Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weekly Comics for February 24, 2010

Usagi Yojimbo #126 (Funny story, with another great monster from Japanese mythology used in an unconventional way. Also, unrelated to story, wish I had $400 to buy those Roku statues on the back. Droool.)

Robocop #2 (Still a nice blend of the satirical style of the '80s movie with updated issues for the '00s, plenty of action and ultra-violence as well. A good sequel to the first movie.)

GI Joe Cobra II #2 (More of a great dark crime take on G.I. Joe undercover and Cobra's inner workings from Gage, Costa and Fuso... they even managed to make Dr. Mindbender work in this grittier context.)

Joe the Barbarian #2 (Reminding me of Seaguy. Which is to say, beautiful to look at, intriguing, but I have no freakin' idea what's going on most of the time. But I enjoy it despite that.)

Batman & Robin #9 (Damn, this book is odd. Having fun with it, though.)

Tales of the Dragon Guard #1 (Spectacular artwork, really interesting take on dragons, plus violence and boobs.)

Irredeemable #11 (Waid is deliberately drawing out the suspense on Bette Noir's secret, and it is *killing* me. In a good way. Also, it becomes increasingly clear that Plutonian has been a monster from a very early age.)

Incorruptible #3 (Max Damage reminds me of a more sociopathic Holden Carver from Sleeper, Jailbait is a great, hilarious sidekick and the whole flipside to Irredeemable has proven to be just as good as Irredeemable itself.)

Atomic Robo Revenge o/t Vampire Dimension #1 (As strange, and as good, as all of the Atomic Robo series have been thus far.)

Also bought: Classic GI Joe Vol 7, Incredible Hercules: Sacred Invasion HC

Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekly Comics for February 17, 2010

Finally got around to reading comics for this week, and I'm still behind, need to read Incorruptible #3, Joe the Barbarian #2 and the new Atomic Robo, plus 28 Days Later and some other Boom! stuff I've gotten behind on.

Incredible Hercules #141 (The whole "Assault on New Olympus" thing has been hit and miss for me, and I miss the more confident, assured Amadeus Cho - this whole story has been a touch dark and full of "look! It's a twist and a crazy status quo change!" for me. I'd rather have Hercules dressed as Thor sleeping with blue elf girls, honestly. Still good, but falling short of the great where it was.)

Guardians of the Galaxy #23 (Love the story, especially like the Guardians playing secret service to Blastaar and Crystal. The art... Wes Craig is a very good, stylish artist, but his style is a bad fit for this particular book. I hope to see more of him, but I don't think he works here.)

Daredevil #505 (Continuing to love this. Very Kill Bill O-Ren Ishii styled with Daredevil in Japan, and I like exploring the structure of the Hand. I dig Marco Checchetto's art, too)
Also bought: Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys Vol 7, Starman Omnibus Vol 4

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Weekly Comics for February 10, 2010

Choker #1 (Well, that was damned odd. Beautiful to look at and certainly intriguing, but odd. Recommended for the Fell crowd, definitely.)

Tails of the Pet Avengers (A fun one-shot throughout, but the Colleen Coover penned and drawn Ms. Lion short is the best thing I read this week. So much fun.)

BPRD King of Fear #2 (Damn, Liz is getting scary. And I'm loving Bruno, and hope Kate comes around to his charms. Also, ghosts and monsters.)

Batman & Robin #8 (I'm starting to think I'll like this a lot better in a collected format, the bite-size story chunks just aren't satisfying enough to me.)

S.W.O.R.D. #4 (I'll be sad to see this one go. This issue was a bit down from the rest, but it's key to moving everything into place for the end of the story.)

Daytripper #3 (Gorgeous, great reading as always)

Unwritten #10 (Love to see Tommy Taylor taking a bit more control, love some more hints of what's going on with the meta-fiction, love the ghost of Nazi Germany and... wow. That ending. What is going to happen next? One of my absolute favorite books at the moment.)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Weekly Comics for February 3, 2010

Criminal The Sinners #4 (Another dark, twisted, gorgeous looking issue of the best crime book this decade... and maybe the previous one, unless you measure it against other Brubaker/Phillips stuff)

Demo Vol 2 #1 (Wow. Every bit as good as I remembered it being, and that's based not on distant fond memories but a recent re-reading of the Demo trade. Sure to be one of my favorite series of 2010)

GI Joe Origins #12 (A darker-than-usual take on the origin of the Baroness, courtesy of Andreyko and Templesmith. How long have they been doing this series as one-shots focusing on different characters with different creative teams? Because that interests me quite a bit)

Sweet Tooth #6 (Second story arc starts off well, as we get a little more background on the mysterious Mr. Jepperd and see that he's had his own share of tragedy)

Milestone Forever #1 (Damn, this made me want to drag all my old Milestone books out and re-read them. I'd clearly forgotten where the status quo left off, but minor details aside, it was good to see all these characters again)

Also bought: Wizard's Tale HC, Crogan's March