The Best Books To Buy (Tl;DR Version – Short Notes On Comics I Didn’t Do Full Reviews For)
New Superhero Comic Book & Graphic Novel Ratings & Reviews
[ Marvel / DC Comics / Image / Indie ] 08-28-19
These are just basic things I noted as I read each of these comics with a score and rating. These didn’t get full reviews because by the time I did full reviews for these the comic would be very old and other more popular comic books took precedent.
Absolute Carnage 02
“Spider-Man” actually wanted to try to save “Norman Osborn”. Real superhero shit there. Surprisingly, rare nowadays. Shenanigans on “Dylan” being “Annie’s” codex. Venom’s an idiot for throwing “Scorpion” back to Carnage’s minions when he has a codex. The comic seems short, especially after the super long first issue. Transcript of “Norman Osborn’s” psychiatrist session is a mostly pointless waste of pages. B-.
Recommendation: One You Should Put In The Maybe Pile
Marvel Team-Up 05
The “Wastrel” name reveal is bullshit. “Ms. Marvel” says something about “making fun of her fanfic” but no one ever makes fun of it. It’s praised in anything I’ve ever seen her in. The way “Wastrel” talks is stupid and annoying. How can this guy repair and improve Kree tech? “End of partnership… And friendship”. Melodramatic much? Borrows “Wakanda” ship from “Shuri”. Why? “Captain Marvel” can fly and the “Avengers” have a plane. Fights two things that look almost exactly like “Sentinels” and they even point this out in the comic. Beat so easily there was no point. This issue pretty much blew everything that was kinda interesting about the previous issue. C.
Recommendation: One You Should Put In The Maybe Pile (Barely)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Chosen 01
This has three tales of previous “Slayers”: A Native America one; an Italian one from the 14th century; and a French one from the 1800s. The first story is drawn well but none of these stories are very interesting. Don’t waste your time or money. C-.
Recommendation: One Of The Worst Books You Can Buy
“Lilith” contradicts what said in the last issue by making “Fred” sane before “Angel” returns. She said “Fred” would be sane if “Angel” survived. “Angel” calls the villain guy “ugly face the dark master of phone apps” (his actual name is “Amarkak”) . Genuinely funny. After learning his name “Angel” uses it to cast a spell that binds him for one thousand years. A bit Deus Ex Machina. When “Angel” returns and a now sane “Fred” tells him that “Lilith,” says that he needs to find “a warrior, a sorceress, and a watcher, the slayer”. She adds that his enemies are hunting these people. “Fred” then says “the warrior” is first on the list. We then “the warrior” (“Angel’s” Black ally “Gunn”) as he kills a vampire. He looks pretty badass. Some flaws in this one but the art remains great, and this is still one of the best books out. B.
Recommendation: One Of The Best Books You Can Buy