Thursday, October 10, 2013

Comics this week

Infinity #4- Thus far in Infinity, I had always thought the space section of the story is much better than the Earth section. Writer Jonathan Hickman has taken his first steps to remedy that in this issue. While the space section is frankly an assassination of a Builder by Thor, the Earth section is backed by a bloody, brutal, drag-out fight between Black Bolt and Thanos. It's wonderful to see Black Bolt finally cut loose, even if he finally lost as expected. I mean how many characters are there that could take on Thanos one on one? I must also say artists Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver put together a wonderful issue here with some superb work on the action and suspense of the various situations faced by the heroes. An excellent issue!

Astro City #5- We all know Astro City is set in its' own world with a long history of superheroics, and in this issue writer Kurt Busiek tried to give us a rundown on just how far back it goes. The problem with this issue however is the fact that it is basically 4 stories in one, and outside the short story of Mister Cakewalk and Dame Progress (set in a steampunk England on less), the rest are unfinished! I have no doubt Busiek will finish it later, the man like to play the long game, but 3 unfinished stories is 3 too many.

Superman/Wonder Woman #1- I admit, I got this to see if it's any good. After one issue, I have to say it does show some promise. Writer Charles Soule seem to have a good handle on the two leads and artist Tony S. Daniel's work is gorgeous. However the introduction of Doomsday also show a problem this series will have. Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most powerful characters in the New 52; how many villains are there that could give them a fight when they are together? Still, this issue is very  promising and if the rest of the series is as good as this issue, then DC may have a winner here.  

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