Sunday, May 30, 2010

Deadshot's Bullet Reviews Week of May 26th.

I am back with a handful of reviews that are mostly positive this week. I must be in a good mood! Now on with the reviews....

Keirion Gillen, Doug Braithwaite

The Siege is over and the Heroic Age has begun in the Marvel universe. All is happy and shining once again except for those poor Agardians who have had their home destroyed. This issue serves as a wrap-up for the events of Siege and starts laying the foundation for where the book will go next. The last piece of business to attend to before closing the door on this dark chapter of Marvel history? Beating the snot out of Ragnarok (or Clor as I like to call him). A solid tie-up stand-alone issue.
4 out of 5 bullets.

Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #2
Grant Morrison/Frazer Irving

The table is set. The guests have arrived. Thanksgiving. Or...this is the second issue of Grant Morrison's epic(?) Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne mini-series. Picking up where last issue left off (except with a different artist), Bruce fights the KRAKEN! Okay, maybe not THE kraken but a kraken-like creature. Most of the issue sees Bruce playing the part of Brother Mordecai, Witch Hunter. Pretty standard witch trials type story and at the end Bruce quantum leaps to his next issue: Bat-pirates of the Carribean. Still not really feeling this story but if you are a Morrison or Bruce Wayne Batman fan, then this book is for you.
3 out of 5 bullets.

The Guild #3
Felicia Day/Jim Rugg

This final issue offers more the same from the first two issues which is a good thing. It's written by the writer/creator of the Guild web-series, Felicia Day so if you are a fan of that series, you owe it to yourself to pick up this book or the collected trade (its only 3 issues) when it becomes available. This final issue sees the official formation of the Knights of Good as well as a resolution to poor Cyd's love life with Trevor of the Randy Bards!
4 out of 5 bullets.

Superman: War of the Supermen #4
James Robinson, Sterling Gates/Eddy Barrows

It seems like I say this every week but...."It all comes down to this!!" New Krypton is no more and General Lane's plan comes face to fist with General Zod's mad desire to lay the smack down on earth. Believe me, if it is up to him, there will be lots of kneeling involved. Basically, this final issue of the month long mini wraps up the entire New Krypton saga that has been brewing for a number of years in the Super titles. If you like the big epic confrontation style books, then this one is for you. My one complaint is that I thought this part of the conflict (the actual war) should have gone on longer.
4 out of 5 bullets.

Justice League Generation Lost #2

Keith Giffen, Judd Winick/Joe Bennett

Max Lord is back and no one knows because no one remembers him except our Super Buddies Booster Gold, Fire, Ice and Captain Atom. The quartet attempt to get the first string DC heroes of what has happened only to be dismissed or abused by those they consider friends. Top that all off, they are systematically being discredited to make things worse. Giffen and Winick are serving up a familiar story but in an entertaining fashion. It does feel a little like Countdown to Infinite Crisis though. If you like JLI or Booster Gold pick this one up.
4 out of 5 bullets.

Wolverine Weapon X #13
Jason Aaron/Ron Garney

The war against the Deathloks continue as Wolverine and company attempt to find out what is causing all the Deathloks to appear and how they can stop them. However, the Deathloks seem to have a problem with being stopped and are prepared to screw up the timeline to prevent it. A fun story so far and I am looking forward to the rest of the arc.
4 out of 5 bullets.

1 comment:

  1. I've really got to catch up on the Superman stuff! I haven't started the Last Stand stuff yet! Just got added to the pile I guess...

    Thor was a solid epilogue issue, and Jusatice League: Generation Lost is probably my favorite of the "Brightest Day" stories!