Thursday, April 26, 2012

Comics this week

Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett Is Dead #1- Last year's "Blood Ties" was easily the most interesting of all the Star Wars mini-series, and it seems Dark Horse agrees with me. With this sequel, we get to see more adventures of Boba Fett and his "cousin" Conner Freeman. Of course, Boba Fett is in all of five panels in this book, and in every one he's lying dead. Now I get the feeling this will be the usual "bait-and-switch" story where they killed the wrong Boba Fett but I don't care. The story and art by Tom Taylor and Chris Scalf is so interesing that does not matter. Can't wait for the next issue.

Justice League Dark #8- With the "return" of Cain, the JL Dark members are in big trouble as various members of the team are all on their own mission. The tension is ramp up significantly as all the members...failed. Seriously, all the members fail in their missions one way or another. John Constantine and Deadman failed to get Andew Bennett back from the dead, Madam Xanuda only has a half success in changing the playing field, and Shade left the team. I must say Peter Milligan isn't afraid of changing the status quo with the series. It makes for an exciting read but I wonder what regular readers who did not buy the I, Vampire issues on the crossover will feel. Nothing good I think.

I, Vampire #8- The "Night of the Vampires" crossover conclude with the return of Andew Bennett (as everyone knows he would). However he return to take over as head of the vampires and our our ragtag team of vampire hunters are now well and truly disbanded.  Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov craft an interesting tale here on a man who is given great power and now has an impossible task of leading all vampires in the world. Needless to say, others wonder if any man take on such a job and remain sane? Artist Andrea Sorrentino is up to her usual great standard and the series has been taken for a spin in this issue. Neat to see where they go from here!

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