From the Pull List: September 26th 2018
This weeks books, I’ll review them in the comments after I read them:
- The Punisher #2
- Jessica Jones – Marvel Digital Original #3
- Heroes in Crisis #1
- Amazing Spider-Man #6
- Doomsday Clock #7
- Old Man Hawkeye #9 (of 12)
- The Realm #9
- X-O Manowar #19
The Punisher #2 I really wasn’t going to continue this book after the first one, but I decided to check it out further. Written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Szymon Kudranski is really well done. The pacing of the story is brilliant and it really has a cinematic feel to it with the way we are viewing the story almost as a spectator from other people’s eyes rather than from the point of view from Frank Castle. The thing that really gets me though, (In a bad way) is the cheap photo backgrounds. I just despise it. It is lazy and jaring from the work done. they really need to stop doing this as that alone was the major factor why I might drop the book.
Jessica Jones – Marvel Digital Original #3 was absolutely amazing! Kelly Thompson keep this up! While the 3 part of this story didn’t feel as strong as the other two, it wraps it up nicely. Mattia De Lulis’s artwork is breathtaking! I really enjoyed this book. The second part they switch artists. Marcio Takara takes over and I really felt disjointed. I’ve seen their work before but this felt too stylized. It was just kinda jarring to jump from the one artist to the other. Still the story was really entertaining centred around the birthday of Jessica and Luke’s kid and all the mishaps that take place. Kinda funny with the obvious Savage Dragon scene in the book, but the cliffhanger at the end was a nice touch. Something about this story made me think back on how Invincible used to be.
Heroes in Crisis #1 I have to say this, I’ve never really like Booster Gold at all, but I fell in love with the character with the story that happened recently in Batman. Then once again in Heroes in Crisis. Tom King does an amazing job and really fleshes out each character. Top that off with such amazing artwork from Clay Mann. The fact that we are led to believe that Booster Gold lost control and killed all of those characters at the end is a great hook. Did he, or didn’t he, we’ll have to see.
Amazing Spider-Man #6 the classic plot lines with a darker edge really sell this book. Nick Spencer does a great job at it. This really has a feeling of how comics were done in the days of yore yet modernizing the dialogue and adding in that darker element. This is where they switch artists and while my initial draw to the book was to fill the void of where Invincible left off, I’m not a big fan of the art by Humberto Ramos. It might work for some people, but it does get the job done.
Doomsday Clock #7 always has such a long wait in between issues. That’s the worst part about this book, as you almost forget what has happened so far. The story is still strong and still maintains that Watchman feel by Geoff Johns. Even more so the artwork really plays a nice homage to the original series, especially with the little hatch marks to emphasize shape by Gary Frank. This story is steadily trekking along and now that we finally get a glimpse of the future we will find out when worlds collide how Superman and Dr. Manhattan are going to clash. Will it be the end of a universe?
Old Man Hawkeye #9 (of 12) is a great story. We are really getting closer to the end. Such an epic battle between Bullseye and Hawkeye. The fact that Bullseye feels cheated in his battle when his Deathlok Tech discovers that Clint is going blind is a nice touch, as it is obvious that Bullseye has felt that the future world poses no challenges and he no longer feels alive. Ethan Sacks has really done a great job with this story. I tip my hat to you good sir, keep up the good work. The visual storytelling in each panel is amazing by Marco Checchetto.
The Realm #9 is still good, though I really dislike this whole… the one kinda thing again. Like the main character has some aspect of some demon or god-like ability that he has not learned to fully utilize that once he does he will be an unstoppable force. Still, I’m enjoying this book as we continue along by Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun.
X-O Manowar #19 Loved it! A great new start into the next story arch with Aric back on earth, the difficulties with his relationship that are only shown visually was brilliant. The further insight into Capshaw’s life was a nice touch and helps flesh out the character aside from being a female Nick Fury of the Valiant Universe. Matt Kindt is doing a great job with this story and the art by Juan Jose Ryp is top notch. I think special mention should be brought to Andrew Dalhouse for such spectacular colour work.