Friday, July 30, 2010

CBR Review: First Wave #3

I recently reviewed First Wave #3 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "I’m not entirely sure what Brian Azzarello is up to in First Wave. The mini-series is halfway over and it’s not completely clear what the plot is. There are lots of smaller plots involving the various pulp and pulpy superhero characters, but what they add up to and have in common is still a mystery for the most part. Yet, that doesn’t concern me, because Azzarello is clearly weaving a web of plots that show signs of converging soon, possibly in Hidalgo. But, why and what exactly is going on haven’t been explained. It’s an interesting slow build as it works against expectations and how these stories are usually structured. The pacing and build feel more organic and smooth here, lacking the usual ham-fisted manner of throwing a bunch of characters together."

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