Thursday, July 3, 2014

Comics this week

Earth 2 #25- This issue gave us the origin story of Val-Zod, the new Superman of Earth 2. However the main selling point of the issue isn’t him but the duo of Alan Scott and Jay Garrick. After too long, writer Tom Taylor finally got the two off the bench to put a world of hurt to Superman’s forces. Special mention must be given to artist Nicola Scott who managed to somehow exceed her regular high standards in this issue. Her spread of Aquawoman rising from the sea was brilliant with a capital B! I LOVED THIS ISSUE!

Moon Knight #5- Ever wanted to see a martial arts movie in comics form? If your answer is yes, then this is the issue for you. Artist Delcan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire take point here as the issue is basically Moon Knight entering a building and kicking the tar out of everyone inside. Writer Warren Ellis didn’t do much here but then he didn’t need to. He just got out of the way of Shalvey and Bellaire who punch, kick and dance their way to our hearts. I read that Ellis is leaving the series after #6. That's sad but I hope Marvel keep Shalvey and Bellaire on the series. They are the ones that make this series tick. 

Original Sin #5- After the jaw-dropping reveal last issue, writer Jason Aaron follow it up by giving us…a flashback issue? Now I can understand Aaron wanting to have Nick Fury’s backstory out of the way but an entire issue of flashback? Sorry but a reboot of Fury's past isn’t what I wanted. Hell, I much rather see the old elderly Fury than a young Fury because the young Fury has been done to death. 

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