November 9th, 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
Legion of Super-Heroes #11
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Barry Kitson, Mick Gray, Dale Eagleson and Art Thibert
trying to drop this book but the team working on the book has made
the Legion interesting again. Granted the story telling is a little
slow at times, but the trip so far has been well worth it. The foundation
is being set up so that new readers do not have to be scared of
30 years worth of continuity. Some of the other good things about
this book, each issue has a roll call of sorts, so the reader can
tell who is who, and most issues have two features, the main feature
and a back up that is either a story in and of itself, or a letter
column that is illustrated. Last issue we were faced with a death
in the ranks and the team is split across time and dimensions and
trying to find a way to save the home worlds of the legion members.
Worth checking out although some catching up may need to be done
as what seems like this story arc seems to be drawing towards a
Amazing Spider-Man #525
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Peter David
Art: Mike Deodato Jr. and Joe Pimentel
I miss my Spider-Man, granted he still faced traumas and challenges
but it wasn't a freaking soap opera. At least not at the level
it is today. I think part of the problem for me is that the art
just doesn't work for me. The dark shadowy figures just make the
mood, however light, dreary. The saving grace of this issue is
the writer. Peter David is one of my favorites and I enjoy the
interplay between tracer and Aunt May. Otherwise I wouldn't be
too happy with it. I could repeat my rant about the avengers appearing
more in a spider book more than their own, but the two of you
who read these reviews know the drill.
Teen Titans #28
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Rob Liefeld
I liked this issue even less than the last one. While the story
was good, the unfinished and exaggerated art by Rob, just ruined
it for me. I'm sorry, I try to cut the guy some slack, but I just
don't really care for his work. The less said the better.
Desolation Jones #4
Publisher: Wildstorm (DC Comics)
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: J.H. Williams III
Another stellar issue for this title, again I am sad that it is
a bi-monthly but if the quality continues, I won't complain much.
This issue after finding Paula Nigh, daughter of the man who hired
Jones to find his precious Hitler film, Jones stumbles on a secret
that could, if exposed tear the whole family apart, but it also
means the Jones may be looking for something more than just a
"dirty movie". The art and pacing of this book is top notch, well
worth checking out.
Well with the 500th review behind us, we are continuing on. Over the course of the past 18 months this has gone from a 3 man operation to a one man show. I'll try to update the pages on a somewhat regular basis, but I would anticipate a bi-weekly schedule for the reviews.
The shipping lists will be updated weekly and other features will be added probably in the off review weeks. Look for a write up on the screening we went to for the movie "Stump the Band" (thanks Chris), and some more interviews. Thanks for sticking with us.
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