Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Friday, June 23, 2006

More thoughts on this week's flops...

Man i've read some good comics this week.  Here's another batch...

Fear Agent #5
- I almost can't believe i'm saying this but is it possible that Jerome Opena is BETTER for Fear Agent than Tony Moore?  After a seriously lack-luster fourth issue, i'm feeling good about FA again.  Gotta love how Heath gets a new body (cloned for him by the big brains) and his first thought is of his rebooted liver.   PS - Did i tell you i have a soft spot for this guy since he's from Texas (and represents)?  A.

Eternals #1 - I've got a soft spot in my comic-reader's heart for John Romita since the Sentry mini (which i thoroughly enjoyed) and he's put down some good work here in Eternals #1 (though Ike Harris looks a bit TOO much like a Robert Reynolds clone IMO).  Gaiman came to play too...  the story flows well and does a good job dropping just enough here in #1 so i don't feel lost (considering i know next to nothing about the celestials, eternals, or deviants).  This is def one of those flops you feel like you've gotten your money's worth after reading...  there's a LOT here for one issue.  So much that i won't bother trying to get into it here; but if you were on the fence about the new Gaiman Eternals mini, check it.  A.

Ultimates 2 #11 - Par for the course (and that's not a bad thing but a very GOOD thing w/ this title).  The U.S. has been invaded by an international band of powers and the good president (dismal approval rating and all) has been dramatically kidnapped while aboard Air Force One...  Rather wimpily shouting "Lauuuuraaaa" as the ship goes down.  Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, and Hawekeye, in a continuing attempt to escape captivity and mount some form of counterattack, throw down fisticuffs w/ the invaders super-powers for the first time.  Thor is unfortunately still MIA and i got chills when i realized it was Banner (hidden behind a ballcap and glasses) arriving to open a can of whup-ass at the last moment (as the Hulk)...  Oh my #12 will be good.  Hopefully we won't wait months to see it ;)  B.


23 June, 2006 18:42, Blogger zilla said...

PS - I think i'm finally done w/ New Avengers. Had fun w/ it for a year or so but it's just getting... stale.

24 June, 2006 09:51, Anonymous CellarDoor Family said...

I've picked up New Avengers pretty sporadically, and never really been impressed with it. It's amazing it can rank in the top 2 or 3 in sales and really not be a very interesting book. I guess it's just a combination of the big name characters and the big name writer, but really how long can that carry a title when the stories are so lackluster?

24 June, 2006 13:57, Blogger zilla said...

cellardoor - i mean i was enjoying NA for a while (though i personally hated spider man as a member), thinking Bendis was doing an OK job w/ it... but lately it's just seemed less and less interesting to me.


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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.

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