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Good fun! 0

I'd jumped off Thunderbolts a few issues ago, Dillon's art (everyone looks the same) and Way's predictable writing left me disappointed with the lost opportunity of this book. I then accidently ordered I think it was issue 14 where the next team member gets to pick their mission, this piqued my interest. I'm glad to say I'm back on board. This issue has got great pacing, each member of the team get's a moment in the book and nothing feels forced. The whole yarn is really enjoyable and a wonderf...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Enjoyable but rein RDJ in 0

Summed up this is a really enjoyable film but I feel no urge to watch it again.Okay so that line maybe doesn't sit well with a 4 start review so let me explain, it's above average film really enjoyable but there are plot holes and inane scenes that serve no purpose. They're not enough to ruin the film but enough to create a missed opportunity for another comic book film at Avengers/TDK level. I can't really explain without spoiling the film so let's split it out:The GoodClearly lessons have been...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Character-Driven.. 0

I really have a strong belief that characters should drive the story not the other way around. I think this issue represents that in two ways. Several of the characters act totally out of context to how they have been portrayed in the past, Emma and Magik are nothing like their characters normally act, their speech feels like someone else and just used to bring the story along and accentuate the plot points.Then you have the big reveal, now this is very much character driven. I can totally see t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Gone and soon to be forgotten 0

Okay I'm going to preface this. I'm not totally against big events but I did get a bit down on AvsX after the first few issues. I then grew to enjoy it as there were some good issues. Those good issues seemed to be really building towards something, with Hope getting all this kung fu training from Iron Fist and the tension between the phoenixes.Now this issue, I have tried to equate it to a film where the final fight was rushed and had no impact and left me walking out the theater feeling deflat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Look deeper 0

So I saw a lot of reviews raving about this issue. I wont deny it, this is good, better than most comics out there. I don't think it's as good as other reviews made out thoughThe GoodDeadpool. The beauty about Deadpool's character is he's got a similar 'out' as the joker. In that his insanity can explain away that one minute he's characterised one way and sometimes he's totally different. Not we've all read the insanely funny versions of deadpool, the downright awful versions and even zombie hea...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Is it wrong to use back on form again? 0

My last review http://www.comicvine.com/uncanny-x-force-otherworld-chapter-four/37-324701/user-reviews/?review_id=28717 used the title 'back on form'. I may have been hasty as this is truly back on form. Remender and his team fell off the horse in the last arc but are well and truly back in the mix.Lots to talk about here but I'm going to sum up why this book has been consistently good. Remender both understands his characters and manages to put them on paper in the right way.Wolverine, there's ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Back on form 0

In my opinion x-force has been the premier x-book for the past 2 years or so, it'd be top marvel book if it wasn't for children's crusade. This storyline though has been lacklustre, lots of strange and uninteresting concepts of otherworld and art that's just not nice to look at. I've been starting to wonder if spreading Remender out to much is impacting his work.This book is a return to form, it's not in Dark Angel saga territory but the ending was great and a lot of the character moments were g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

SPOILERS 0

The GoodLex, some great Lex moments here. I loved the shooting Mercy in the head, some may hate it but this is a one time story I see this as a truly Lex thing to do. He would kill anyone especially if they interfered with his ego. I saw a previous review pointing out Mercy's long-time association with Lex and I see his point but really...Lex...loyalty...attachment? Not his style the only reason Mercy hasn't been killed in the past is because of continuity and fan's liking the character. Other L...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

nuanced threads coming together 0

The GoodLots of good in here, I'm going to start with the Deadpool, Fantomex, Deathlok band of 'heroes'. Think about it, Deadpool, Fantomex and Deathlok not exactly a team you'd sell a book on but these three are written really well in this book. Fantomex's development under Remender has been excellent and well paced. We get this illustrated in this issue with Fantomex's internal monologue, he understands his actions have been out of character and gives his motives here. It plays out great. Dead...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Awful 0

