Monday, March 14, 2016

Comics this week

Jupiter's Circle Vol 2 #4- One of the problems of a prequel is that everyone knows the ending, so how could you put in excitement for the whole thing? A favorite tactic is to throw a red herring to readers and this seems to the method of choice for writer Mark Millar. Since the beginning of Jupiter Circle, Millar has been doing this but he took it to a whole new level this issue. Simply put, Skyfox's abrupt change of heart makes no sense. This guy kidnapped the Vice-President of the United States of America, and then turned around and rescued the only group of people who are capable of stopping him? What? And Skyfox is supposed to be the smart one in the bunch? That makes no sense!

Ms. Marvel #5- This is fun. Writer G. Willow Wilson has tried from the start to give an unique voice to Ms. Marvel. She has mostly been successful and this issue showed why. Between the Kamala Khan clones, Bruno’s desperate cries for help, the upcoming wedding, fighting blue ninjas all over Jersey; you would think there’s too much going on. In fairness, there were times in this issue when it felt that way but it never went overboard. For that, a lot of the credit has to be given to artist Nico Leon who managed to handle the energy beautifully with art just this side of being totally goofy. Nice, fun issue. 

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