Monday, September 23, 2013

Comic Book Reviews for the Week of 9/18/13

Pick of the Week: BloodShot and Hard C.O.R.P.S. #14 (Valiant Comics) Writer Christos Gage & Joshua Dysart/Pencils Emanuela Lupacchino

     Well after a lot of consideration I am back, plus I do enjoy this and it does not take away from the time I put into my art work. Maybe a hour at most to post this blog. I guess you all forgot what Valiant did in the early 90'S? They were a power house, they released books and they ripped through the comic guides and increased in value as fast as a Concorde. Well 17 months since Valiant's relaunch and it shows they are carrying on the tradition of Jim Starlins great upstart when he launched this company. Now Valiant is back and this book was flat out fantastic. This is what a comic book should be, amazing interaction between the cast and good art. This is the combination for success.I actually read a post from someone on Facebook and they said this is one of the best books they read in a while, guess what? They were right, I can not wait for the next issue of this somewhat new title. Great jumping on point for new readers. If you have not picked up Valiant all I can say is C'Mon people, this is how comics should be.

Runner-Up: Aphrodite IX #4 (Top Cow/Image) Matt Hawkins Writer/Stjepan Sejic Art

     I do not want to take away from any other books this week, I may add Infinity #3 and New Avengers #10 which were both tie ins to Marvels big event were amazing, except I can not pass a book like Aphrodite. I remember the classic book back in the 90's by Finch and this surpasses it so far by leaps and bounds. Get this is you are a big sci-fi geek. Also I must tell you to get anything Infinity marked, they might of got beat out this week but so far the event reminds me of what Star Wars was if it was a comic book from the jump.

Also Hot: Batman #23.3 Penguin #1 (D.C. Comics), Justice League America #7.3 (D.C. Comics), Cable and X-Force #14 (Marvel Comics), Infinity #3 (Marvel Comics), New Avengers #10 Infinity Tie-In (Marvel Comics), Superior Carnage #3 (Marvel Comics), Uncanny X-Men #12 (Marvel Comics)

Honorable Mention: Star Wars Dark Times: A Spark Remains pt. 3 (Dark Horse Comics), Batman Detective Comics #23.3 Scarecrow #1 (D.C. Comics), Green Lantern #23.3 Black Hand #1 (D.C. Comics), Superman #23.3 Hel #1 (D.C. Comics), Savage Wolverine #8 (Marvel Comics), Cyber Force #6 (Top Cow/Image), Morning Glories #31 (Image Comics), Harbinger #16 (Valiant Comics), X-O Man O War #17 (Valiant Comics), The Transformers Regeneration One #0 (IDW Publishing)

No, Just No: Justice League #23.3 Dial E #1 (D.C. Comics) I usually do not write about a book that just is toilet paper, but I must. I have been picking up books for about 30 of my 38 years walking this earth and this is the worst book I have ever read. I will actually take my time to write a email to D.C. Comics to actually get a refund, this is not even good enough for toilet paper!

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