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Killing Mystique...again?!? 0

Ok, I like Wolverine a lot, I admire Jason Aaron's writing and I dig a lot Acuna's unique talent and style, so why such a low rating? SPOILERS ALERTI don't even know where to start from, oh wait, let's not go too far, let's start with the principle, basic rules of geography and physics: in this spectacular issue, Jason Aaron creates a hit-man, named Lord Deathstrike, ok, a new character, that's good right? Not so much, since he has a technologie that allows him to shoot a man from Argentina to C...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

More than meets the eye 0

This is one of the most acclaimed and praised comic book novels made, involving a deep and foggy plot, incredibly fashioned by Azzarello, who's been forging this saga from issue # 1, creating and introducing great characters, institutions, a History of crime, individuals and independent sub plots and stories, all that drenched in blood, sex, alcohol, cigarretes, illegal drugs and bullets, all untraceable! In this amazing volume (the 8th, containing issues 50 to 58), the most dynamic and impresiv...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A new beginning 0

Ellis and Hitch are gone, welcome aboard the new creative team Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, and though they came with threads and a plot already schemed by Ellis, there's a new direction in the team indeed in this arc story (issues # 13 to 16)! Authority, now lead by Jack Hawksmoor, has decided that Earth shouldn't be hostage of dictators, war, genocides, that Authority, as an cosmic or space entity, should police these affairs, and believe me, this will stir things up, bringing all the heat o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Inherit Earth 0

Enters a new arc story (issues # 9 to 12), the farewell of the fantastic run of Ellis and Hitch in this bloody yet gracious volume, focusing the threat of God, a true bastard that created Earth to be his country home but things quite didn't evolved here as he expected, so he's coming back in order to put things right - sure, it's another allien invasion, and they look like turds (Ellis makes jokes about this), but still the plot is convincing and interesting to keep reading and enjoying it. The ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Sicilian (Blue aliens bastards) 0

The second arc story of this amazing volume (issues # 5 to 8) begins to show that Authority, without a doubt, is all about Jenny Sparks: she's the leader, she's the toughest cookie, she's almost a 100 years old and she can fry anyone, but most important at all, she has a bad temper, so don't mess with her. Being the most important character in this group doesn't mean that Ellis haven't paid enough atention to develop the group's characterists, quite the contrary, there's a great balance ruling t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A new super hero team 0

There's a new group in town and though they fight the good fight, their morals standarts aren't the same as JLA or the Avengers, although there're some similarities in the characters: Shen (created by Ellis in Stormwatch looks like Hawkgirl), Midnighter and Apollo (both created by Ellis in Stormwatch look like Superman and Batman), The Engineer (her old version was created by Ellis in Stormwatch looks like Vision or Iron Man/Maiden), Jack Hawksmoor (also created by Ellis in Stormwatch looks like...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

No punishment in this issue 0

It took four issues for this series to ignite, but since issue # 4 I'm really excited to continue reading this new aproach of the best anti hero in the Marvel Universe, alas in the comic industry - this reinvention of the Punisher by Greg Rucka is a great atempt of taking back all the years gap of his origin (Frank was a marine in the Vietnam war), changing it and bringing it to the current years, making him a veteran of Iraqi war instead - so far, this fresh start and new origin of Frank's back...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ice and Lady's warm blood 0

Once you dwell into George R.R. Martin's universe that is Chronicles of Ice and Fire, you'll be amazed by the variety, depth and qualities of the characters (plus the great story that comes along) and the creative team in charge of this adaptation (book to comic book) is doing a terrific job, especially when comes to mind the difficulty of translating several pages of dense words, that describe how a character thinks or acts, in a frame, page or sequence in the comic book - this issue in particu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Krees,Celestials and Annihilus in a leash 0

In a big context, including all the fuzz and plot going on in FF #13, this issue has it's importance, but if you look at it as a single story, detached of the previous issues, it's just a plain (and used) story about aliens invading Earth (again) - the Krees were jealous of the Skrulls, so they're proving they can do it too - jokes apart, I still believe that with all that's happening with the Fantastic Four, Hickman didn't allowed them to reconnect with Johny Storm yet, it's like a big white el...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Investigative Reporter, Eugenics and KKK 0

Being an old fan of the Spider-Man this arc story was a great chance to relive the nostalgic adventures that the web slinger used to provide me, with a plus: it's an ugly world, filled with terror and terrible people, so it demands a tougher, more cruel version of the not so friendly neighborhood - Hine and Sapolsky delivered a fantastic novel, bringing elements of History, mixing them with fiction and creating such an evil version of Otto Octavius, such a disturbed and perverted mind, it terrif...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Watch those Aligators Daddy 0

"Welcome to the Bayou" is a visceral and thrilling story, using the elements that make Frank Castle the best mass murderer assassin there is in the Marvel Universe, combined with the southern elements of misconception, prejudice and byased hillbillies look-a-like rednecks - I've been following Castle's blood bath for a long time now and this arc story really gave me the creeps, for the raw content of the dialogues and the harsh nature of men, all this boosted up by the great art of Goran Parlov ...

