Comments for Weekly Comic Book Review http://weeklycomicbookreview.com Your source for comic book commentary Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:38:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Comment on Action Comics #42 by Neathttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/07/action-comics-42/#comment-38390 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:38:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46788#comment-38390 I agree, and I will probably agree more once I’ve read these issues. I hope other interpretations of Superman take note of this, especially the films, seeing as they reach more people than the comics (but I have enjoyed the Superman films). I’ll try and find that sketch in the meantime too.

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Comment on Action Comics #42 by Kenxepesyshttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/07/action-comics-42/#comment-38387 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:38:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46788#comment-38387 It IS excellent. I am really enjoying this new “man of the people” Superman over the traditional “Jesus Christ savior” Superman. Why? The traditional, over-powered Superman is a god-like being who is trying to “lead us towards the light”. Except since he’s so “perfect”, he doesn’t really understand what it is to be one of us, and therefore, isn’t really qualified to tell us how to live our lives. This current Superman IS one of us. He’s flawed like us. And he’s not preaching to anybody about how to live their lives. He’s just a guy trying to help. There’s this sketch by Aaron Kuder of Superman sitting on his motorbike, watching the sunset which best describes how this Superman almost appreciates his current predicament, how he’s not that bothered about losing his powers, and how he can still laugh at his short-comings. Wish I could upload it, but I’m at work, and my breaks are short. I will continue buying comics of this Truth story line until Superman goes back to his usual god-like self. Excellent work by Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder. I give it an A.

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Comment on The Omega Men #2 by daustinhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/04/omega-men-2/#comment-38386 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:26:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46770#comment-38386 Not perfect, but this is moving in some very intriguing directions. I think between this and the superlative Grayson, King is the most interesting new talent DC has got going.

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Comment on Action Comics #42 by Neathttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/07/action-comics-42/#comment-38385 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:01:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46788#comment-38385 This sounds excellent! I hope DC collects Pak’s run on Superman like Marvel did with Daredevil and Frank Miller.

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Comment on Secret Wars #4 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/02/secret-wars-4/#comment-38382 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46757#comment-38382 Hey, that’s true, and that distinction does get a little lost, especially with such a sprawling cast. Without opportunity for a lot of interaction/dialogue or personal thoughts/caption/thought bubbles, I think we’re missing a lot of such stuff.

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Comment on Secret Wars #4 by Ronald Caterisanohttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/02/secret-wars-4/#comment-38381 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:41:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46757#comment-38381 Well to be fair to Reed he still thinks his entire family is dead, which makes all the other characters none reactions even more wierd. T’Challa doesnt wonder about Shuri, Peter Parker doesnt mention Aunt May or MJ, Miles is the only one who actually despairs.

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Comment on Secret Wars #4 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/02/secret-wars-4/#comment-38380 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:55:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46757#comment-38380 Exactly! The psychology of Doom makes for some good reading, and Secret Wars will stand as one of the definitive Doom stories.
Did you also notice how there really isn’t any other Reed Richards in all of Battleworld? It makes Sue Richards’ wonder about him very palpable. Perhaps a love story in the making. However, despite being poised as the big counterweight against Doom, the knight for Sue, and etc…. Richards doesn’t really get a lot of billing. Just a speech to wonder about and shame Doom. The guy can’t even stand upright in most panels. I hope Mr Fantastic will get a stronger showing if indeed he’s meant to be so prominent against Doom.

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Comment on Secret Wars #4 by Ronald Caterisanohttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/02/secret-wars-4/#comment-38379 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:45:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46757#comment-38379 I love how even though he has won and has the power of a god, a small part of him still fears Reed Richards.

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Comment on Howard the Duck #1 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/03/15/howard-duck-1/#comment-38378 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:40:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=45657#comment-38378 Nope, I gotta disagree. “Mockery” is a good word for it. There’s a huge difference between satire and outright mockery, and Howard always shined when it was more of the former. A lot of it comes from context– if that kind of joke was in a comic like What The–?! or MAD Magazine or something, I would probably have appreciated it more. But if Howard is to be in the Marvel universe, then those characters have to stay true to their basic nature and not be caricatures to the point of being mean-spirited.

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Comment on Howard the Duck #1 by daustinhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/03/15/howard-duck-1/#comment-38376 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:29:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=45657#comment-38376 Holy cow, the Uncle Ben joke was the funniest thing in the book – made me laugh out loud. Zdarsky’s unrelenting mockery of Spiderman has been the highlight of the series so far.

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