Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Quick Reviews

Fables #29
by Bill Willingham, Tony Akins & Jimmy Palmiotti
Okay, so this two parter wasn't the greatest Fables story, but c'mon: it has Frankenstein vs. the Wolfman, evil Nazis, and even a flying monkey librarian! Willingham also does a good job in presenting Dog Company as an outfit that could have walked right out of DC's war comics of the 70's. While the fill-in art by Akins & Palmiotti won't make us forget Buckingham anytime soon, it's pretty good in its own right and works well with the story. In all, a fun, light read.
Rating: 3 (of 5)

H-E-R-O #20
by Will Pfeifer, Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger
Under its original concept--a quasi-anthology format with the H-dial going from person to person--this book fared much better. But now that Pfeifer is wrapping things up by bringing in an uber-plot, it's not as fun or interesting. I suspect that if this book had been allowed the time to develop properly the plot would have been doled out it bits and peices, and the explosive end we're experiencing wouldn've resonated much more. As it is, it feels like we're reaching the endgame too fast.
Rating: 2.5 (of 5)

Uncanny X-Men #449
by Chris Claremont, Olivier Coipel & Scott Hanna
i often skip over the summary page at the beginning of Marvel comics, but this time I read it, just to see if my memory of the previous issue as being fairly inane was accurate. It was. Which didn't exacly bode well for this issue, which pulls plot points seemingly from Wolverine's butt and barrels towards a nonsensical conclusion. Only Copiel's art saves this from being a complete disaster.
Rating: 2 (of 5)

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