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Bollocks and old Bastards 0

This is the victory of cynism, it's an amazing display of how a broken man, ex British spy, who cares for nothing and no one, saves the day and proves that in real life is better to be the anti hero than a nice boy scout - I believe this first arc story (issues 1 to 6) is one of the best works of Warren Ellis, running away a little from his home turf that is science fiction and exploring more of a noir, thriller and spionage environment - Michael Jones lives in L.A., his body is corruptet due to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grounded 0

Steampuk + Science Fiction + Aliens + Spaceship rush + A girl with a vengeance = A barren and forgotten island, a place for once spacemen, heores of Earth, called Ignition City, a place with a mystery, the only spot in Earth that still allows operating launching pads, where alcohol, broken spirits, Alien crabs and Martians live in harmonious chaos, the perfect environment to Warren Ellis deliver what his best at: an impecable, creative, powerfull story, with strong charactetrs, a sharp narrative...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Turtle and the Hare 0

Flash Fact: I'm not a big fan of the scarlet speedster, neither have great knowlegde of his history, early stories, foundations etc,. but I do know Geoff Johns' work (JSA, Hawkman, Green Lantern, Avengers) and what he's done in this title (at least so far), building up Wally West and creating compact self contained stories that are all connected and tied in to this build up, this is excellent stuff!Flash Fact: This isn't usual nowadays, where comics are all about 5 to 7 issues stories, then this...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Soul Eater 0

Avatar is well known for the horror, blood bath and sex content of it's comics, Caligula is not different, but Lapham managed to combine historical elements with pure sheer evil, mixing religion, satanism and vengeance, resulting in a great comic about Rome's maddest and more famous for his devotions of the God Baco, Emperor - instead of making this solely about Caligula, Lapham reversed the focus and shaped hope into unscapable fate, telling the story of an young boy, whose entirely family was ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The silent fury of the Nunchaku 0

Knuckle Up lives up to it's name, it's a story filled with blood, double crossings, fists and knuckles everywhere, there's action, resolutions, bad endings and most of all, it comes as the prelude of things to come, since Aaron plans to wrap up this incredible series after the next arc story. In this five-issue arc story, the tension is so dense you can cut it with a knife, there isn't a time while I was reading this in which I've felt safe or calm, there're fights, revelations, hidden secrets c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Yellow 0

What a great thing that is the oportunity of seeing Joe Madureira's art one more time, especially when it's rendered in such amazing colors (this Ferran dude did an awesome job) and with Joe in the top of his game, combining all the elements that bonds with his style - for all the people that had a bad experience reading his Ultimates run, I guarantee you: this is the good stuff, this is Joe Madureira at his best, it's Battle Chasers with manga great stuff! This is probably one of the best stint...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Careful with that milk barf! 0

The plot that Bendis is building is very interesting, especially because he's recycling Norman Osborn in a very intelligent and cool way, focusing on how he can be such a genious industrialist and marketing guy, in a complete different way of how he aproached the character in the Dark Avengers stint - one of the funniest things is that everyone is already expecting and antecipating that Norman will crack and be defeated, what is something pretty obvious (and that's something bad, because I reall...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A mix of styles, a cosmic mess 0

It's interesting how some projects are born and this one is a great example of an opportunity presented by Joe Casey from Tom Brennan, who wished to use the amazing covers of Gabrielle Dell'otto, and asked Casey if he could write a story to use them and the fact is Casey already had a story - the story has weak and strong points, and I believe the latter is basically for recycling, reintroducing or even breaking new characters, symbolizing a fresh restart for Marvel, or at least showing some goo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The religion of two 0

This is a great example of how comic book stories can be ludic, entertaining, creative and at the same time aproach some dense and thick themes such as religion with humor and cleverness. Carey makes everything more bright and interesting in this unique story about a lucky girl who's been blessed by the protection of a god no one else knows about, creating a symbiotic relationship of a girl and a god into a one person religion exclusive membership. It's exactly the fact that the god is alone, fo...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dust from the stars 0

