Friday, May 11, 2012

Comics at the Table for 5.9.12

As promised in this week's episode, here's my contribution to Comics at the Table!

Avengers Assemble #3 - still can't put my name on this one. The lsat page felt like a total cheat and putting it up against other movie jumping on points like Mighty Thor, Invincible Iron Man, and Captain America, it seems like it falls that much shorter.

Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes #2 - cool new direction for Chaos War and Mighty Avengers artist Khoi Pham in the main story. I also tried out Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-man by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton and had a great time reading it. On top of that, I love that they're working in other elements of the Disney XD Marvel Universe block like Marvel Mash-Ups.

Avenging Spider-man #7 - as Cody mentioned, the only thing that could have made this issue even better would be if it were written by She-Hulk and Amazing Spider-man writer Dan Slott.

Batman & Robin #9 - just to prove a point, I almost want to drop Batman, to show all the people that can't stop talking about it that Batman & Robin can also provide all of the Bat-book you need. Luckily, we don't live in a world where such choices need be made.

Fatale #5 - great ending to the first story arc. Felt a lot like the conclusion to the first volume of American Vampire, in a good way.

Mystery in Space #1 - huge book, and a great value, even with the $7.99 price tag, but not my cup of tea for the most part. Ming Doyle's story did rise above the rest though.

Spider-man Season One OGN - didn't hit any beat that wasn't also covered by the Spider-man: Parallel Lives graphic novel reprint, also from this week, and Parallel Lives was all that and a whole lot more. This one also touched another pet-peave of mine, creating a new Daily Bugle reporter (or S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, for that matter) when there are already dozens to choose from.

Takio #1 - great return for a great all ages series. My favorite part was that co-creator Olivia Bendis did the No Life section in the letters column. A fresh new perspective.

X-Men Legacy #266 - much better than last week's Avengers Academy #29, except for the jarring recap on page two. I've been expecting to see more of these kinds of interactions from the AvX tie-ins.

Get Jiro OGN - coming in July from Vertigo, co-created and co-written by chef Anthony Bourdain. Like with Batman: Death by Design, I'm not at liberty to say too much, but I will say that the best part was the art, which reminded me a lot of Seth Fisher.

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