Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quickie Reviews (August 18 2010)

Goddamn, I hate that 'Heroic Age' banner. Good thing initial storyarcs are ending soon and we can all forget those banners ever existed. I've got two of them in this quickie bunch of books. (And, by bunch, I mean three... three books.)

DV8: Gods and Monsters #5: In some ways, Brian Wood is continuing the grand DV8 tradition by writing characters you kind of wish would get killed. Unlikable, mean, cruel, selfish fucking pricks. Still enjoying the book and getting a better idea of the larger picture. I don't have a lot to say beyond I like this. [****]

New Avengers #3: Wow, that Spider-Man/Thing discussion was certainly involved... entertaining, though. Bendis does some metacommentary with Spider-Man standing in for the fans. Victoria Hand gets a nice moment. The reveal at the end is... well, let's see the explanation before calling it crap. But, right now, it seems kind of crap. All that plus Stuart Immonen! [****]

Secret Avengers #4: Nova gets written off, Steve finds out about Nick Fury, the bad guys are defeated, and... well, Steve Rogers as Nova fighting against a possessed Nova was pretty cool. Other than that, though, something was missing here. I can't explain what, it's one of those intangibles. 'Something' wasn't there and the book was lacking for it. [***1/2]