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PICK OF THE WEEK: COMICS FOR 9/24/08

PICK OF THE WEEK

CAPTAIN AMERICA #42

CAPTAIN AMERICA #42

I’ve loved this book since it started, but after Steve Rogers death I’ve started to fade. Steve Rogers was the heart of the Marvel Universe and has been my favorite character in Marvel for years. After his death I took slight solace in the fact that Bucky(Winter Soldier) was going to take his place. For awhile there it was all brand new and exciting, but something was missing for me. This large over arching story has been the best Marvel’s had in years, and it even managed to dodge the awful event stink Marvel’s been drenched in for about four years now. That being said with this issue #42, and this story started(Cap dying and Bucky taking over) happened in issue #25…this has been a kinda long story. It’s weird that I can say that I’m so glad this story is finally over, but I say that because it’s been long overdue to have this story move on. This issue wraps up the Sharon Carter pregnancy, Bucky taking his rightful place in the spotlight, and Red Skull’s plan, very nicely. For a story that’s gone on for about 2 years I expected it to go out with a bit of a l let down. I didn’t think I could be okay with a character whose not as big a figure as Steve Rogers, but Brubaker did it. I loved every minute of this and this was a great ending for a epic story.

CHARLES’ GRADE: A

Pick of the week runner-up

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #52

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #52

Good end to a two issue story that made me miss the good old random silly days the companies used to have. The scene with Lil Superman saving the day was great because it just shows you what Superman is great for. I loved the lil villains getting a taste of real violence and going all out.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • This story has kinda gone the Millar crazy trail but I’m cool with it. Nice to see that in the future people still are as selfish and unwilling to think ahead as we are now.


“THAT WAS POO-POO”

SUPERMAN #670

SUPERMAN #680

When has Superman been a dick? It happens everyonce and awhile, when the writer doesn’t get Superman. Well James Robinson, the guy people hail for STARMAN, has gotten his characters mixed up. Superman’s not a jerk, Batman’s a jerk but it makes sense. Also with all the work Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek did to help Superman been seen as a smart guy, Robinson has seen to it to dumb him down again. Also the fact that Krypto can fight magic characters when Superman can’t makes no sense. The only shining light is that this arc is over and hopefully with Robinson working together so closely with Johns for the next story, maybe Johns will do the scripting and heavy lifting for it. I hope Robinson is only allowed to toss out ideas for Geoff to shoot down and make good.

CHARLES’ GRADE: F-

COVER OF THE WEEK

RANDAL

IRON FIST SPECIAL

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