Friday, January 9, 2015

Comics this week

Amazing Spiderman #12- The Spiderverse story continue with Solus just kicking the ass of Captain Universe-Parker. Writer Dan Slott keeps the tension up by showing just how outmatched the Spiders are. I especially like the way Slott is keeping the humor up. Voltron Spiderman? Cowboy-Spiderman? Spider-Buggy? Can’t wait to see more of them! Even the small character moments like the 3 Japanese Spiderman speaking among themselves in Japanese and Jessica Drew secret talk with the Weaver were very well handled. So far so good; Spiderverse is still a winner.

Birthright #4- With the characters now on the road, #4 has the recently reunited family bonding on their way to kill a mage from another world. I must say I like the way writer Joshua Williamson liken Mikey’s magical condition to PTSD. The problem I have with the issue is the flashback sequences. The action on Terrenos wasn’t long enough to give us a sense of the danger involved but at the same time, took space from moving the family bonding story. It doesn’t help either story.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is almost without doubt one of the strangest, most surprising debut this year. Yes, I know we’re still in Jan but…Squirrel Girl? Who would have thought this Z-list hero would have her own series. Still, writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson may have a sleeper hit on their hands if #1 is any indication of what’s to come. If there’s one word to describe “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1”, it will be charming. This is a series that will not take itself too seriously and if there rest of the series is as quirky as #1, then…who knows? We may see a lot more of “Deadpool’s Guide to Super Villains”!

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