Comments for Weekly Comic Book Review http://weeklycomicbookreview.com Your source for comic book commentary Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Comment on All-New All-Different Avengers #3 by ginfluencehttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2016/01/18/new-different-avengers-3/#comment-38470 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:54:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47848#comment-38470 I agree with this review and I wish I didn’t. I love all these characters (and I mean love), but they all come across as bland. I keep wondering why Miles is there. He literally hasn’t doesn’t anything in this arc. He’s Spider-Man but hasn’t done anything Spider-Man related whatsoever. Even his spider sense has been suppressed.
As for the team, there has been no interaction or banter between them which is disappointing. What do the “youngsters” think of Vision for example. They wouldn’t have seen anything like him before. All that being said, I still have high hopes for this series and I will continue to be excited when it arrived on my door step

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Comment on Uncanny Avengers #4 by DragonfireXLhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2016/01/18/uncanny-avengers-4-2/#comment-38469 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 07:32:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47858#comment-38469 That is my problem with most of the Avengers books they are trying to force these teams, but not in subtle ways. Bendis was brilliant using a prison breakout to form the New Avengers, or him using the Heroic age to usher back the classic lineup. Hell even Hickman managed to smoothly and epically transition into his engorged roster. I feel like New, Uncanny, and the All-New Avengers are coming together because of editorial mandate. Contrast that to extraordinary x-men who managed to have their team come together and have it feel natural, even Old Man Logan.

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Comment on Secret Wars #9 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2016/01/14/secret-wars-9/#comment-38466 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:57:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47838#comment-38466 I know, right? The more I think about the comic the more I’m not sure about a B mark. If it’s meant to be Dr Doom story, that’s fine– that’s what we were on track for in issues 2/3-ish. Or is it supposed to be a Mr Fantastic and FF story? Or is it meant to be an all-star epic on many fronts? There are elements of all of these things but it can’t be all of them and so it falls apart.

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Comment on Secret Wars #9 by DragonfireXLhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2016/01/14/secret-wars-9/#comment-38464 Sat, 16 Jan 2016 02:51:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47838#comment-38464 I feel similarly the fates of Thor, Captain Marvel, Star-Lord during the battle are left in the air. Not to mention several tie ins insinuated that Old man logan and the ultimate universe would play key parts during this battle. The ending was satisfactory but ultimately left me wanting more.

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Comment on Web Warriors #1 by Hypestyleshttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/11/17/web-warriors-1/#comment-38463 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:24:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47577#comment-38463 kudos for the review, and hopefully the Spider-Team will be an enduring one.

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Comment on Spidey #1 by unpaidpundithttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/12/08/spidey-1/#comment-38456 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:22:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47714#comment-38456 Presumably, Norman Osborn is the owner, or founder of a major corporation. He must be a billionaire. Would he really send his son, Harry, to a regular public high school in NY City? It seems odd that a teen aged Peter Parker would use an expression like “OMG,” but I guess if the Parker of the main Spider-Man series is now in his mid-to-late twenties, he would have grown up with the internet. The Aunt May of the Stan Lee run was a widowed retiree living in straitened financial circumstances. The home that Aunt May and Peter live in seems spacious and well-appointed. It would go for a pretty penny in today’s NYC real estate market. Realistically speaking, I think Marvel will have to retcon what Uncle Ben and Aunt May did for a living. What could Uncle Ben the cab driver possibly earn in the era of Uber and Lyft?

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Comment on We Are Robin #5 by Neathttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/11/04/we-are-robin-5/#comment-38453 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:32:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47495#comment-38453 Sounds good, and as usual I’m waiting for the collected volume to be released. (I’m literally fighting the urge to buy the issues individually as the stories sound excellent, refreshing too, but I’ll wait it out.)

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Comment on Weirdworld #1 by Isaac Hunthttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/06/13/weirdworld-1/#comment-38451 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:57:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46613#comment-38451 Thanks Danny. I’ll take a look at Kaptara. I’m still not convinced about the quality of much of the Secret Wars titles that Marvel has been putting out there. Most of it seems average at best. Although Jason Aaron’s “Thors ” was one of the better ones. However I have to admire Marvel’s determination in going ahead with the whole grand scheme.

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Comment on Weirdworld #1 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/06/13/weirdworld-1/#comment-38450 Sun, 25 Oct 2015 01:53:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46613#comment-38450 While I certainly enjoyed many aspects of the book, I don’t think mine can be counted among the “rave reviews” you mention. That said, I’ll point out what I think are the book’s strengths: The imagination behind the setting/world-building, the reinterpretations of certain characters, and the high-fantasy art combined with eye-popping colors.
If you want something along the lines of Weirdworld but a bit more sophisticated in its characters and interactions, you might want to try Kaptara from Image Comics. I’ve been reviewing that here so see if that’s more to your liking.

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Comment on Uncanny Avengers #1 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/10/20/uncanny-avengers-1-2/#comment-38449 Sun, 25 Oct 2015 01:47:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47384#comment-38449 All good questions. Some of them I think can be typical first issue problems– so it’s OK I think if we don’t know too much about Synapse or the ghosts or something. And to be fair, Spider-Man did call out Steve Rogers on Deadpool’s inclusion, so there’s that. And the villain’s first appearance was this issue, so it’s understandable if there’s not a lot of resonance yet. Other than being a symptom of the way Inhumans are forced into the Marvel universe.
My big question, though, is why can’t Rogue mimic Deadpool’s healing factor to cure herself– as the healing factor was a key moment in the opening sequence? Those are some structural problems more than just writer’s fiat.
If the title of the book was something other than Uncanny Avengers, would your criticisms still hold up? I’d argue yes.

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