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Here’s this week’s reviews of the comics piling up in our long box.  Which ones were worth the money and which aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on?  Find out below!

Monthly Comics

Atlas #5 – Five issues and that’s all she wrote.  Another series staring this team down the drain as good writing just couldn’t find an audience.  There’s a lot crammed into this issue with a lot of text taking place to speed up the pace.  I’m sad to see this series go, as it really was high quality.

Story: 8 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8

Avengers: Prime #3 – Thor does battle and Rogers finds Stark.  We’re still not told exactly what’s going on or where our heroes are, but the story is fairly interesting and entertaining.

Story: 7 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7

Captain America #610 – While the end to Bucky’s fight with Zemo is predictable and somewhat weak, there’s a point to it, and it’s just a fraction of Brubaker’s bigger, master plan.  When taken as a whole, this story arc will be a a key piece and one that needed to be told.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.75

Captain America: Patriot #2 – It’s the second issue and it keeps up the quality of the first.  We get glimpses of how tough it is to fill Captain America’s boots as Jeff the third one to take the role does his best.  The interaction and writing is fantastic and art top notch.  this is a must buy and contender for limited series of the year.

Story: 9.25 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9.25

Casanova #3 – It’s another trippy issue of the kinetic and crazy spy adventure.  It’s a comic you have to pay attention to or you’ll miss what’s going on.  The art is entertaining and story just fun and whacked.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

Chew #14 – I just love this series.  It’s so much fun, so entertaining.  The art, writing, characters, everything is creative and puts a smile on your face.  This is definitely a must read month after month and should be on everybody’s pull list.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Franken-Castle #21 – I’ve hated the Franken-Castle storyline and this issue sees the end of that in a bit convoluted way (he’s still hurt, look time passes and he’s healed!).  The issue for the most part is just bad, but the preview pages of what’s to come next look fantastic.  This is night and day from the same writer.

Story: 6.25 Art: 6.25 Overall: 6.25

Lady Death Premiere – The comic was free and entertaining.  It’s kind of hard to have any issues with that.

Story: 7 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.75

Morning Glories #1 – I generally get what the big deal about this new series is, but ok.  Not sure how well it’ll hold up in the long run, but I’ll give it a shot.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Namor: The First Mutant #2 – There’s a lot I want to like in this series, but at the same time, something just seems off.  Namor must rally his troops for the impending onslaught of the underwater vampires.  There’s so much potential here, but it doesn’t quite have the oomph yet.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

1 Month 2 Live #5 – The first and last issues of this limited series are what we should of gotten in a comic that explores what a person will do if they had super powers and one month to live.  The final issue comes off as a “very special episode” and the art isn’t up to snuff.  Overall, I wish I saved the $15.

Story: 6.25 Art: 6 Overall: 6.25

Secret Warriors #20 – While a lot of the Marvel universe is puppy dogs and rainbows, this gritty series gives us the darker side of the universe.  Leviathan and Hydra have upped their attacks against teach other and Fury has decided he’s the one that’s going to put an end to it.  This isn’t a simple read, this series is an epic dance and one you should be reading.

Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 9

X-Men: Legacy #240 – The battle with the Children of the Vault continues.  The story is entertaining, but something just seems to be missing.   I generally like the plot and story, but at the same time, there’s nothing here that’ll make it memorable.

Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7.5

X-Men vs. Vampires – Out of all of the offshoots involved in this mini X-Men event, this one is so far the best.  It’s like most of the short stories put out with four short stories and all of them are really good and all have decent to good art.  It’s stand alone and you don’t need to know much.  I really recommend this one.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Graphic Novel

De: Tales – See the extended review later this week.