastic issue that didn’t really have Miles in it at all. And that ending! Whoa!
Infinite Speech: If there is one book I’m ALWAYS excited to get it’s definitly THIS ONE!!

“Witchblade” #161 (Top Cow)
Infinite Speech: Great cover but the story was the cure for insomnia. Oh, and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe called and would like their format back. Thanks Seeley.

“Wolverine & the X-Men” #19 (Marvel)
Dr. Bustos: Plenty of comedy to help out with all the serious stuff going on, Beast being a great doctor and a cavalcade of potential teachers. A
Jeff: This book feels hokey when Nick Bradshaw draws it. The humor doesn’t quite come across as well.
Infinite Speech: Meh, was a bit all over the place and instead of being funny it was a bit more annoying.

“X-Men: Legacy” #275 (Marvel)
Jeff: That cover is one of the greatest X-Men team shots ever! I need a poster of that!



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