Friday, August 01, 2008

Weekly Comic Reviews for July 30th, 2008

First up, congrats to the Re-Evolution team for winning the Zuda Invitational. Though to be honest, I was hoping for the Araknid Kid or Spudman. Oh well. :)

Four books to review this week including X-Factor from a couple weeks back and last week's She-Hulk. So let's get to it.

Skaar: Son of Hulk #2 -- I still find Pak's writing a little choppy at times where I have to go back and forth between some panels to see how we jump from one scene to another. And Garney's art, the no ink style at least, still isn't working perfectly for me (it seems to work sometimes but other times I think it needs to be cleaner). I'm still enjoying the overall story but I just think the execution could be a little cleaner. I recommend checking it out but I'm not entirely sold on it just yet.

X-Factor #33 -- I really liked Peter David's writing here, he seems to be right in his element. The flow was good, the dialogue seemed bang on, and despite not having read this series before I was able to jump right in for the most part. On the downside, the art really didn't work for me. Some characters just look too distorted and when She-Hulk makes her appearance she's way too "jagged", it looks like she has claws. But still a fun book and it really got me hooked for the crossover.

She-Hulk #31 -- It's odd but I actually thought Peter David's writing was stronger in the X-Factor issue. Not that this one was bad or anything, I just thought X-Factor was the better written of the two. Though I don't think the flashing back and forth to bring readers up to speed on what exactly was going on helped too much here. The art was a bit of a mix for me. I thought it was nicely drawn but I don't know if I liked the light inking/outlines of the characters, for some of them it made it seem like they had a glow about them. And is it just me or did it seem like Multiple Man was shrinking when he multiplied to tackle She-Hulk? He looked smaller than her leg. It was an enjoyable issue but not the strongest of this crossover.

Comic Book Comics #2 -- I don't really have much to say on this one. It's a fun glossing over of the history of comics. Obviously there will be stuff that is missed and people's recollection of events change but for comic fans it's interesting to see how some things tie together. And with the next issue we get into the Dr Wertham/Comics Code Authority stuff. If you know your comic history there won't be much new but it's still an interesting book if you're looking for something to read.

So that's it for this week. Today is my last day of work before a two week vacation. I'm looking forward to getting some non-comic book reading done over those two weeks (as well as some more comic book reading of course). But I won't be going anywhere so the blog posts will continue (at least as much as they currently continue).


1 comment:

David Gallaher said...

Enjoy the time off :-)