Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quickie Reviews (September 15 2010)

Busy days, busy days... three books to briefly discuss.

The Boys: Highland Laddie #2: So, Joe Tupper is Hughie's father? If not, then the visual allusion is pretty stupid. Really dug Hughie's discussion of himself and interactions with his friends. The flashback to his childhood mystery solving days was funny. The drug shit at the end less so. I assume this mini takes place immediately after "Believe"... the art is fine, but doesn't wow me. [***1/2]

DV8: Gods and Monsters #6: And things get a'rollin'! The pieces are in place, so let the war begin. Kind of like that we're seeing the nastier side of DV8 come through whether everyone wants it to or not. Great art, some really strong dialogue... and finally addressing Gem's powers/problems a little. Good stuff. [****]

The X-Files/30 Days of Night #3: Buying this book for Michelle. Pretty decent, though. I'm still surprised at how well Tom Mandrake fits into the title and depicting Mulder and Scully. [***1/2]