Sunday, December 15, 2013

Comic Reviews for the Week of 12/11/13

Pick of the Week: Star Wars #12 (Dark Horse Comics) Brian Wood Writer/Carlos D'Anda Art/Hugh Fleming Cover

     Dark Horse has held the Star Wars comic license for what seems like ages, so when they re-launched Star Wars with the original cast 12 months back I was thrilled just for the original cast to be back in print with new adventures. Brian (DMZ, The Massive) Wood is at the top of his game, writing a continuing story set in between after the battle of Yavin and Empire Strikes Back. It is in my opinion that this is one of the best time periods in the Star Wars mythos. Accompanying Wood's writing is Carlos (Deathblow, Batman Arkham City) D'Anda stylish artwork that fits so good with this book. He captures the whole Star Wars universe like so many could not, he joins the ranks of Archie Goodwin, Cam Kennedy, Jan Duursema & Dave Dorman.

Runner-Up: Unity #2 (Valiant Ent.) Matt (MIND MGT) Kindt Writer/Doug (Judge Dread) Braithwaite

     The original Unity published during Valiant's first go around in the industry is a classic, well the new Unity is becoming a classic already. Great writing and art work keep this action packed storyline going strong.

 Also Hot: Nova #11 (Marvel Comics), Batman #26 (D.C. Comics), Green Lantern Corps #26 (D.C. Comics), Cataclysm Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2 (Marvel Comics), Uncanny X-Men #15 Inhumanity tie-in (Marvel Comics), Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #2 (Dynamite Ent.), G.I. Joe Special Missions #10 (IDW Publishing),

Honorable Mention: Justice League #25 Forever Evil tie-in (D.C. Comics), Justice League of America #10 Forever Evil tie-in (D.C. Comics), Cable & X-Force #17 (Marvel Comics), Wolverine and the X-Men #39 (Marvel Comics), G.I. Joe #11 (IDW Publishing), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Annual (IDW Publishing), Archer & Armstrong #16 (Valiant Ent.), Harbinger #19 (Valiant Ent.)

Not So Much: Great week...Everyone wins, no real stinkers!

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