Thursday, July 12, 2012

Comics this week

Demon Knights #11- Anyone who had read #1 knew that Camelot would work its way into the series sooner or later. Writer Paul Cornell did not disappoint. The link between Madam Xanadu and Arthur came a little out of the blue but overall the issue is a good fantasy issue full of magic, action and a little bit of mystery. The art by Diogenes Neves this issue wasn’t as great as previous issues but it was solid and serviceable. After the so-so last issue, Demon Knight is back on track.

Harbinger #2- One of the things that made Peter Stanchek such a great character is that while he was a nice guy who tries to do the right thing, he makes a lot of bad decisions. This Harbinger relaunch by Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans kept that and this series is all the better for it. One change I do hope they’ll keep is to maintain Toyo Harada as a dark version of Professor X. To me, he has always works better as such a character than an outright villain.

Bloodshot #1- Although Bloodshot was one big hit for the Valiant Universe, I was never a fan of the character. I am a fan of this version of Bloodshot! The main plot of the character seems to be the same with Bloodshot being a man subjected against his will to a scientific experiment that made him into the ultimate killing machine but writer Duane Swierczynski has cleverly mixed several genres into an enjoyable espionage/military/sci-fi story. This issue shows a lot of promise and if the following issues are anywhere near as good as this one, Bloodshot will once again be a hit.  

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