Saturday, March 30, 2013

Comics this week

Justice League Dark #18- Huh? Jack Hunter is a mage just like his son, Tim? I'm sorry but this twist from writer Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes makes no sense. At no point in the "Death of Magic" did Jack Hunter ever showed any magic powers, how the hell did he suddenly got them now? Artist Mikel Janin and colorist Jeromy Cox did everything they could to salvage the mess but there's only do much they could do with a twist as nonsensical as this. 

I, Vampire #18- It is with a heavy heart that I write this review. This great series will end with the next issue and the cancellation has caused the quality to drop as writer Joshua Hale Fialkov tries to salvage an ending out of a storyline that was designed to go a lot longer than 3 issues. As Fialkov rush the story, the artist in this issue, Fernando Blanco, seem rushed as well. Certain details in the art is missing and at certain points, I have a hard time understanding the scene. It’s understandable that the quality has dropped due to the cancellation but hopefully Fialkov can finish everything off with a high in the last issue.

Red Lantern #18- Ring the bells, the best issue thus far in the "Wrath of the First Lantern" crossover comes from...a Red Lantern issue! Yes, the forgotten and much mocked stepchild of the Green Lantern universe have managed to do something the rest of the GL series have not; make me feel that the story of the crossover is actually moving forward. For that, writer Peter Milligan deserved an award. 

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