Friday, February 27, 2009

Comics this week

Reign in Hell #8- Reign in Hell remind me of one of those movies who is good, maybe even great, and then it all fall apart in the last 10mins. Usually this is because the directors of the movie went out of the way to get a happy ending. Sometimes it’s because they went out of their way to get a final twist into the story. That’s what happens here. A good mini-series which was destroyed by being too clever for its own good. After all the fighting between Satanus and Neron, after all the talk about nothing happens in hell without him knowing, Lady Blaze won the throne like that? Satanus was betrayed by failing to see her reaching out an arm? It’s actually funny; unfortunately Reign in Hell isn’t a comedy. Too bad, this series could have being great.

Nova #22- The dispute between Richard Rider and Worldmind escalate as Rider try to find out why the supercomputer is acting so weird. It was a good explanation and this issue gives me hope that last issue was nothing but a fluke. The upcoming War of Kings is a concern as I fear the Corps was rebuilt just so that it could be destroyed again, and I don’t want that. But I’ll be here to see what will happen next issue. That’s never a bad thing.

Avengers: The Initiative #22- With Dark Reign on, many fans wonder if A:TI will be pushed to the back of the pile of many readers. I hope not because A:TI is still an excellent series. Ragnarok, the clone of Thor from Civil War, is a perfect of why a series like A:TI is needed. The series is a platform for all those little-known or plain forgotten characters in the Marvel U. I’ve almost forgotten MVP’s body was still in the basement of Camp Hammond and I like the fact that A:TI is trying up the loose ends of the series.

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