Friday, July 27, 2012

Comics this week

Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett Is Dead #4- This issue picked up actually where the last issue dropped off; Conner Freeman discovering something he really, really shouldn’t have and freaking out over it. It was fun seeing how unaffected Sintas Vel was about the whole thing. As if she knew for a fact men would run for the hills once they knew who her ex-husband was. Smart woman that. The only disappointment I had was how writer Tom Taylor basically dumped all his good work on the Governor and suddenly made him an egomaniac. I know he was supposed to be a man in pain but the cliché way he went about it in the safe house was rather anti-climatic. Overall however, this was a good mini-series. It wasn’t as good as the original but things were tied up pretty nicely and Taylor made sure he left room for the sequel. A good nice piece of work.

Justice League Dark #11- John Constantine was, and always will be, an arrogant SOB. Too smart and too confident for his own good, he always has the problem of thinking he’s the smartest guy in the room. So if you are interested in seeing this guy taken down a notch, PICK UP THIS ISSUE! The rogue magician got what’s coming to him and boy was it was fun to watch. The last page alone was worth the price of this issue. All that and we get to see Tim Hunter in the New 52 for the first time! A very promising story arc that’s getting better and better!

I, Vampire #11- Just how powerful is Andrew Bennett? I think this is something writer Joshua Hale Fialkov needs to figure out quickly. In this issue, Bennett basically stopped time and space. Now I get that he’s an all powerful vampire but that may be overstepping it in a big way. His new powers need to be reigned in or he may become a vampire Superman, which will be a problem as the series continues. Luckily artist Andrea Sorrentino saved this issue by coming up with some stunning work. Her last few scenes of the humans being turned into zombies were truly great works of art.

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