Over the months I have found people vary considerably in their loyalty to heroes, companies and creators. There has been an underlying tone that DC is more violent and serious than Marvel for a number of years. This may apply to some DC series but I think it equally applies to some Marvel books too. However recently I have really enjoyed many a Marvel book, and I only seem to enjoy a few DC ones. You can easily see which ones, because I review them. This week I am less enthusiastic about DC because I only really enjoyed Batman and Robin. Batman is a must pull because it is important but I did not overly enjoy it, however it is important as a stepping stone to a world without Damien. I may be a little too critical of DC, because there were only three Marvel books on the list too!
Just visually incredible. Its a silent issue but the pages speak volumes. Panel after panel, tear after tear, crushing.
This is a book about Harper. She was there a few issues back helping Batman and she is at it again. There are strong odds that she will be the new Robin, and this book sets that up. I find it too much too soon, and the change in artist halfway, frustrates me again, despite it being Alex Maleev.
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It is good to see Tan Eng Huat back on the book as I like the manic look to Legion. A good start to the new arc with the development of the Blindfold and David’s relationship. Unsurprisingly there are some crazy religious cultists to deal with and a special appearance by SWORD!
I really enjoyed this issue because finally the balance between background story and plot is perfect. The character development leads to realistic actions in the arena, a pay off to the work put into the superheroes at last.
Nowhere Men #4
There are few books as cool as this. A great science fiction plot interlinked with side stories of conspiracy and jealousy. If that was not enough, the arc is simple but expressive. There are excellent inserts into the comic that gives us a feel for the era it is set. These include the reader’s end of year science awards and two pages of fiction describing the breakdown of World Corp. Just a wonderfully intriguing story.
Ryan Browne takes on the mammoth task as the artist replacing Nick Pitarra. The book’s story is as crazy as Hickman’s Oppenheimer himself, and Ryan keeps the essence of the book alive, with a little help from Bellaire’s great colouring.
I think this is a BPRD spin off book, created by Mike Mignola, but I have never read that book so I am a little unsure. Its an intriguing story and Jason Latour captures the wartime environment incredibly well. A really enjoyable first issue of a double parter.