Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Comics this week

Earth 2: Society #2- Ambition is not usually a bad thing. For me, I like it when writers and artists pushed the envelope. However, there’s such a thing as being too ambitious for your own good and after two issues, this may be the problem for Earth 2: Society. Writer Daniel H. Wilson followed the template of #1 by showing Earth 2 both during the crash and the effects of it one year later. No doubt there’s a lot that happened during the year but without the context of what happened, a lot of what’s happening seems out of left field. Why don't Batman trust Huntress and the Flash for example. We have no idea and hopefully answers will come soon
Injection #3- Now this should have been #2 instead of #3! Unlike the very disjointed #2, I can actually understand this issue and the overall story. Writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey has in this issue put together something that’s weird, strange and wonderful. This issue gave me back the promise I felt in #1 and hopefully the next issue will keep the ball rolling. The only thing I wish for is that we have more time with the think-tank Maria Kilbride and Robin Morel were in. They look like a group that’s just bursting with stories.

Master of Kung-Fu #3- After the fun romp in the first 2 issues, this Secret Wars tie-in get into the serious business of deciding the next Emperor of Kun Lun. The Thirteen Chambers are opened and all the Grand Masters of the land, including the drunken master Shang-Chi, entered for their chance to rule the land. I knew this would happen sooner or later but I can’t help but feel writer Haden Blackman has to rush things due to the limited series format of Master of Kung-Fu. I mean the start was a flashback from Rand-Kai that might had been an issue all on its own. Hopefully, the final issue will set things right again. 

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