I just don't know where to begin, oh yeah. The kids, this whole series has been undermined by the daftest plot point I've ever known since I've been reading comics. It doesn't matter how many clever weapons they have or how many top tier x-men they take down I will NEVER take this storyline seriously.  Moving onto other things in the storyline, why is scott leaving in the middle of  a crisis? Some of you may say well he loves Emma but Scott's shown in the past that when it comes to the mission h...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Kids? Really? 0

This whole schism storyline has been bult up as the event of the year but 2 issues in and I'm hating it. It's almost like it's a parody, from the balding 'iranian' president, to the campy quintin quire to those bloody kids. There were some grumbles during the last event about Bastion not being a 'big' enough villian, well we're definitely scraping the bottom of the barrel with this group of kids. Kade on his own I might have been able to endure but the whole group (and especially the way the gir...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Well played sir... 0

On paper this film should not work, Thor as a concept just doesn't seem like a summer blockbuster. Well kudos to Kenneth Branagh and co. as this film is amazing!They've kept the plot and story relatively simple, I didn't explain one bit of the premise to my girlfriend before we went in and asked her at the end if she followed it. "What's to follow?"If she's able to understand the concepts of this film then the general public should have no problem. Take that massive hurdle, combine it with the q...

14 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Plot points aplenty 0

  The good  Liu waste's no time with this issue, gambit's behaviour in the first few pages is entirely within his character and works well to take him out of the book for the time being so we can focus on Laura and her antagonists. The conversation between x-23 & Miss Sinister is spot on for continuity, Liu makes clear that Claudine is no ordinary clone and I like that the plot points raised in the first arc are still being played with here and not dropped.  I like that Gambit's presence was...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Apathy 0

Pitch: Steve Rogers has a block ops team of avengers, they're going to be bad ass but no one can know. They'll seek out dangers and snuff them out before they become too big. Brubaker's gonna write it.   Me: That sounds mega, I want on the ground floor , I've loved Brubaker's work and I love x-force so this should fun.  Reality: This series really hasn't delivered for me, I mean it checks a lot of boxes for me but maybe that's the problem. It's ticking off things on a list that should create a r...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Character-perfect 0

Okay I was one of those people when Yost & Kyle left that despaired over X-force, I thought the line up was pandering to all the fanboy-popular characters and hated that Uncanny was in the title as I thought it would be tarred with the greg land brush (that's if he even knows what a brush is). Anyway I was wrong.  The creative team on this book are doing fantastic work, X-Force is still my favourite book. The art is realy detailed and  appropriate, my favourite examples being Apocalypse cryi...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Ares = Good, Chaos War = Meh 0

This is a one shot of two halves, one excellent and one boring.  We start out seeing what happened to Ares after The Sentry ripped him apart and this is really good, it's something that Marvel should have addressed earlier. The great thing about the gods of Marvel is that they don't truly die, there's more to Ares story as death is just the beginning for him. I wish Marvel had made a mini series showing Ares' struggles to reach the elysian fields, the first half of this one shot is showing that ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Humble pie/Good Setup 0

Okay so I should start by saying I posted on this site only 4 days ago that I was thinking of dumping this book see link  My reasoning was I'd become bored of the book, specifically this Wolverine story. I like Wolverine, I'm not one of these 'hate everything wolverine related' people but I did feel this crossover across x-23 and the wolverine relaunch was dragging the books down. I just don't care about Wolverine's trip to hell, if I did I'd buy Wolverine. Instead I buy Daken & X-23 to get ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

I take it back... 0

Well I hated this whole Wolverine goes to hell crossover in both x-23 and Daken, two series with great writers which in my opinion should have stood up in their own rights but got dragged into Wolverine's storyline. I thought it was unecessary and bored me, it gave me pause to think about dropping the Daken book. Anyhow, Liu has pulled it out of the bag. I loved this issue, so much so it made me overlook the whole wolverine angle.   The Good  Art gorgeous absolutely beautiful and perfect renditi...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Finally... 0

Once again let me preface his for you, I read this once when it first came out and then each time another issue came out I've re-read this issue to refresh myself.  So now I've got all 6 issues and I'm re-reading the whole lot and it's finally starting to make some sense.    Now's the time for me to review them.       I'm going to start off by saying half a star was taken off for the lateness of this issue. In the long term it may not mean much but as this came out about a month after the rest o...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

