Monday, April 18, 2005

Quickies- 04/18/05

Codename: Knockout #1- Robert Rodi has/had a great book here. I picked this up on one of my fifty cent bin trips and enjoyed it a great deal. It's not often I can get into spy stuff, even if it is spoofy, but Rodi with the help of Louis Small Jr. makes this a really fun read. I'll be perusing eBay to track down a full run of this for the el cheapo.

The Intimates #6- I can't really say anything about this I haven't said before. It's really good. REALLY good. So good I'm still reading it despite my distaste of Joe Casey. It irks me to no end that Jim Lee gets second billing. He's not writing it and draws nothing but the covers, I don't care if he co-created it. Giuseppe Camuncoli does the interiors, and good Lord are they ever beautiful. It's one of the main reasons I'm still buying this. If a trade comes out I may have a little giveaway for my floppies.

Doctor Spectrum #6- This officially ends my monthly involvement in the new Squadron Supreme. I'll get the trades when the mood strikes me, and this wasn't a bad mini, just not a great one. It moves about as fast as the regular monthly, which means it's slow as hell, but was probably more interesting overall. It was pretty to look at as well.

Y, the Last Man #32- Almost three years in and still going relatively strong. A lot of people have their doubts about 355s lesbian activities here, but I think Vaughan has something up his sleeve. If he's proven anything here it's that nothing is ever what it seems. Still the best monthly on the stands for my money, and one of my favorite books ever, right up there with Preacher.

Marvel Team-Up #7- Geek confession: I love Moon Knight. I think the idea kicks all kinds of ass, and I hoped that Kirkman would deliver some good MK stuff here. Man, was I ever disappointed. It isn't bad, but it's not what I was hoping for. Spidey is definitely the star here and Kirkman has fun writing him, but MK just feels like "what character can I use that no one else is using?" There are a few laugh out loud moments, but mostly I was just disappointed.

Power Pack #1- Man, this book rules. If you have young kids, buy this, they'll enjoy it. Sumerak manages to tell a self contained story that falls into a bigger arc that he has planned. when's the last time you saw that in a Marvel book? Fans of the old Pack won't be disappointed either, tho Sumerak does seem to ignore most of what has happened involving the Power family in the last few years, which I find odd (the story seems to pick up right after the group gets their powers? huh?), but hey, it's still a damn good read for young and old.

Over at the Galaxy Alan has posted up a lot of reviews, two of them mine; Bluesman Book One and Stonehaven: Milk Cartons and Dog Biscuits. Bluesman was an intimidating review to write. I don't think I added much to what has already been said about it. It's a masterpiece (the book, NOT my review), and you can win a copy right here on this blog. So, if you haven't already, check out the review, then email me your name and address for a chance to win your very own copy.

Also, on his own blog, ADD recounts the life of his red car. I found out yesterday, but didn't want to address the subject until he did. As someone who is emotionally attached to his car (and no one famous has ever even seen my car, much less took a ride in it), I feel for Alan. Here's to a speedy recovery and finding a car that Alan Moore might one day take a ride in.


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