As I mentioned in another post, I recently went on vacation and spent much of the time watching movies and reading comics. Since I’ve already written about a few of the movies I saw, I figure it’s time to talk comic books. So here are a few reviews of some of the comic books I read while I was on vacation.
Written by Dan Abnett
Art by Stjepan Sejic and Steve Wands
Published by DC Comics
Aquaman #26 brings us deeper into the new status quo of this series. After the events of the last couple of issues, Aquaman is now am Atlantean urban legend, and a sort of vigilante. This issue also gives us a number of viewpoints on how the new situation in Atlantis is affecting others.
For the most part, I love what writer Dan Abnett and artist Stjepan Sejic are doing on this book. Aquaman’s series feels like an epic saga unfolding before our eyes, and I don’t think that’s happened since the Peter David days two decades ago.
However, I feel like things are happening way too fast. It’s only been two issues since Aquaman lost the throne, and he’s already a legend to his people? How much time exactly has gone by?
Because everything else going on is so damn good, I wish Arthur’s story had a little more time to brew. I still say it would have been better if Aquaman had disappeared entirely from the book for at least 4 months. Even so, this book is usually near the top of my reading pile every month.
Aquaman #26 score: B
Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Ryan Ottley
Published by Image Comics
The nae of the final Invincible saga is “THE END OF ALL THINGS,” and they’re not joking. Part Six was a punch to the gut! This was one of the bloodiest issues so far in this story arc, and believe it or not, we’re only halfway through this story!
Invincible #138 score: A-
Written by: Brian Wood
Art by: Marco Turini
Published by: Titan Comics
I must admit, Robotech is a series I’m not very familiar with, although I’ve seen some episodes of the classic “The Macross Saga.” However, when I saw the first issue of the new Titan Comics series, I had to pick it up.
Brian Wood is writing this title, so you know you’re in good hands in the writing departmen. The art style by Marco Turini has a lot of detail, and it gives all the characters an extra bit of personality.
There are a lot of similarities between Robotech #1 and the first episode of “The Macross Saga,” but there are differences as well. I’m not sure where Brian Wood is going with this series yet, but I’ll stick around for a while.
Robothech #1 score: B
Written by: Matteo Pizzolo
Art by: Amancay Nahuelpan
Published by: Black Mask Comics
Calexit is the story of secession and revolution. After a recent election, California has seceded from the rest of the United States over a number of issues. Now there are Homeland Security troops making the rounds looking for illegal immigrants and anyone they deem a traitor. One particular person they are after is Zora, the main protagonist in this series.
I’m kinda conflicted here because I heard a lot of good things about Calexit. Maybe the problem is that I was foolishly hoping Calexit would be a form of “What If” escapism from the real world, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. Too many things in Calexit #1 are based in current events, and if I wanted more of that, I might as well just watch the news.
Calexit #1 score: C-