It's all becoming clear... 0

Once again let me preface this for you, I read this once when it first came out and then each time another issue came out I've re-read this issue to refresh myself.  So now I've got all 6 issues and I'm re-reading the whole lot and it's finally starting to make some sense.    Now's the time for me to review them.       Okay going to start out with a pet peeve I mentioned in my review of issue 3, Red Robin's depiction by the artist. Once again he's too big, he's only about 16-18 and the suit look...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Back on form 0

Once again let me preface this for you, I read this once when it first came out and then each time another issue came out I've re-read this issue to refresh myself.  So now I've got all 6 issues and I'm re-reading the whole lot and it's finally starting to make some sense.    Now's the time for me to review them.      So this issue get's back on form, a bit slow going with the introduction of Hex but it establishes a few things around the 'box'. I loved the interrogation of Catherine, it made li...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Avast, a letdown 0

Once again let me preface this for you, I read this once when it first came out and then each time another issue came out I've re-read this issue to refresh myself.  So now I've got all 6 issues and I'm re-reading the whole lot and it's finally starting to make some sense.    Now's the time for me to review them.       Okay so issue 3 and we're starting to get some exposition in the form of the justice league to explain some of this crazy ride Morrison is taking us on, now this is a good a place...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Possibly my favourite 0

Once again let me preface this for you, I read this once when it first came out and then each time another issue came out I've re-read this issue to refresh myself.  So now I've got all 6 issues and I'm re-reading the whole lot and it's finally starting to make some sense.    Now's the time for me to review them.  So we're two issues in, I don't mind telling you first time I read this issue I was lost. I was thinking "Where the hell has this bloody monster come from? Why would it be in the olden...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

What's going on? 0

Okay so let me preface this for you, I read this once when it first came out and then each time another issue came out I've re-read this issue to refresh myself.  So now I've got all 6 issues and I'm re-reading the whole lot and it's finally starting to make some sense. This is some crazy caper Morrison's created he's really integrated a hell of a lot of continuity into his work on the Batman universe. You've got to give the man credit, some writers are just happy to work on a Batman book I mean...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Best adaptation yet 0

The Good This is a pretty haithful adaptation considering the source material, they've kept the main body of the story from the comics but took out a lot of the stuff that if left in would have probably confused the mainstream viewers. Also a win is how they educate the casual viewers with some history and exposition in a pretty natural way.  Absolutely loved the scenes with Nightwing & Jason Todd fighting alongside Batman, there's emphasis on the synergy between Batman and his proteges. Whe...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Dwelling on the past 0

Okay so let's start this off by saying I'm a Red Robin fan BUT I never picked up the nicieza written Robin book. I'll come back to that in a minute.  The Good Where to begin, well how about the start. Cassie Cain, I've missed her as much as anyone else but after this little (and it is little) interaction I can see the thought process. Cassie's obviously been keeping up with her heroics but not totally under the bat-banner, as she says she doesn't need it Stephanie does. Thing is during her absen...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Buy it 0

Same as my previous review for part 1, the art here is just fantastic. Crain draws people a little differently so it can be an acquired taste, I love it though. Storyline wise, once again I love it. Kyle and Yost have got these team books down like no one else, they combine great humour and team dynamics in a team where there's no real deep family-like ties. I love how they're right there on Wolverine's thought processes, he's worrying about Cyclops and he's ready to be the shade of grey that wi...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great humour! 0

For a dark book x-force is pretty damn funny! From Dom's 2 cents to X-23's 'ear-bashing' there's some great little chuckles to be had here. Which is probably good considering the dark tone of this book.  I did get a little confused with the thought bubbles, I had to start again after a few panels to let who's 'voice' it was sink in. Still it's a minor annoyance as the art and storytelling more than make up for it.  Some people gripe about Clayton Crain's art but I think I like it, I think it rea...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Finally.... 0

