Comments for Weekly Comic Book Review http://weeklycomicbookreview.com Your source for comic book commentary Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Comment on Fear the Walking Dead – Pilot by Dean Stellhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/08/24/fear-walking-dead-s01e01/#comment-38406 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:32:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47053#comment-38406 I’m impressed that Kirkman hasn’t taken the money that is clearly there for a spin-off comic series (or even just a anthology issue with guest creators). You KNOW that someone has suggested it to him and he must just say “no”.

If I had to speculate…..(a) he is busy as hell and doesn’t have time to write a spin-off, (b) he is busy as hell and doesn’t want to have to approve another writers stories and keep track of what the other writer is doing, (c) he’s possessive about his creation and doesn’t want another creator POSSIBLY doing things in a spin-off story that would constrain his own storytelling process, (d) he is possessive about his creation and wants to keep all the possibilities on the table for himself [like a West Coast venture for Rick & Co. 5 years from now] and (e) he doesn’t want a spin-off to be compared to the original. You could imagine those times when TWD-proper is spinning its wheels and doing the “slow burn” thing to have a bunch of comic review sites saying, “OMG….did you see that story Jason Aaron did in the anthology? WTH are we watching what Rick is doing in the main series? Let’s have more of that Jason Aaron story now!” or “It seems sacrilegious to say this, but the spin-off series by Unknown Writer X is – gasp – better than the original and certainly moves faster.”

I think it’s a little bit of all those things. The only other creator he’s really allowed to play with the toys are those DREADFUL novels that explore the backstory of The Governor (who Kirkman has been done with for years).

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Comment on Fear the Walking Dead – Pilot by Steve Baumhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/08/24/fear-walking-dead-s01e01/#comment-38405 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:46:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=47053#comment-38405 Great review. Looks like you found the same things wrong with it that I did (too much searching for Nick, nobody is really identified by name, weak “is it a zombie?” moments), but for the most part I think FTWD will be a winner, and would be a winner even if the original series didn’t exist. One thing I really missed was The Walking Dead’s iconic opening theme, though. FTWD didn’t even really HAVE an opening theme.
Now they need to come full circle and start a 2nd comic series set on the West Coast. . .

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Comment on Action Comics #43 by Neathttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/08/18/action-comics-43/#comment-38401 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:32:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46995#comment-38401 The issue sounds great even with the criticisms you have of it. Hopefully I enjoy it when I get round to reading it. Thanks for reviewing these comics nonetheless.

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Comment on Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1 by Noah Sharmahttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/22/captain-britain-mighty-defenders-1/#comment-38400 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 02:09:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46851#comment-38400 I didn’t say that he was copying, I said that the art possessed the strengths of many other comics, which I meant to include but not be limited to Davis’ own work.

I do see how it could be read that way, however.

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Comment on Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1 by Mike Morganhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/07/22/captain-britain-mighty-defenders-1/#comment-38398 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:29:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46851#comment-38398 You don’t know who Alan Davis is, do you? He’s not copying anyone – they’re copying him. He invented that style. He’s been doing comics for decades.

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Comment on Secret Wars #5 by DragonfireXLhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/08/14/secret-wars-5/#comment-38397 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:46:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46971#comment-38397 Mr. Fantastic is one of Hickmans babies, it’s seems obvious if a solution to Doom will be found it will be Reed. So I was hoping we would get a little more focus on him, but next issue seems Thanos centric.

Im just saying he has a lot of ground to cover in three issues even if it is double sized. This event could of benefitted from being 12 issues similarily to AvX or I would even tolerated series relevant tie-in’s ala Infinity or Original Sin.

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Comment on Secret Wars #5 by Dannyhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/08/14/secret-wars-5/#comment-38396 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:50:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46971#comment-38396 Axis was definitely the worst ending. I actually liked the premise, but the whole event was basically premise and that’s it. I think I heard the final issue is double-sized, so there’s that.

It seems that Secret Wars really is a Dr Doom comic, so if Hickman continues the trend and just focuses on Dr Doom, it might actually be enough to pull it off. Which might make for a satisfying read in and of itself, but I do miss having a large cast to match the sprawling environment.

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Comment on Secret Wars #5 by DragonfireXLhttp://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2015/08/14/secret-wars-5/#comment-38395 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:03:00 +0000 http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/?p=46971#comment-38395 Three Issues left, Im worried that Hickman is not gonna pull this off, that its going to fall flat like Axis or Fear Itself.

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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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