There isn't a more human and touching experience or aproach than Busiek's version of Superman, this 4 issues reprinted in two amazing 100 page volumes have it all: great narrative, spectacular art and the best of all: a Superman that's a boy scout, but willing to do anything in his hands not only to preserve what he thinks is right but the integrity of himself and his family too, but with something extra, just the little humanity that can change everything. Also I've alway felt that Superman, th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Terrific!'Nuff Said 0

The origin of Beta Ray Bill! Surtur and the Twilight Sword! Donald Blake's final adventures? The Brave Balder no more? Loki and his mischiefous friend the Dark Elf Malakith! Lorelei and her crush on Thor! These are just sample of terrific elements and themes aproached by Walter Simonson, whose legacy on Thor is felt upon this days, like Jurgens using Malakith again, Bendis using Fafnir in the mini Avengers: Prime, not to mention Beta Ray Bill himself, perhaps the most important character sprung ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Honestly! 0

Revenge, nudity, a variety of mean and cruel ways to kill men and women, and blood, lots of blood, that's exactly what you'll find if you cross with this, all that handed to you in a platter by a beautiful, yet deadly, housewife who's been planning to wipe out her entire mobster family for a long time, since they stabbed her and her father in the back in order to run the business all by themselves - "What you do in life echoes through eternity" and having that in mind Garth Ennis excells himself...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Werewolves, Skeletons, Vampires, Robots...it's not a Halloween pa 0

DHP continues to deliver amazing and humane stories, that is with Eric Powell's sincere and impressive short story of a robot with a consciousness that is rocket through space in order to discover an habitable planet to save humankind (hilarious, because he falls apart due to the Isolatio, only to reveal his experiences with human feelings, religion, drugs and other matters) or the incredible and ludic fantasy tale about monsters trying to break free from some Nazis by Filipe Mello and Juan Cavi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Healing wounds 0

I find it renewing and utterly rewarding that Bendis pulled this title back from the sheering and dreadful forces of Fear Itself that, like a black hole, was sucking all of the energy both from characters and readers (note: after the Infinity Quest arc story I quit reading this series, but now I'm back) and Bendis managed to create such an edge story, linking it to the New Avengers title, that even the usual annoyences like another time the Avengers are without a home (fact: that's why I hate pa...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

It's all Odin's fault! 0

There's always too much hype and speculation regarding big events like Fear Itself, you can say almost a living dynamic or symbiosis like MattDemers cleverly and funny pointed out when he created the "board of things that happen in big events", like a checklist, a path that the writers and editors follow when the subject is big events - I don't want to bring up the whole discussion of "is the industry abusing of fans by delivering big events each year, are the fans fed up of big events", instead...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

I'm not in trouble grandma! 0

Like it or not Jason Aaron's work in this title oughta to be praised,'cause he created an entire universe in which the characters are independent and can excell in solo stories, not necessarily needing help from major characters, such as Dashiell Bad Horse (who only shows up in a few frames), and in this issue I'm talking about Dino and the american dream: Dino, whose young years have been stripped away from him since he's a father, doesn't have a job (at least a legit one) and often dreams abou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not so mighty!! 0

This is a poor display of how Jurgens' narrative style and structure, based upon the repetition of ideas, concepts and the abuse of narrative and thinking captions, allied with the terrible and annoying plot, really made this TPB a very unnecessary item in anyone's collection, this is a completely waste of time and money - the only thing worth of it is issue # 44 (it's part of the 'Nuff Said month, in which Marvel published all the titles without words or balloons, just images, penciled by Stuar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Michael Moore in comics 0

A conspiracy theory? A coup from inside the government or just bad management of intel? A bad taste joke, disonoring all the lives lost or just the ugly truth, exposed after 10 long years of covering up, suffering and a vast network of interests other than those of the nation? The Big Lie, such as other mediuns that addressed this theme (the attacks of 09/11), is a slap in everyone's faces, especially if you're an USA citizen, because it shows how many issues regarding this tragic day were cover...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

"Jake Danials" 0

Spinning out of last arc story "Murder at the mansion" Morrison explores a brooding and inconsolable Scott Summers hiding out in the Hellfire Club, trying to forget his sorrows, fears and doubts in the bottom of a glass of sparkling wine? Thanks to all of the X genes Logan shows up to man up his buddie and teach him how to drink the mighty whiskey!! This is definitely one of the best issues ever of X-Men, because it's about two arch rivals sitting down and drinking, with excellent dialogues and ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One way ticket to hell 0

