A small week of releases this week, and a good thing too, as the blizzard that crippled the midwest made getting books this week a challenge. So due to the weather, small amount of purchases, and prepping for tonight’s Superbowl, I’m going to just give a few thoughts on this week’s purchases.
Amazing Spider-Man #653-What can I say, it’s nice to see Spider-Man interacting with the rest of the Marvel universe in his own book again. Slott (along with the under-rated Fred Van Lente on scripting) and Caselli make action the name of the game here putting Spidey and his New Avengers crew against Smythe’s Spider-Slayers. Great stuff, and recommended.
Brightest Day #19-I’m beginning to think the only part of the series I really ever enjoy are the Deadman parts. The book still seems on cruise control except for small amounts of progress (which strangely enough coincide with Deadman being around). As for the Aquawar billed on the cover, I’ll just say “meh”. And that last page cliffhanger-I wonder if Peter David is sitting there thinking how familiar it seems and pitying the creative team and how fans will react to it.
Secret Six #30-Hilarious is the only way to describe Bane on a first date, as Simone scripts some of the best lines ever coming out of his (or any man’s for that matter) mouth. I could have read about this for the whole issue without complaint. And while I’m not overly familiar with this (or really any version) of the Doom Patrol (for example, I didn’t know Ambush Bug was hanging with them now) the mini-crossover with them seems to be appropriate and fun. Probably my favorite book of this small week. Highly recommended.
There we have it folks, a couple thoughts on this week’s releases. I’ll see you back here next week, same time, same channel.