Thursday, February 9, 2012

Comics this week

Artifacts #14- Let me give me a rundown of the series so far; in #12, the universe was destroyed! In #13, the universe was recreated! And the only one who remembered any of this is Jackie Estacado, the bearer of the Darkness. And since Jackie was never the most stable of men to begin with, the information is tearing him apart. I found this issue to be interesting just based on this. Plot-wise, this series has a lot of things going for it and I’m interested to see where Top Cow and writer Ron Marz intends to go from here. I mean they already destroyed and recreated the universe; where do you go from there? I guess I have to pick up the series to find up.

Demon Knights #6- After 2 issues of flashbacks into the lives of the knights, writer Paul Cornell finally delivered the action in this issue. And boy; did he and artist Diogenes Neves delivered or what! This was the best issue on the stand this week and if you are not picking up this gain delved into his cast, however unlike the last issue which focused on the Shining Knight series, you are an idiot! Not only was the action something to behold, Cornell even managed to squeeze in a few scenes of character development for Madame Xanadu, and the Horsewoman. I am sounding like a broken record here but again I have to say this; Cornell and Neves are doing great work in Demon Knights!

Green Lantern #6- Writer Geoff Johns proves once again he’s not afraid to shake things up. In this issue, the focus is strictly on Sinestro. Outside a few pages where he’s hanging out with Carol Ferris, Hal Jordon didn’t show up and the issue was better for it. I’m not convinced Mike Choi’s manga-influenced style is a good fit for this series but you can’t complain about the beauty of his drawings. Another good thing was the return of Lyssa Dark. I have always thought she was the most interesting of the Sinestro Corps and in just a few pages, she again proves why. What’s even better is that she’s going to have an ongoing presence! Beautiful art, am interesting setup for the future; overall this was a good issue.

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