Thursday, September 13, 2012

Comics this week

Demon Knights #0- Leaving behind the cliffhanger of the last issue, this zero issue surprisingly spotlight a character who is NOT among the Demon Knights. The character of Merlin looms large in the series and writer Paul Cornell gives his take on the famous magician. He also expand the story of Etrigan and Jason Blood. All in all, this was not a bad issue. There were a few interesting revelations while the character sheet at the end hinted that the overall plan of the Demon Knights might still be in effect in the modern day New 52. However even Cornell’s writing cannot change the fundamental problem of the zero issue concept. It has nothing to do with the regular story and the cliffhanger from the last issue was left…hanging.

Harbinger #4- Okay, I am now officially worried. By itself, there’s nothing wrong with this reboot by Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans. The art and story are solid but the problem with it is that it’s now something new. The old Harbringer has Peter Stanchek being recruited into Harbringer, rebelling against Toyo Harada, and then leading a force against Harada. That is exactly what is happening now in this series. Just like the recently released “The Amazing Spiderman” movie, it wasn’t a bad movie but there is a sense of “been there, done that” when I was seeing it. That’s the problem currently facing this series. Hopefully things will change quickly or this series will be in trouble.

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