Well, it's Wednesday, and the comics have been read, and boy were there a lot of them. This was a good week for interesting covers, and I made a lot of purchases I usually wouldn't, based only on the cover art. Let's have a look at this weeks catch.

AIR #1
This is a good book. The concept is very intriguing, and the main characters really draw you in and make you care about the goings on in their life. My only complaint is that the storyline seems rushed. I think this issue could have stand to be turned into two issues, and have the situations explained in a bit more detail. But, the fast pacing works well to illustrate the mental state of the main character, Blythe. I'd definitely recommend grabbing it if you're looking for a new series to get into.

I've picked up one or two issues of this series in the past, but they've never really done much for me. After reading this issue I realized that a lot of it had to do with the patricular team-ups in each issue. This one features Superman and Catwoman, and it couldn't be more fun. The characters play well off of one another, with Superman showing his common aversion to sexual contact with women and Catwoman, well, being Catwoman all the time.

The cover to this book is fantastic. I've picked up the MAX line of Punisher before, but it's never really captivated me. This book, however, is fantastic all the way through. Gregg Hurwitz writes a perfect Frank Castle.

ROBIN #177
Another impulse buy based on the cover. I've never bought an issue of Robin because, well, I've always thought Robin sucked. Don't hold it against me, I was raised in an era that brought us Batman Forever. But, I'm a sucker for that Red Robin costume. And, it turns out this series is really good. Robin succeeds in kicking a lot of people in various body parts. Not to mention that it further supports my theory that Batman is really Carol Brady.

So there I was, browsing the new comics, when what should I find? Why, just the scariest cover I think I've ever seen on a comic book. There's just something about this mini-JLA with their shiny midget faces and giant mouths that sends a chill down my spine. Naturally, I had to buy it. And well, the writer totally called me out on it. The Mikes Green and Johnson are two very clever dudes. Well played.

Wow. Worst art ever. I think I officially give up on X-Factor.

This, however was pretty fantastic, except the end. The end I believe to be stolen directly from an episode of Lizzie McGuire.


Pj Perez said...

I guess I'm the only person in the world who likes Larry Stroman's art?

Admittedly, I liked it better 15 ... 16 years ago when he first paired up with Peter David on X-Factor, but at least it's something dramatic and distinctive, and not just a book full of redrawn magazine photos or superheroic poses.

Just sayin'. :)

Ryan said...

I dunno, his art just kind of highlights everything I don't like in my comic art. I'm sure he's got some good work out there, but this certainly isn't it.

But, that's just my opinion.