Giant-Size Incredible Hulk #1 - I don't know what this is. I mean, it's a retrospective of some of the supporting characters from Roger Stern's Hulk run from 30 years ago, but i don't know why we're reading about it now. The story didn't even really end. I hate to do it, but i'm going to have to drag out the "pointless" label again.
Clandestine #4 - Between the vampires and the stealth-headlining of the 1980s era Excalibur, this series has a real lack of focus, and it hurts the main story. There's still a chance that Davis will be able to pull it all together for the last issue, i guess. Nice art, anyway. Can we convince him to work with a writer and just concentrate on his art?
Thunderbolts #120 - Warren Ellis' Green Goblin is awesome. Awesome. I'm enjoying this quite a lot. Also, i've always liked Mike Deodato's art despite the fact that it was often exploitive, but the painted art in his Thunderbolts run is on a whole new level. As much as i like Gage, i'm going to miss this creative team. Hmm, how about a Gage/Davis combo?
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - As requested, i get Groot, Mantis, and Cosmo in addition to the characters on the cover. This was a lot of fun. And i'm guessing that's Vance Astrovik ("Major Victory") at the end there to give the name of the team some legitimacy, not some alternate dimension Cap. I'm not so sure about using the Universal Church of Truth as ongoing antagonists; i thought it was a funny one-off when i saw them in the beginning but when they reported back to the Matriarch i realized they intend to continue using them. Abnett and Lanning can probably make it work, but without the Magus the Church isn't really very interesting and we don't need another Warlock/Magus rehash. Anyway, this was a great first issue. I think Pelletier's art was even better than his FF run; everyone didn't have giant goddamn lips.
By fnord12 | May 19, 2008, 7:15 AM | Comics