June 29th, 2005
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Here is the key for what you are seeing:
= Not worth the paper it's printed on
= It is an OK book, not the greatest
= It is a decent book- Worth picking up
Better than most books out there- Worth a second read
This is what all books should aspire to be
Writer: Jeffrey Brown
Artist: Jeffrey Brown
I really hope that Jeffrey has some success
with the ladies soon. Three of his books so far have dealt with
his experience with the ladies, and all of them are quite charming
(I know what kind of word is that to use in a review). Each of them
gives the reader a little insite into the author, and the somewhat
primative artwork lends to the intimacy of the experience. Jeff
excells at being the human doormat without giving up any of his
self respect, because he is guilty of nothing more than feeling.
After reading this, I suggest you also check him out making fun
of his own work in the short book "Be a Man", that one is $3 well
spent, just like the rest of his work.
Birds of Prey #83
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Joe Bennett, Jack Jadson and Adriana Melo (cover)
The Huntress back in Gotham, seeming to take
up the role of crime boss, since her father was actually in charge
at one time, it seems like a natural progression. Black Canary and
Wildcat are attempting to cement their relationship with a Singapore
drug lord, and Oracle, the growth that she has kept secret, finally
takes control as she begins to look for Ted Kord. This book is alway
solid, art and story wise.
Batman: Dark Detective #4
Writer: Steve Englehart
Art: Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin
While Batman fights against the fear toxin
from the Scarecrow, Silver St. Cloud delivers her devistating news
to her mayoral candidate fiance. Batman finally figures out how
tro deal with the toxin, but will he have a chance to deal with
his discovery? Silver has been kidnapped by the Joker and the ransom
is her candidate boyfriend droppping out of the race. But why woudl
a man who was just dumped be inclined to do such a thing? Two more
issues to go. Too many Batman titles.
Conan & The Jewels of Gwahlur #3
Adaptation by: P. Craig Russell
Art: P. Craig Russell
The concluding chapter of Russell's adaptation
of the Jewels of Gwahlur stroy, ends just as solidly as it started.
Granted the whole make a choice of going for the riches or saving
the girl thinig at the end has been done over and over, it's Conan's
optimism of another payoff down the road that makes it work. Blood
thirsty barbarian and eternal optomist, quite a guy.
Ex Machina #12
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Tony Harris and Tom Feister
Who would have thought that Mayor Hundred
had such a shocking vice? Of all the secrets that he is hiding,
I'm willing to bet the one revealed in this issue is the one that
will prove his undoing. While that secret is unveiled, a mysterious
new character is introduced that claims to be a creation of the
"Great Machine". This book is consistantly good.
Writer: Dan Slott
Art: Paul Pelletier and Rick Magyar
Squirrel Girl takes center stage in this
issue (I never thought I would write that sentence) as the team
looses another member as a unexpected villian takes his vengence.
Another solid issue by Slott and Co., making the wait for the
relaunch of She-Hulk that much harder.
Writers: Hans Rodionoff and Ray Fawkes
Art: Mike Huddleston
Kaley is not the only one having troubles
in her world. Whatever creature is behind this, is starting to influence
people outside of Kaleys immediate circle. This book suprises me
with each issue. If you can find the first two issues and get started
before it goes on too long.
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