MOTW 3/23/11: Impurity Restored
War of the Green Lanterns starts off pretty good in GL #64:
And Parallax returned to the battery, and is infecting all the GLs outside of Hal so far.
And then in GLC #58:
The cover is misleading, no real fight between the two. Ganthet saves them by removing their rings but they explode in his right hand, so he loses a limb (real gruesome splash page too)
FF was a pretty solid first issue, nice set-up and the final reveal is going to lead to some great stories. Hickman seems to be having fun with Peter and is going to use his big brain, which is nice.
Hulk was great, but that should be a given at this point.
Power Man and Iron Fist continues to be a fun old school romp, and FVL has created not one, not two but three interesting villains in just as many issues.
Looks like it might be Revenant after all.
Hats off to Carey for making me care about an X-storyline for the first time in a long time.
On the flipside, profoundly underwhelmed by Death of (Ultimate) Spider-Man #156:
Bit with Ultimate Cap was almost good, at least.
But I'm still really digging JLA: Generation Lost
I wish I had scans of these though, too bad mine doesn't work currently.
Re Ultimate Doom I think you're misreading the motivation -
The new arc of Superman/Batman was written to be an RPG, I swear
I guess thats just indicative of the times, which is neat
Did he limit break Lex Luthor for 9999 damage?
Does he have the power!?
And The Touch.
The item even has a similar shape!
this is better than all of them
P.S. Did I mention that I got a sketch of Loki from Jamie McKelvie at last year's NYCC?
I am super excited for Journey into Mystery
I'm so glad he's getting more work and more exposure. The art in those Pepper Potts back-up stories in IIM was awesome.
Blank, you and I can be Journey Into Mystery bros. I am jazzed. I thought that Gillen's run on Thor was one of the best runs of anything I've read in a long time, so I'm super-excited that he's getting to play in that sandbox again. Although I actually really hate the idea of kid-Loki (I've gone off on this rant before), I'm confident that Gillen can make me like the character and concept.
That page where he's wrestling with himself over whether or not he should take a shot at Bucky, was pretty fantastic.
The best parts were him shooting the shit with the parkour guys and the final page
God I love that frenchman
Haunt #14 was okay, but not much happened. Still, it's basically leading up to Spider-Spawn v.s. The Maxx, and as a child of the nineties, I can't help but be pumped for that.
Deadpool #34 was again okay, but not much happened. Id the Selfish Moon still makes me laugh, though.
I also grabbed Image's Lorna the Relic Wrangler, mainly because it had a Darwyn Cooke cover, and interior art to match. The lead story was okay, but the tone of the thing overall was really scattershot. I couldn't figure out whether the writer meant to portray the lead as capable, or a naive country girl. Still, it wasn't a terrible waste of $3.99.
By far the best thing I bought, was a copy of The Demon #1, in really good condition, for five bucks. I may write a big, sprawling blog piece about it later, but damn that was a good comic. It really showed Kirby's ability to set up a whole world, filled with heroes, villains, love interests, supporting characters, and an interesting setting, all in a single issue.
I'd put up some scans of this stuff, but my graphics card suddenly stopped working, so I'm currently using a crappy old CRT monitor, and the colors on it are all screwy, so I can't do the usual thing where I scan an image and then adjust it.
edit: this scene from Marineman #4 is something I wish Aquaman would pull off more, because it's just cool:
oh hey 'sup just gonna shoot myself out of the water like a salmon, no big deal.
love that art.
The last two pages..
I really kind of miss those half-pages of text.
Deadpool #34; Deadpool evacuates a planet, and then taunts Id the Selfish Moon.
Haunt #14; Spider-Spawn v.s. Venom-Maxx.
I really just love Capullo's art. It's like a gritty Ryan Ottley. Add in Kirkman and McFarlane's influence, and you have a book that really just speaks to the kid in me.
Captain America and Batroc #1; Batroc's dueling internal monologues.
(Your Demon scans had me salivating.)
I'll be honest: I really didn't care for the writing in the old Lee/Kirby Batroc comic. The need to verbalize every single action, no matter how slight, grates on my nerves. "Look how magnificently I clap my hands over your ears!"