The Movement is a book I badly wanted to love. One of the few truly new ideas to emerge from the New 52, it had pretty much everything I look for in a monthly comic, at least on the surface. It had a fantastic premise – superpowered teens fight corruption and wage class warfare – that was extraordinarily relevant to modern society, a diverse cast filled with mostly new characters, and a dedication to building a strong sense of place in Coral City. But The Movement has failed to connect with readers (myself included) in a way that’s rare for writer Gail Simone’s work. Where did it go so wrong? Continue reading
DC’s newest event gets off to a shaky start in the underwhelming Green Lantern #24.
Forever Evil, DC’s massive post-summer event, improves on an awful first issue with a passable second one, but its problems still linger.
Spoiler Warning right off the bat
The comicbook that’s more of a soap opera with every issue!
Matt Fraction’s new indie sex-comedy gets off to a surprisingly mournful start in this sharp new comic from Image.
I’m not really familiar with Malekith, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this comic.
It’s not a super-dense plot or anything, but there will nonetheless be SPOILERS
This comic certainly does exist, doesn’t it?
SPOILERS (probably…I haven’t written the review yet so maybe not, but there usually are, so it’s safe to assume there will be this time)
This felt lethargic, like it barely had the energy to get to its last panel, and even that was sort of an abrupt and rhythmically poor conclusion.
PROBABLY CONTAINS SPOILERS
While not without its flaws, this is another fun issue of one of the most reliably entertaining comicbooks coming out today.
It’s zany, it’s funny, it’s got action, suspense, and heart. Maybe not the best issue of Young Avengers ever, but still pretty great.
As always, SPOILERS
An issue with many ups and downs, and an important ending that just didn’t click with me.
“The End of X-Factor” continues to feel rushed yet be full of good ideas.
Si Spurrier and Jeff Stokely continue to build a fun, impressive, and inventive world and cast.
Sonny Strait – Funimation voice actor and comic artist/writer for various works like Elfquest – was selling his latest work The Secret Origin of Goat at Anime Minneapolis last weekend. I couldn’t resist.
I wanted so badly to like this book, but to no avail, because it’s pretty bad.
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, and Santi Arcas craft an awfully compelling debut issue about a reluctant super-soldier in a dystopian future.