Friday, February 20, 2009

This Week in the Funny Books: Feb. 18, 2009

So I went to the shop today and managed to spend more than I intended to even though they had sold out of two comics I wanted to buy. Thanks retarded covers of Action Comics!!!


Amazing Spider-Man #587
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: John Romita Jr.

I don't want to keep beating a dead horse so I'll just make this short and sweet. This is a book loaded with interesting concepts yet plagued by sloppy execution. There's still hope but give ASM's track records, I remain cautiously optimistic.

Also, Romita = WIN

Robin #183
Writer: Fabien Nicieza
Artist: Freddie Williams II

After reading this issue I'm left with a sense of underwhelming excitement. Nicieza does touch on some of the series' dangling plot threads (dealing with such things as Robin's ex-girlfriend reeking havoc with his current girlfriend, his ex also coming back from the dead, and of course, Jason "The Douche" Todd) and brings them to an open conclusion. Yet while Nightwing seems geared up to take on the Bat-mantle, Robin seems content with remaining Robin. This seems strange considering Battle for the Cowl kicks off next month, but as we all know, editorial mandate usually wins over in a battle against what the writer wants.

Dark Avengers #2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.

First Morgan Le Fey lays the smack down on Doctor Doom, then the Avengers have a Bendis moment, then Sentry rips the head off Morgan Le Fey, and then Morgan Le Fey comes backs and makes Venom eat Ares.

I'm not positive, but this book may very well be the shit.

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