Sorry it’s late this week but to make it up I picked a lot of books this time around.
Batman # 11- I liked this better that last month’s Batman. This is pretty much a wrap-up of past year of Batman, so if you haven’t read it all, this book isn’t for you. It’s a decent end and I look forward what Scott Synder has coming up next.
Conan the Barbarian # 6 – Another conclusion this week with The Argos Deception wrapping up. This was a great action piece (however, not the best but wait for it).
Revival # 1 – Another great start from Image brings us to this book described as a rural noir. I’ll give it rural but it isn’t really noir. So there was one day when people came back from the dead but they aren’t acting any different. Pretty interesting take on a zombie world and one that I am actually willing to read.
Punk Rock Jesus # 1 of 6 – This one is the smartest book I’ve read in a long time. It is issue 1 so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. Humanity has figured out how to clone humans and the first person cloned is Jesus of Nazareth, with his life chronicled on TV. This could be a great book, I will keep you updated and give a full review of the 6-issue mini-series.
Venom #20 – This was a fun action book that is pretty much Venom beating up baddies and saving people who he cares about. The art was strong and the pacing was good. If you are a long time Marvel fan there you will enjoy the ending.
Avengers vs. X-men: VS #4 of 6: The Daredevil vs. Psylocke was a fun story that played with psychic powers and Daredevil’s senses. A nice story but Thor vs. Emma Frost was fantastic. The use of a classic style art was a great touch that made the story great to tell, there was a bit of a theme with this book with psychic powers and a non-human brain.
Wolverine and the X-men # 13 – With so much going on in the world of X-men, it gives a chance to look at some of the characters in different ways. This time around Warbird was character of choice, getting a brief look into her past and her training.
Space: Punisher #1 of 4: I’ve saved the best for last with Frank Tieri’s Space: Punisher. In the vein of Noir and 1602 comes Space: Punisher. The first thing to say about this book is that use of pulp art makes a great feel that permeates that entire book. There is some beautiful action pieces. If you like action scifi or Heavy Metal pick this up.