Thursday, July 19, 2012
Comic Books This week: almost a fail.
This has been a pretty rough week for comics. I grabbed 4 new comics from the library and I have only finished one so far. I started reading two of them and just had to stop. I finished 1 and enjoyed ok, and the other is still just sitting there. And if that wasnt bad enough. I started one at home and quickly decided it was not worth my time. So out of five comics, I stopped reading 3, only mildly enjoyed 1, and have yet to start the final one. The plus is that this is all balanced out with the reading of the last 8 issues of Walking Dead, which is always enjoyable. I will make this one pretty quick but feel free to read still in case you were interested in any of these comics.
5. Black Widow - I don't even know if there is a subtext to this title, nor do I care. I have never read a Black Widow comic before, but I thought, "she is cool as hell in movies", and I recently read a spider woman comic that I enjoyed. So i gave it a shot. I got to about the second part of the book the art had been jumping around and the timeline was all over the place, this was the point I started losing interest. The thing that made me close the book for good was when they brought pre-wolverine Logan into the mix. This is starting to become a pet peeve of mine. I mean I know he is the lamppost of Marvel and that his origin and pre-wolverine history is always in question, but do we really have to shoehorn him into literally every bodies story? This plus the lackluster story was enough to make me close the book for good.
Man this week was bleak. The one shiny moment was Walking Dead, but you will have to read my big post of the first 100 issues of walking dead if you are interested in my review about that. Also it would appear as though I am just bashing the hell out of Warren Ellis and that is not true. I did not care too much for what he offered this week for me, but I have hope for the next book. Its called Black Summer and it looks pretty awesome. It reminds be a lot of No hero and that was pretty awesome. Also he wrote one of my favorite comics ever Red. So dont read this weeks review and think he sucks, check out his good stuff. Next week for sure I will have Averngers vol. 2 and possibly Rick Remenders Venom. Plus whatever else the library produces.