Weekly Reviews

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A pretty light week for books.  Here’s the reviews for this weeks comics.

Monthly Comics

Avengers Prime #1 – It’s moments after the end of Siege and Thor, Iron Man, and Steve Rogers must deal with the aftermath.  But before they can get to that they’re dragged through a portal to one of the nine realms.  This has potential for being a great series that focuses on the heart of the Avengers.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Brightest Day #3 – DC continues to up the mystery of the returned heroes and villains as all the various story lines continue to move forward.  So far so good.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers #3 – The four issue mini series continues as the Nazis mount their offensive against Wakanda and the Howling Commandos attack the Nazis.  A fantastic mini series that you should definitely pick up.  It throws off the pc shackles and says what needs to be said in a great piece of retro Marvel history.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.5

Demo #5 – Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan continue their slice of life story telling involving people with different abilities.  The limited series has been nothing but top notch and this issue is no exception.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

Frankencastle #17 – We’re in transition to the next chapter of Frank Castle’s life as an undead version of the Punisher.  He’s looking to take revenge on those who’ve wronged him bringing the series more in line with the Punisher we know and love.  The Monster Squad is still part of the picture and we can expect for the classic Punisher to be coming along at some point, but for now this will do, even though it feels like a goofy knock off.

Story: 7 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.25

Irredeemable #14 – The team is captured as this issue focuses on Gil and a bit more about his past.  Mark Waid continues to brilliantly deconstruct the super hero mythos.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8 Overall: 8

iZombie #2 – When this series debuted I felt it was quirky, odd and fun.  The second issue keeps that up as the vampire killer mystery continues and Gwen must deal with the memories flooding to her from her latest meal.  This is a very entertaining series that has a great sense of what it is.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

The Thanos Imperative #1 – Realm of Kings was overall pretty blah.  However, we needed it to get where we’re at for The Thanos Imperative.  The cancerverse has started to inch into our world and it’s first mission is to snuff out Death’s avatar.  It’s a great concept and brings back the epic feel of previous Marvel cosmic epics.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #9 – This is definitely the weakest issue in a while as Moon Knight teams up with Spider-Man to take on Sandman.  The art seems off, the dialogue, just everything.  I feel like they just through something together to just hold us over until the next issue where Moon Knight’s role with the Secret Avengers is explored.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5