Friday, August 6, 2010

Comics this week

Brightest Day #7- After 6 issues of Brightest Day moving the attention back and fro from characters to characters, this issue answer the questions of why the 12 were bought back to life by the White Lantern. Discovering each character's mission was great, I especially like the fact Iris and Black Adam will be back, but I have to question why the White Lantern don’t just do this in the first place! After 6 issues of cryptic hints dropped here and there, why does the White Lantern suddenly decided to open its mouth and just you know…tell people what they need to do? However that’s a minor complaint as the 12 are finally on the move.

Hit-Monkey #2- Writer Daniel Way must be reading fans’ feedback! Most people who read #1 thought that Hit-Monkey’s ghost mentor took something away from the fun of having a monkey who is a hitman. So Way will make a lot of people happy here as the ghost turn out to be Hit-Monkey himself. I wasn’t keen on Bullseye at first but he worked well as the enemy. The moment when he first saw Hit-Monkey at the wedding and went “Wow” was one of the funniest thing I have read in awhile. Good issue that proves Marvel hit gold with the monkey.

S.H.I.E.L.D #3- After #2 made everyone go, “WTF?” I am glad to say S.H.I.E.L.D is back on track. Writer Jonathan Hickman is back on form as he showed that no matter how intelligent or powerful humans become, we are our greatest enemies. The inner workings of S.H.I.E.L.D is shown and we can finally make sense of the confusion that was #2. The power struggle within S.H.I.E.L.D with Sir Isaac Newton on one side and Leonardo Da Vinci on the other was very interesting. Hickman’s characterization of Newton was great. A genius of a man who went mad in his pursuit of knowledge, his ruthless rise to power was a thing to behold as he wipe out his mentor Galileo and lock up Nostradamus for centuries. I have to question why didn’t Hickman use this as #2. If this was #2 and #2 was #3, things would have made much more sense and we wouldn’t have to go “uh…” Still things are back on track and maybe now we can see what’s Hickman's story is about.

Secret Six #24 –What in the world is going on? After a flashback issue last time, this time writer Gail Simone decided to, for some reason I can’t understand, to put the Secret Six in the Wild West. The Six are defending a town against Junior and the fastest gun in the west, Slade Wilson. What is this, an ElseWorld book?

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