Monday, October 08, 2007

The Order

I just read The Order #3.

It's Matt Fraction's book, so I'm going to support it. Dude's talented on the art front, and putting himself out there on the writing front with this book.

Though I'm not sure why there's no connection between issue #2 and issue #3. I'm confused.

Keeps me reading, though.

Avengers: The Initiative

OK, Avengers: The Initiative kind of snuck up on me, and started not sucking pretty quick. At least enough to keep me reading.

Issue number six is a self-contained one-shot with a twist I didn't see coming.

The issue makes a massive jump in art style -- Steve Uy's art is so anime-like (down to the cell-shaded coloring vibe), that I think I dig it. I'm still deciding.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight

Just read Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #7. Brian K. Vaughan hasn't missed a beat picking up scripting from Joss Whedon. Brilliant. Yay, Faith (/Hope)!


Reading Sub-Mariner #3 and #4. Not bad. I'm along for the ride.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Captain America: The Chosen

I just finished reading Captain America: The Chosen #2.

Interesting. Not enough between issues number one and number two to know what's going on (so far I feel like this six-issue arc should be four or five issues).

And too early to tell if this is something "important", or Chuck Austen.

I like Mitch Breitweiser's art. The story is too minimalist for me at this point to feel one way or another about writer David Morrell.

I can see one way this story could go, and I don't want it to go there.

The Astounding Wolf-Man

I'm reading The Astounding Wolf-Man #3, written by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Jason Howard.

I've been fan of Kirkman's for a while. Even so, his The Astounding Wolf-Man started out a bit slow for me in issue #1. Number two bit me (sorry) in the last panel, and issue three gets smartly complex, with great visuals and composition.

There are some domestic scenes that I'm not sure why I find so compelling; maybe it's because they juxtapose so well with the supernatural backdrop.

Dialogue layout continues to be a little wonky, with a few balloons laid our weirdly so that I'm not sure which to read first. That's a basic that should be fixed, because it yanks me out of story-mode, and into critical mode.

Otherwise, it's a great series so far.