Bruce Castle Presents: With Liberty and Justice For All!

Liberty Comics (*****): Don’t those covers rule? Especially the Mignola one, I laughed out loud when I saw that! There’s even a bit of Frank Miller art on the back that is pretty creepy in typical FM fashion. I feel a bit silly reviewing this, but I guess I’m more like talking about it. This is charity book which I often love because they often have awesome people on it. Inside the book you get a story from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Yay The Boys rule!), Darwyn Cook, Mark Millar and John Paul Leon, Arthur Adams (Oh yeah Monkeyman & O’Brian), Rick Veitch, Richard Starkings and Moritat, J. Bone, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Criminal baby!), Scott Dunbier and Shawn McManus, and Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones! That is a lot of awesome creators and there are cool characters featured as well. Now, there aren’t really any stories here. Don’t feel that you need to pick this up to get everything about The Boys. These are all a bunch of short stories about censorship and quite a few of them are a lot of fun and made me laugh out loud. I especially enjoyed The Boys one and the Monkeyman & O’Brian one, damn Arthur Adams rules! So the book is pretty awesome and it supports a good cause. What’s better than donating your money while getting an awesome comic?

Daredevil #109 (****): It’s nice to finally see Daredevil as a good book again. Don’t get me wrong, I still consider Brubaker a great writer but I think he may be a bit lazy or something. It seems that when he puts his time into a book (Captain America rules!), he writes extremely well. The rest of his books however, seem to usually be mediocre or worse. Unless he’s working on the book with another writer of course, like with Greg Rucka on this issue, or Fraction on Uncanny X-men and Iron Fist, or even the first Daredevil arc he did which was mostly Bendis. This was a solid issue with some nice character moments, some bad-ass Daredevil moments, and a hell of a last page reveal. It’s still nowhere near as good as people seem to think Brubaker’s run has been, but it’s a hell of an improvement. I hope Brubaker will step down on this book soon and maybe Rucka could take over.

4 thoughts on “Bruce Castle Presents: With Liberty and Justice For All!

  1. Yeah it was when Bendis was on the book. It’s just Brubaker man….well, I talked about it in my review. Anyway, I’ll just enjoy the last issue of Rucka’s run and then it’ll probably be bad again. I still have hopes though. Lady Bullseye could be cool….probably not.

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