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Vin’s Picks Week of July 9, 2012

Posted on 13 July 2012 by VinnieAve

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.

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Vin’s Picks Week of June 25th 2012

Posted on 28 June 2012 by VinnieAve

Batman Incorporated #2 – This is kind of book that is needed once in a while, the story features very little Batman but if you are like me and would like re-fresher course in the history of Damien Wayne, this is book to pick up. I can’t say if it changed his past but it was a nice read about Talia Al Ghul.

Wolverine and the X-men #12 – Unlike last week’s Uncanny X-men is this part of the main AvX storyline. The lines have changed now that the Phoenix force is causing problems. This one did little to advance the story but it had some good fight scenes. This is clearly moving into what feels like the second half of story. I’m excited to see what will come out of this storyline.

Green Lanterns: New Guardians #10 – This finishes up The Reach’s invasions of the Blue Lantern world. The corps are back together, the band is ready to play. For a book that is really in the middle of a larger story this did a good job of getting ready for the next part of the tale while being a satisfying conclusion to the brief interlude.

Fatale # 6 – If there is a Brubaker book that I’m reading and it comes out you know it will be making my cut. This book moves forward a few years from the last book. I’m interested to see what will happen in this new story. I like that the character and the setting change with each story (I don’t know if this was something that happened in Criminal). We have a story will a similar feel but I don’t know how it will play out but you know I’m going to be back next month saying to pick this up again.

The Amazing Spider-man #688 – I can’t say if this book is meant to serve as a jumping on point since about half the time we have Peter talking about the trouble he’s caused and the death he’s experienced in the past few years, it’s a bit of a change of pace, we are moving into a new story that hopefully will have a smaller scope that the last did. Check this out, hopefully we’ll see some more introspective Peter.

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