Review author: Mike Murray, owner/operator of MyComicStore.net
Now I know this is getting old.. I’m going to tell you how much I loved these three books and I do. These are some of the books that have got me completely hooked on reading monthly comics every week again and I’m happy to share them with you.
All New X-Men is a treat! Written by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by David Marquez and colored by Marte Gracia this book is just a sharp offering. I’m really enjoying the characterizations of the original X-Men brought forward in time to the present day and how they’re interacting with modern mutants. It’s very well done and a good example of what the X-Men are all about and how they should be presented.
Archer & Armstrong is just such a perfect book! Written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Emanuela Lupacchino this is a fantastic buddy book that has me sucked right in and enjoying every moment. I don’t know how they’re going to tie this into the rest of the Valiant Universe but I couldn’t care less when I’m reading it. I may be looking forward to the Planet Death story in XO Manowar and the upcoming Harbinger Wars but this is a series that has me completely captivated. Emanuela is a great and very personable artist as well. It was a real pleasure to meet her in New York and at the time I didn’t say much more than “Thank you” but I’d sure have more to talk to her about now…
And speaking of the upcoming Harbinger Wars, Duane Swierczynski, Matthew Clark, and Stefano Gaudiano left the Bloodshot timeline to give us this back story issue on the history of Project Rising Spirit and their hunt for the Harbingers. I have no idea how this is going to fit into the current mindset that Bloodshot is in but this book really did a fabulous job of setting me up for the coming story and I really, really hope Valiant Entertainment eventually gets to the hardcover collections.