The Mighty Avengers #5, 6
I’m the world’s biggest Avengers fan. I don’t, however, buy New Avengers anymore, I won’t go near The Initiative, and I’ve been really, really close to dropping this book every month. It started to hit it’s stride with these last couples issues, though. Bendis is finding a better balance with his interjected thought balloons experiment, and Frank Cho’s art has been more dynamic and less ridiculous.
That said, here’s what happened. I somehow read number 6 first, then realized my mistake and went back to read number 5, and quickly realized I didn’t need to.
That’s not a good sign is it?
Giant-Size Avengers #1
Total crap. A really bad excuse to have the lady-Avengers get wet, strip, and change into bikinis. The almost 30-year old “Even An Android Can Cry” was by FAR the best thing in the book. It’s a great story, and it’s been reprinted upteen times. I feel abused.
The Ultimates 3 #1
It’s old news that this book sucks, but flipping through it again, I still can’t believe it.
Let’s start with the art. Someone, somewhere really likes this. I do not like this person. The book is needlessly dark (I mean in color) Madureira’s bodies are so out of proportion they makes no sense. That Black Panther splash page looks like he’s posing in front of a poster of Venom. And Valkyrie? Not sexy, sorry dude. I know a bunch of 13-year-olds were flipping to it in the comic shop and saying “Is that what girls’ nipples look like?” but you really shouldn’t do them this dis-service (I mean the kids, not the nipples). Not cool.
And the writing? Obviously Loeb felt the need to compete with Mark Millar. That’s why he starts the book with a sex tape, continues into some incest, has Hank commit suicide, and maybe kills the Scarlet Witch all in one issue. It’s called over-kill, dude. And it’s RIDONKULOUS!
And by the way, how is this book not under the MAX imprint? The sex is supposed to subliminal, dudes!
Ah … fuck it.