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« on: September 02, 2013, 05:11:18 am »

Thor - God of Thunder #12

By Jason Aaron with art from Nic Klein

This comic is as good as it gets. Jason Aaron's first issue out after the fantastic God Butcher and God-Bomb storylines is exactly what  you want from your superhero comics. This "Day in the life of Thor" shows that Aaron "gets" Thor. The art by Nic Klein is a definite change from the very eye pleasing Ivan Ribic, but it's not half bad, being similar in nature to Butch Guice or Luke Ross. This issue is done-in-one so it's a great jumping on point for the title, though if you're interested I'd suggest starting from the first issue as this is a legendary run in the making.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 06:23:20 am »

You know, a Thor solo series is just something I've never been able to get into. Maybe I'll pick up the first trade of this and give it a go.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 07:07:55 am »

You should; It's very good.

Also, Nic Klein did an awesome job with Ivan Brandon on Vikings (the Image title from a couple of years ago), so I'd expect him to be good on this. He's also picking up the next Captain America arc. I wouldn't have classed him in the Guide/Ross mould, but I haven't seen much of his stuff outside of Vikings.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 06:31:09 pm »

Thanos Rising #5

By Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi

Anyone would think that I'm biased towards Aaron's writing, but it just so happens he's writing some of my favourite stuff right now. This five issues min-series is essentially "Thanos Year One"...except that it's longer than a year and not a DC comic. Anyhoo, we finally get the detailed origin of Thanos and it's fantastic. I'm not sure if Aaron spoke to Jim Starlin or anyone like that, but he's managed to craft a superb early years look at one of the best villains Marvel has to offer. What this series doesn't do is water the character down, instead, if anything he comes across even more evil than before. Simone Bianchi's art is just glorious and it's great seeing him do full interiors rather than just covers.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 08:29:06 pm »

You should; It's very good.

Also, Nic Klein did an awesome job with Ivan Brandon on Vikings (the Image title from a couple of years ago), so I'd expect him to be good on this. He's also picking up the next Captain America arc. I wouldn't have classed him in the Guide/Ross mould, but I haven't seen much of his stuff outside of Vikings.

I see where the Guice/Ross comparison comes from.  I think it was actually toned down a bit for this spectacular issue of Thor.  He got a bit more rounded, less scratchy.  The same thing with Ross over on Secret Avengers.  Anyway, I did not see the Jane Foster turn coming.  What a punch in the gut.  Aaron knows what he's doing on this book.  Also, Blis talked me into Wolverine and the X-Men, which is crazy fun.  The artist (Nick Bradshaw?) is like a fast Art Adams.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 08:41:04 pm »

I'm very much enjoying Hickman on the Avengers. Hickman is a slow-burn writer and you have to go into his work with a trust that it's all leading somewhere. Not only is he doing a great job, but he has introduced some interesting new characters which is a nice change.

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 10:14:08 pm »

I see where the Guice/Ross comparison comes from.  I think it was actually toned down a bit for this spectacular issue of Thor.  He got a bit more rounded, less scratchy.  The same thing with Ross over on Secret Avengers.  Anyway, I did not see the Jane Foster turn coming.  What a punch in the gut.  Aaron knows what he's doing on this book.  Also, Blis talked me into Wolverine and the X-Men, which is crazy fun.  The artist (Nick Bradshaw?) is like a fast Art Adams.

Yeah, the Foster thing was amazing and surreal. Aaron handles it really well.

W & T X-Men is a riot and I agree about Bradshaw, he's fun. I shouldn't talk this title up too much though as it's written by.....Jason Aaron.

I'm very much enjoying Hickman on the Avengers. Hickman is a slow-burn writer and you have to go into his work with a trust that it's all leading somewhere. Not only is he doing a great job, but he has introduced some interesting new characters which is a nice change.

I'm persevering. It's been a slow start and not what I'd imagined the title being like. However, the latest issue ramps it up and I'm enjoying it much more.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 10:49:46 am »

I'm very much enjoying Hickman on the Avengers. Hickman is a slow-burn writer and you have to go into his work with a trust that it's all leading somewhere. Not only is he doing a great job, but he has introduced some interesting new characters which is a nice change.



I dig Hickman on most things.  His Image titles have all been pretty good, except Red Wing.  That one went nowhere for me.  I just picked up God is Dead from Avatar which has his name attached, as well as Mike Costa.  As with a lot of Avatar books the art is mediocre and heavy on the gore.  I might get a collection later if I hear good things.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 05:18:10 pm »

I was fast losing interest in the new Thunderbolts, but the most recent issue has me interested again. General Ross' "One for me, one for you" mission policy is an interesting one and I'm glad they chose the Punisher first as I miss Frank having his own regular series.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 08:52:26 pm »

Agreed.  I'm thinking the change in writer had something to do with it, but now that he's had a chance to make things his own we're in for some fun stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2013, 09:26:48 pm »

Just read Infinity #2.  We are now officially in Space Opera territory and the changes in Thanos origin make some more sense.  Hickman is paying off.
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2013, 07:36:30 pm »

How is the Fantastic Four/FF thing playing out? I dropped FF at #4. Is it just Fraction paying the bills while he knocks it out of the park over at Image?
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2013, 10:59:09 pm »

I love FF way more than Fantastic Four actually.  Allred clearly has a positive influence on it.  I'll get Fraction's Image stuff digitally down the road.  Is it really that good?
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2013, 02:31:10 am »

Satellite Sam is ok so far. It's no Hawkeye though.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 08:17:35 pm »

I never read Marvel before DC's reboot. Now I read Hawkeye and Deadpool. Also trying to catch up on Daredevil which has been great.
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