|Posted by Koutchboom on July 22, 2009 at 12:24 PM|
Sorry this is going to be a short week. I have been moving and what not and did not read that much.
Reviews for comics released on July 15th, 2009:
Story Geoff Johns
Art: Doug Mhnke and Christian Alamy
Story: Geoff Johns
Art: Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert
So begins the greatest adventure involving ring, ever! I do not know shit about Green Lantern and I was not going to start with this. From what I gather, you need to have followed DC from Action Comics #1 up to Blackest Night #8 in order to full appreciate every little thing thrown at you in this summer blockbuster. So how is some schmuck like myself going to enjoy such a major event in the comic universe without having all the back story? Easily, its fucking good.
The prolog story itself is an awesome stand alone story with some outstanding art. You can read that story and fully enjoy and appreciate what it is saying without going any further. While it is essentially a origin story for what I gather is going to be the main bad guy in Blackest Night. You should pick this issue up just because its that good, and does not really get into the greater story and can be understood by anyone.
Blackest Night definitely has its moments where you are not going to understand unless you live and breath Green Lantern. There is a part where Flash and Green just do a roll call of everyone who has ever died in the DC universe, and I had no idea who any of them where. I also did not know Aquaman was dead. Nor did I know that Green Lantern was a gay superhero. Its those little nuances that are there for the fans to really enjoy, and may put some Marvel fans at bay. But I did not find it enough to enjoy the comic.
This is a pretty epic story, and a good introductory book for anyone that has wanted to learn about the Green Lantern. Its got everything from God Creatures fighting to Zombies taking over the world. Help us Ryan Reynolds Kenobi; you are our only hope!
9 secret decoder rings out of 10
Story: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art: Giancarlo Caracuzzo
10 Not Another Zombie Movie out of 10.
I wish I could just say that, but my editor wants more. Here is the deal, while DC the world is going to shit in a purse and Zombies are taking over the world via their use of dead super people, Last Resort is a more localized Zombie tale.
This is the start to a great hard R Zombie movie. Multiple characters, nudity, stereotypes and violence. This is not going to be the most original Zombie tale to come out this week, but it sure was a lot of fun. Also there was such much happening in this issue it was hard to keep up. Look at that cover, everyone in that pic gets their five minutes to get fleshed out.
I cannot wait for the next issue of this, which I should probably start a poll to see who we think turns into a Zombie first or who dies first. If you like Zombie tales own this.
Story: G. Willow Wilson
Art: M.K. Perker
Ok so that one shot off shoot fucked me. Took me a minute to get on track as too what was happening in the world of Sky One. But once I realized where I was everything was back to good. Blythe is still confused about this new world she got herself into and who to trust and what to do, and I do not think she made the smartest decision in this book. My one problem with the amazing art we have seen through this whole series is that the two guys look the same, just one has short hair. So if you are having a hard time deciding between which fantasy comic you should pick up about a female pilot, pick this up not Ignition City.
Story: Daniel Way
Art: Paco Medina
While is had the same ending as Green Latern #43, it was still awesome and hopefully that event signifies the end of Deadpool's involvement with Dark Reign. He is going to become a pirate now. I found it hilarious that they turned Bullseye and Deadpool's relationship into a romance that would never work due to one of the characters short comings. I hope they can keep this standard up since it is has been awesome the past couple of issues.
Story: Greg Pak
Art: Leonardo Manco
Not impressed by this summer blockbuster? This is the most badass, explosive filled, action packed summer movie never made. War Machine is a fucking animal!
Awesome thing of the week:
Probably the coolest mask I've seen since the Jar Jar Mask.
Hopes For Next Week:
Story: Eric Powell, Brandon Small
Art: Eric Powell
Story: Mario Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez
Art: Gilbert Hernandez
I may or may not be here for the next two weeks. I'll be busy moving next week then honeymoon in Hawaii week after that. So visit your local comic shop damnit!
Categories: Comic Reviews