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Sunday, January 02, 2005

Lots Of Short Reviews, Part Two 

Wonder Woman #211: The art of Sean Philips is always a joy to look at, and the resolution of the Medousa storyline has quite a bit more emotional depth than your standard super-hero slugfest. I am rather hoping that the Veronica Cale storyline does get resolved before too much longer, as a villain motivated primarily by jealousy isn't very compelling.

Authority: Revolution #3: As I've said before, a good anti-Authority argument could be made in this book, but casting racist homophobes who mind-control their followers as the ones in the posistion making the critique rather undermines the point.

Losers #19: The big last page revelation wasn't terribly surprising, given all the hints that have been dropped about Aisha in the past. We just needed the final bit of information for it all to fall into place. It's probably a good thing that the reason why the Losers went rogue has been dealt with so early, because given the mix of patriotism and sentimentality that goes into it, it would have been a bit of a let-down had it turned into a big important point later on in the series. Get the two big secrets of the series out in the open fairly quickly, and the stories can be built on.

Astonishing X-men #7: At least it looks nice. I'm just not seeing the qualities of Whedon's writing that others are. It reads like a pointless exercise in nostalgia to me, with the added illusion of forward momentum. I suppose the characterization is good, but really, most of the X-Men are so one-note it's hard to write them badly.

Witching #7: Almost went on my year-end wrap-up as "Best Book Only I'm Reading." Leigh Gallager's art holds more appeal for me with each issue, and Vankin's script is so slyly funny I can't help but enjoy the book.

Manhunter #5: It's very good, and I like seeing the less-than-heroic underbelly of the DCU.

Gotham Central #26: Jason Alexander's art might take some getting used to. It's nice to see Josie Mac get more of a spot-light, but since I was never able to get my hands on the back-up series in which she premiered I'm sort of at a lost as to what, exactly, her powers are supposed to be, and the way they're addressed here is just vague enough to confuse me a little.

JLA #109: It's remarkable fun, seeing both the Qwardians and the Syndicate doing their thing, watching all the pieces fall into place before the inevitable big fight. I can't wait to see more of Busiek's take on the League.

JLA: Classified #2: Though suffering slightly from "middle-issue syndrome," with more time getting the pieces into place for the conclusion than on just about anything else. The care that's been taken with the panel design and layout, and the density of information being presented, makes this book especially rewarding after a close reading. And I love Morrison's "big mad ideas thrown at the reader" method of storytelling. It's such an exuberant and unashamed method of storytelling, you almost can't help but get into it.


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