Every week I do a column full of comic book reviews as I’ve done since March 2003 and currently published at Comic Book Resources. Then, after the reviews post, I try to come over to Komplicated and expand on the thoughts and ideas listed there. Why talk about stuff at some other site? Oh, like you’ve never done any private projects when you’re at work! Sometimes things get profound, sometimes it’s gibberish, but it’s always about comics … let’s see what we get this week!
What? This week’s reviews …
HARD TIME ON ASGARD HIGH: it was hard to not get Invincible Iron Man this week, as the art still made me feel like everything was all right. However, the crossover seems to have stretched Matt Fraction’s writing talents thin, which I used to call Chuck Dixon Syndrome, back when he was writing seventy four titles for each publisher. Like a pipe, writing talent has so much capacity, and if you try to push more through than it can handle (too many issues per month) things can break down. I’m super tepid on Fear Itself in general.
MILLARD FILLMORE: Yes, reading fewer DC books before the New 52 hits. Finding the few “endings” I’ve read to be sad and unsatisfying.
COLLOSONAUT: If I was gonna come up with a Kirby styled story, I’d name it Collosonaut. However, the “solution” from Cyttorak was — in a word — embarrassing. That was surely more Juggulus. I just like writing those two mashed-up terms. Boot bat.
TEEN FORCE: I’m often left cold by the pathos of adolescent characters, due to my own latter-day realizations of the unimportance of much of what they gripe about. However, Loki’s struggle between who he is and what he has to do is simply compelling to observe, and I’ve never seen Kieron Gillen work a character like that. Engrossing.
To see Avengers Academy (which is very often inches from the mark and might be a regular in more lush economic climates) hang in there with Fables … that’s one satisfying week of comics.
THAT’S THE NEWS, AND I AM OUTTA HERE: Really enjoying #whodwin Wednesdays, but otherwise just doing the thing. See you next week.
Playing (Music): “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele
[Source: Comic Book Resources]