So we're finally here, I wrote a blog the other day about secret warriors and how I'd forgotten seeds hickman had been planting so far back i'd forgotten. This issue was one of them   "I would like to kill a god" Gorgon  The Good  The showdown between phobos and gorgon is great, Alex really stands out here. I'm not going to ruin the ending of who wins but let me put it this way, Hickman leaves you unsure of the winner right up until the end. This fight was handled in a such a way it was almost l...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Good fun 0

I liked this little one shot, good fun if you want a quick read The good   Damian, Damian, Damian. He's just a great little smarmy character. In the right writer's hand's he makes a book worth buying, I just worry he'll end up in the wrong person's hands and they ruin him. Supergirl's nightmare, glad to see someone following up on the effect blackest night should have had. I feel like other books neglect the fact seeing the dead rise should have seriously messed some people up  The bad  It was a...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Just fun 0

So | think this is the last issue of second coming (well at least the last one I've had chance to read) and it's a doozy!  I know this doesn't really have much to do with 2nd coming except to give a reason why hope wasn't just teleported directly to utopia. But it's a great little romp, it meandered a little bit in the first two issues and now this 3rd issue is the payoff. It's essentially a fanboy orgasm, if you like Cannonball, Magik or Pixie. Plus once again it's got Gambit-Death which is pre...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

that's it??? 0

Okay, this review will be shorter than usual to illustrate a point. I know x-factor's 2nd coming foray is simply a by the numbers affair only put in to fit in line with the larger mutant storyline going on at the moment. However, the first 2 issues were pretty good, they had me interested at least. The conclusion though felt rushed and half-hearted. I just felt like one of those old a-team episodes where verything worked out ok and everyone got shot at but there were no casualties. It just felt ...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Smooth transition 0

I was worried when they replaced Christopher Yost on this book, I thought he did an excellent job without simply cloning another bat book. All that aside Fabien Nicieza has handled the transition well.  I like the way he's set's out his stall that Tim still wants to be his own man, not part of a three man band with his brothers. Also it's made clear he's got a plan, he's not just rushing into things. But on the back of that he's not Bruce's equal yet so he still makes mistakes like paying attent...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Better than batman??? 0

Let me start off by saying I've really enjoyed Yost's run on RR, I'm gutted he hasn't been given more time as it feels like Yost was only getting started.   The Good Once again Yost makes a point of demonstrating why Tim is fated to be better than Bruce. In a previous issue he focussed on his training from some of the best in the world and how he has taken on their strengths but eliminated their weaknesses, this issue moves to his detective skills and friends within the DC universe. Yost has rea...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A good look into x-23's character 0

For a clone of Wolverine, x-23 is very much different from logan. Aside from the obvious, male/female & 3claw/2claw comparisions,both Laura & Logan are very different in different ways. I found this one-shot reinforced those key differences that make X-23 such a good character.   Until recently, a major part of Logan's character has been his lack of memories and how he found it difficult to define himself with no knowledge of his past. But Laura has all of her memories, almost all of the...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Anti-climatic but still pretty good 0

First off let me follow up on the title, yes this storyline seems to end a little abruptly but I've never really been too invested in Necrosha to begin with. When you look at it on paper "16 million reanimated mutants rise from the dead leading to Selene becoming a god"....it seems like this should be HUGE! But I've never really felt like Necrosha was anything but a stop gap until second coming.  Either way I've followed the story and the things I've enjoyed consistently have been the art and Wa...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Why? 0

I picked this up randomly, expected it'd have something to do with fall of the hulks or world war hulks. It ended up being a waste of money. Two pointless stories that only served to tell us how Bruce gets back on the road after hulking out (although I wondered how that ATM card survives a hulkbusting army when mine cant survive a heavy weekend out on the grog) The second story was particularly woeful, it was totally pointless.   Usually you can say well at least the art propped up the issue but...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

One shot 0

I've stuck with Cable right through since before messiah complex, patiently waiting for something to happen. This issue wasn't it. The whole series has been pretty much a let down, 'Cable & Hope getting chased through time by Bishop" now that sounds good but in practice it wasn't. It ended up being very repetitive and not much happened. This issue though was a marked improvement, some good action and the end scenes where you see the fruits of the realtionship Cable & Hope have built was ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.