Monday, November 24, 2003

It's Not Tomorrow

I lied, now here's some mini-reviews:


As usual, Mr. Dini and Mr. Ross craft a tale that's both action packed and poignant. The extra-large size of the book itself is very appropriate for the larger-than-life characters within, and Ross' realism adds a much needed...well...realistic approach to the characters. Dini handles the heroes themselves better than perhaps anyone. Each person plays their typical role, but it's still very exciting when they do (Batman breaking into the Pentagon, Superman's last minute save, etc.) and doesn't feel forced at all. Yes there are better ways to spen ten dollars, but if you're a fan of anything about this book, you owe it to yourself to read it.


The art in this book is lost on me, but I've always been a huge fan of Fabian Nicieza, and it's nice to see him back on a solo book, not that he doesn't do teams well, he does. The story is one of your standard fare, with bits and pieces of his prigin thrown in as flashbacks. It's not likely to bring new life to the comic book world, but it's definitely an entertaining read.


Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale continue their retelling of classic Marvel moments, and, I must say, they do it better than the originals did. This will probably read excellently as a whole, as it tends to be slow moving, but the art really holds my attention, there's almost no need for words.

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