Comic Book Reviews
I usually don't have much to talk about on the first week of the month, but it wasn't too bad this week for a change!
Aquaman and the Others #2
For some reason, the name of this book just cracks me up. It's like the first season of Gilligan's island, where they referred to Maryanne and the Professor as "the Rest". It's...and okay book I guess, but it isn't really floating my boat.
I just really don't care about these people very much.
Thank God, this incredibly long and tedious storyline finally came to an end. I think that the concept wasn't terrible, but man...it just went on and on and on and on and on...well, you get the idea.
We finally have a more or less happy ending, with Fairy Godmother getting her wits and her powers back. Cinderella does cool things and kicks a lot of people Snow White also helps out, as do the cubs, the bit where they have all the rats/mice going over the balcony to their deaths like lemmings was actually mildly amusing. And having Brandish framed for instigating this, will no doubt lead to the showdown between Snow and Rose over in Fables.
Fairest has been hot and cold for me. There have been several very very good stories, interspersed with less than riveting ones, like the whole Rapunzel story and this one. If they had made this a three or four parter, I think that it would have been vastly improved.
Green Lantern #31
Loki, Agent of Asgard #4
God, I do love this book.
Sigurd shows up, in all of his vainglory and swaggery, looking for his sword again. He apparently even kills Loki to get it...but that's just a bluff. Naturally. Sigurd does go off to find some evil Black Magic guru type, with whom he makes a deal, but since Sigurd isn't really very bright, it turns out to be Mephisto in disguise. But that's ok, because it turns out that Loki isn't dead,and he manages to trick Mephisto.
However, Loki shouldn't get too cocky, since Mephisto has also figured out that this Loki isn't the same as baby Loki. Of course so do the Young Avengers. So, he takes Sigurd back to Asgard, and he's locked up. The All-Mothers, seem to be acting rather...strangely lately. insisting that any Asgardian who is roaming around Midgard be brought back home...forceably if necessary. Even Gaia and Idunn are wondering what is going on. Probably a plot on the part of evil old Loki.
The best part is the last page, where Loki gets Verity, Lorelei and Thor together and plans a prison break.
I love this book!
And speaking of really good books...this is right up there as well. Last issue, Doom showed up and hauled poor Kristoff back to Latveria. This makes Jennifer mad,and she wonders how far she should go when it comes to protecting her clients interests. So she goes off to San Francisco and meets up with Daredevil for a bit of advice.
The scenes with her and Matt are just fun. There is also the problem that she's been paid in Latverian money,whcih the treasury has confiscated. But naturally, she does go to Latveria and beats up a bunch of Doombots,..again naturally, and finally has a heart to heart talk with Doom and Kristoff, and it all ends more or less happily...but with a twist.
Marvel is actually putting out some amazingly fun books lately. I wish that DC would steal THOSE sort of ideas instead of all the crappy ones.
Ms Marvel 1-3
After reading all of the glowing recommendations about this book, I finally bit the bullet and went out and got the first three issues, to see what all the hoopla was about. And it is true. This is an amazing book. Heartfelt, and fun, and interesting, dammit! Great art, and great writing, and strong and appealing characters...what's not to like?
So...a pretty darned good beginning to the month!