Friday, November 12, 2010

Comics this week

The Thanos Imperative #6- Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning made the right decision this issue to focus on Thanos' betrayal of the Guardians of the Galaxy and his new alliance with Lord Mar-Vell. As expected, Thanos then betrayed Mar-Vell as well in the name of for his one, true and only love; Death. The aftermath of the betrayal was the golden moment of this issue, no, of this whole series. The last stand of Nova and Star-Lord was nothing short of momentous and credit has to be given to Miguel Sepulveda as his art managed to bring out the best in the story. The final scene on Hala was a fitting sendoff to this great series and fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy might have a tear or two in their eyes at how many of the team had died in the line of duty. The Thanos Imperative ends with a bang, here’s hoping there’s more of this to come.

Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #6- One of the most fun things about Wheel of Time is seeing the pictures of characters we read about years ago. I never thought the warriors of Manetherendrelle have samurai-like armor but it does make sense. The famous axe of Perrin is also shown. A complain I have of the series is the pacing. After 6 issues, we are only now leaving Two Rivers and that’s just way too slow. The Wheel of Time is a thirteen book series and we’re like not even a third of the way through book one! This is going to take forever.

Halcyon #1- Halcyon means heavenly or peaceful and that’s the premise for this new superhero series by Marc Guggenheim and Tara Butters. What would superheroes do if suddenly there’s no crime? In this case, Halcyon is a JLA-like group who faced a single particular problem; crime rate has dropped like a stone all over the world. There is almost no crime anywhere in the world and even the most feared super-villain in the world has surrendered. The idea is intriguing if nothing else and I’ll be here to see how it goes.

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