Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Thursday, September 15, 2005

9.14 Floppy Mini-Reviews: Part II

PULSE #11 - Thank God Gaydos is back. It's weird; not much happens in this issue (a lot of sex and the city jabber about Jessica's pregnancy) but i'm all of a sudden in love w/ Pulse again, and the only thing i can point to is the Alias artists return. Just feels like some of the lost Alias magic is back ;) There's is a funny bit near the end as Cage tries to pick a new costume for his Avengers gig... B.

- Ugh. They're losing me. When did Frank Miller get so damn melodramatic? Seriously the writing (narration and dialogue) in this issue is so much over-the-top melodrama that it's borderline cheezy. Too bad because Lee's pencils are mesmerizing as usual. Not sure what i'm going to do w/ this long term but after 2 issues i'm not feeling good 'bout it. C-.

DESOLATION JONES #3 - This has got to be the most mature title i'm reading (by a longshot) - this one is not for kids folks. Regardless it's pretty damn entertaining. Ellis spends the majority of this issue explaining his world's gritty, back-alley porn industry to us via an aging "actress" (read: whore) but there's a huge payoff near the end when we get to see a side of Des Jones that's only been hinted at to this point: an A1 ass-whupper. Man he lays into this creep like you wouldn't believe. Great moment in a solid (and pretty damn interesting) series. B+.

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16 September, 2005 11:12, Blogger Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

"... it's borderline cheezy."

Borderline? It was so over the border Homeland Security is investigating it!

16 September, 2005 11:22, Blogger zilla said...

yeah you're right - beyond boderline. i have to think that's what miller's going for - he's too talented for me to admit anything else to myself. but man - i want to like this book so bad (esp due lee's art) - but the writing is killing me!


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Criminal, The Goon, Daredevil, Exterminators, Punisher, Hellboy/B.P.R.D (All), Powers, Godland, Usagi Yojimbo, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Conan, Ex Machina, DMZ, Desolation Jones, Fell, 100 Bullets, All-Star Superman, Ultimates 2, Loveless, and Fear Agent.

I'm recently back reading after a 15 year comics hiatus.

Zilla is not my real name.

I'm from Tejas living in VA. I'm married w/ 2 dogs. I'm an IT security consultant cranking the wheel for a big consulting firm in "real" life.

I watch the History Channel, Nat'l Geo, TLC, Mil Channel, ESPN and NFL Network, CourtTV (forensic files, etc.) and the Cartoon Network (love Genndy T's Samurai Jack and Clone Wars Adventures). My taste in movies: Gladiator, Last Samurai, Braveheart, Godfather, Tarantino (whatever), Kung-Fu (whatever), Westerns, Top Gun, Big Lebowski.

I love the outdoors and bs'ing around w/ my dogs.

In addition to being a comics junkie, i'm also a sports junkie especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.

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