Trying to shape a villain into a hero is a difficult task, but Scott Kollins proved to be up to the challenge, unfortunatelly this tale about revenge, ego and lust/desire ended pretty bad, not only for Leonard Snart, but also for the fans, who faced the conclusion of this tie-in with awe and a little "really, is that it?", because the battle between Cold and the Rogues wasn't as sharp or interesting as it could be, showing that Kollins was more concerned about Iris and Lenny than to the story of...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Another lightning, please 0

Flashpoint # 3 - Flash is the only man who can save the DC universe and this book is about him gathering the Justice League with the help of Cyborg and Batman - again I was stunned by Johns' amazing dialogues and the story's pace, also Kubert's strong storytelling and beautiful panels make this a very nice piece of read - there're lots of action, also developments on how Barry plans to get his reallity established again! 4 of 5 starsProject: Superman # 2 - A very sick and twisted vision of what ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The League of Science 0

If you're interested in alternative takes of your favorite group of superheroes, this is definitely the perfect example of how a well structured and balanced story/plot, mixing characters of History (like Nikola Tesla, Otto Von Bismark, among others) and bold aproaches of all time fav heroes, as Superman, Green Lantern, Flash and others, can result in a great adventure, entertaining, accessible to all ages and, the most important, fun with intelligence - The first time I'd heard about this was w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Dragon Lord 0

No more Hell, fighting fellow X-Men or killing ilegitimate offspring (WTF), now Logan sticks to what he does best and the action is going down in Chinatown, just a way of saying goodbye to SF before leaving for Westchester -what really made me buying this comic (thus enjoying it) was that Jason Aaron decided to explore Logan's side as Dragon Lord (a title he received in the arc story of Manifest Destiny, http://www.comicvine.com/wolverine/29-1440/wolverine-manifest-destiny/49-23486/ by Aaron and...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Tidal Waves 0

As a tie (or at least what you expect from this kind of project) in this mini series was ok, especially in comparison with the tragedy that were Fear Itself X-Force and Wolverine, unfortunatelly Cullen Bunn prefered to make a very standard and basic story, failing to deliver a great reunion amongst the Defenders (or at least the avatars of the originals), leaving only expectations towards Fraction/Dodson new ongoing series - like I said the story was very unoriginal, in which the heroes Namor, L...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

That's a Covert Op Team!! 0

After being so disapointed with this title (I had high hopes in Brubaker delivering great stories), I was completely amazed and stunned after reading the Warren Ellis' debut on this short 4 issues run, but totally worthy it, since Ellis managed to imprint what the true idea of covert op and surgically strike team are supposed to be: forget about saving the universe (like the mission on Mars) or dealing with a crazy immortal wanna be (Shang Chi's father), the true core of what this title was mean...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Industrial Espionage 0

I consider this issue as a setback of all the good things that Bendis & Deodato have conquered and established in the past 5 issues in the title, not only because the story was a little bizarre (Iron MAn needs help and is aided by the New Avengers? Don't think so, much more likely that his buddies of the Avengers would attend this call), but because how the breaking news of the next plot (the whole Norman Osborn taking over the leadership of H.A.M.M.E.R. and other criminal organizations) wer...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

And the Mansion takes it again... 0

No one likes a hipocrite and that's exactly what Simon Willians has become: used to be a star (at least in Hollywood), he has never been more than a supporting role member of the Avengers (please don't misread or misunderstand my words, I'm saying that he was never a leading role material in the Avengers, even when he was in the West Coast or had his own title, and I'M NOT SAYING THAT HE ISN'T ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL BEINGS IN EARTH, ok?), so after a long time in oblivion (since Disassembled) S...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Splintering decisions 0

Schism was a very solid job from Jason Aron and I truly hope that he keeps up the good work with Wolverine & the X-Men, but it wasn't a good name for the arc story, it almost felt a little funny, "schism", what a terrible name, now I can't say the same thing about "Regenesis": that's a strong, powerful and worthy name of an X-Men new arc story - I really liked this one shot because of how the creative team decided to illustrate the conflict/clash of ideas between Logan and Summers: the fact ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The man without Fear 0

New Avengers, ever since Deodato came aboard the title, has become a very dynamic and interesting series, especially in the Fear Itself event, way better than the Secret Avengers title, that's because Bendis managed to imput a lot of action embedded with his excellent dialogues of daily basics issues, like the now classic New Avengers' reunion around the table, eating breakfast, lunch, supper or just a snack, and Cage & Jessica's problems in finding a good babysitter for Angelica - this issu...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.