So… yeah

Well i haven’t been posting here for a while due to working on a bunch of different projects at once. Which is not easy but still pretty fun i think. I have been writing weekly comic reviews for fanboybuzz.com and working on a backup story for A Ghoul Named Gus. 

Any who i will start posting links to my reviews on fanboybuzz. Lets start off with my most recent one Young Avengers #1. 

http://www.fanboybuzz.com/2013/01/young-avengers-1/

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Comic Reviews week of 6/21/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All right time for my weekly picks for comics, First however a disclaimer. What i’m reviewing is but a small portion of the weekly books i actually read. I have previously tried to review everything i  read and it always felt odd. Plus its a pain in the ass so these are the books that I feel represent the best out of what was released this week.  My hope is that this format flows more naturally and if it works out future weeks will follow in suit. If it doesn’t work out i will try a different take and go from there.

Ok so first up this week is… Saga #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t get in to Saga at its launch something i’m regretting now. The book is really quite good and the art and story shine through in every issue.  One of the things i like best about it is that it seems to transcend genres while being a unique blend of several different ones. Sci-Fi? check. Supernatural? check. Drama? Check. i’m even willing to throw a little bit of western in there. Issue #4 has great pacing and deals with some really tender subject matter. I don’t see this series losing momentum any time soon so check it out if you haven’t yet.

Saga #4  scored 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Up next… Rebel Blood #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebel Blood brought a strikingly fresh approach to the Zombie apocalypse with it at the beginning. While each issue had our protagonist go up against seemingly unending  intelligent hordes of the undead, something always felt a bit off. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until this issue.  It’s the ending that makes what happened previously feel rather pointless. Calling it unoriginal would be an understatement. This has been done in countless movies and TV shows and of course other comics. The book got off to such a strong start and that is what makes the ending so sad.  When something works so hard against itself and what it tried to set up it feels like there was no purpose to any of it. I try to keep what originally made me like the book in mind but it’s hard.

Rebel Blood #4 scores 3 out of 5.

 

Up next Venom #19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since it’s relaunch Venom has been one of the better Marvel books. While being mostly self contained it has crossed over in to a few other books and vice versa. Although the best stuff comes when its just Flash and the symbiote in my opinion. Things in Flash’s life have been quickly deteriorating as of late. While he may be very good at being Venom he is even better at making enemies. The “Savage Six” arc is the culmination of all Venom’s troubles he is literally on the verge of losing everything that means anything to him.

Venom #19 scores  4 out of 5.

 

Honorable Mention

Secret Avengers #28

Dark Avengers #176

Green Lantern Corps #10