Wednesday, May 12, 2004

A Few Odds and Ends

I've read a few trades lately, so here's some brief thoughts on 'em:

The Maxx Vol. 2 $17.95

Collecting issues #7-13 of Sam Keith's (and with dialogue by Messner-Loebs) unique series, Vol.2 is absolutely wonderful. Of course, you have to roll with some of the quirkyness, but for the most part (provided you read Vol. 1) it's comprehinsible. A few highlights include the truly bizarre Maxx/Pitt meeting, Julie's discovery of what Maxx truly is, Sarah's grandfather, and of course, the return of Mr. Gone. Great stuff.

Wolverine: Coyote Crossing $11.99

This collects Wolvie issues #7-11 by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. I've never been the biggest fan of Logan's (despite sharing his name) but Rucka has turned that around. He has a grasp on the character that very few have ever had, and the art is fantastic, making the runt exactly that, a runt. He's mean, he's short, and he's ugly. As for the plot, it's pretty simple, dealing with a drug cartel. The end has a little twist to it, but nothing too surprising. I think the book really shines with it's supporting cast, Rucka infuses everyone around Wolvie with as much depth as he does the main character. Good, good stuff from the House of Recycled Ideas.

That's all for now, but feel free to head over to cinescape to check out this weeks Comicscape column, along with a review of the latest Exiles issue.


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