Thursday, June 5, 2014

Comics this week

Hinterland #8- Writer Ian Edginton’s idea of an apocalypse caused by fantasy creatures is finally given full voice as he expands his story beyond being just a survival story. We see ogres, fairies, trolls, centaurs, satyrs, vampires, Sidhe, humans, and god know what else, all trying to crave out a place in the world and as the pieces of the world fits and clicks together, we can clearly see that Edginton has a grand plan for everything. Together with the art of Francesco Trifogli, Hinterkind stands unique in both story and artwork. In fact, you can argue that it is almost too unique to be a hit but that doesn’t change what Hinterkind is; it is a great series!

Original Sin #3- Deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole we go as writer Jason Aaron’s murder mystery kick into high gear. As we see the fallout, and power, of the Watcher’s eye, I must say it's great to finally see all those team-ups finally doing something instead of just sitting around going somewhere. What’s even better is that all the teams are going something important as we see how the various threads converge. Special mention must also be given to Mike Deodato Jr. His art here is superb (corpse of a dead planet; WOW) and that last scene; if it sticks, this is one Marvel event book that WILL make a difference for years to come.

Sinestro #2- Well, that didn’t take long. After the debut issue where Sinestro meet up with his Corps, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Sinestro take control of the Yellow Lanterns and clean house. I just didn’t think it will happen in #2! In a way, it’s good that writer Cullen Bunn get the obvious plotlines out of the way to concentrate on new things; but I can’t help but wonder whether Bunn has been too quick on the trigger. The complex relationship Sinestro has with the Yellow Lanterns is something Bunn could have mined and having him come in and kill everyone who could oppose him seen to throw that out the window. The series still has great potential but throwing potentially good storylines seem a strange way to start a series.

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