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Animal Man #27 (Published by DC Comics; Review by Pierce Lydon; out of 10) : Animal Man is hurtling towards an ending, and Jeff Lemire is making .. Their relationship provides great context for the history of Gotham as a. Jeff Lemire isn't just one of the most acclaimed talents in comics, he's also one included the monthly serials Animal Man, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E and his relationship with a tragedy-curdled brute named Jepperd. [Jeff Lemire, Rafael Alburquerque, Travel Foreman] on webob.info (The New 52) (Animal Man and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. .. In the end, Buddy and Ellen repair their marriage, and try to move forward from.
Fantastic work and a great first issue. Come for the Mutant Degrassi drama but stay to see how this crossover goes. When you're a shuffling zombie, you only want one thing - and that may be true of Walking Dead readers, as well. Even if you've taken a break from the series, you'd be forgiven if it feels like you never left - Rick and company are under seige, but this time, instead of the villainous Governor, it's the brutal Negan who's raining fire down on the hapless norms.
Robert Kirkman has his puny human protagonists bitten and blown up, but unless you've been along for the ride for the long-term, most of these deaths will still seem bloodless.
Charlie Adlard's artwork is still as striking and reliable as ever, but for some reason, even the goriest of wounds don't quite seem as powerful as some of his previous work. The execution is still strong, but unless Kirkman changes up the game, only die-hard Walking Dead zombies are going to pick up the comic over its TV counterpart.
Justice League 27 marked the emergence - and quick exit - of the current Doom Patrol, at the hands of Johnny Quick and Atomica. While their long-anticipated appearance should have been something exciting, the reader is left underwhelmed as Dr. Regardless, the issue feels more like a set-up issue than an actual story. The weakness of the issue comes from its overly dramatic visuals — both Dr. Magnus at the end are both covered in shadows as they leave us with cliffhangers and, like Cyborg, confused as to what to do next.
Steve Pugh and Guru-eFX make this a colorful confrontation, showing in great detail just how weak Hammond is.
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Issue 27 of Wonder Woman promised a return to Paradise Island, and while technically true, it is a bit misleading. Searching for Zola and her infant, Wonder Woman and her gang of gods seek more divine assistance, while Apollo continues his mission to break the First Born.
Brian Azzarello is certainly playing the long game, but I don't know if it's working to the books favor. This is a dense issue, with dialog that reads clunky in it's attempt at natural conversation. Visually, Cliff Chiang continues to deliver one of the finest renderings of Wonder Woman to date. His lines are crisp and clean.
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Using subtle strokes, he's able to bring out emotions, both subtle and strong from his characters. Matched perfectly with slightly muted colors by Matthew Wilson and you have a book that I wish read as good as it looked.
The character work for Smasher is well done by writers Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer, but slows down the narrative. This is science fantasy illustration at its finest in a series that should be on your pull list. The constant beaver jokes are cheap. Even the visual gags seem like they exist more for shock value than entertainment. Harley is a great character, but reducing her an inane plot and dumb jokes is an affront to her fans and her creator.
The Marvel bullpen seems to be completely obsessed with time travel lately, and now its seeped into the adventures of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Salvador Larroca, ever the pitch hitter, fills in on art that looks a bit more refined than the pages of Uncanny Avengers that he provided last year, but still vintage Larroca.
All in all though, this issue does a great job presenting the hook for the latest arc and is enough to keep a newcomer curious enough to come back for more. Christy Marx created Jem and the Holograms! The whole issue is bogged down by exposition but Marx does capture a nice moment between Babs and Black Canary.
Jeremy Sampere works almost entirely in the DC house style pocket but shows some real promise in a few close-ups of Condor and other characters. On the whole this one just sets the status quo as we launch into Gothtopia. Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios have rightly earned the lion's share of credit when it comes to the success of this supernatural Western series as the writer and artist respectively.
However, I think this fourth issue really belongs to colorist, Jordie Bellaire. She brings her full range of abilities to bear on this issue, and in many instances, she is the one breathing life into Rios' artwork, which runs the risk of becoming muddied at times due to over-inking and inconsistent line weights especially in the fight scene.
DeConnick's vision of Death and his daughters is a compelling one, and the question of Sissy's role in the grand scheme of things presents an interesting plot twist most readers will not see coming.
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Tony Bedard is still moving Supergirl toward the Red Lantern status quo that was teased months ago. With Lobo temporarily incapacitated in the Block, Dr. Veritas and Supergirl discuss the effects that the Red Sun might have had on Kara and her powers.
Unfortunately, the reader knows more than the characters do which eliminates any potentially compelling reveals in the exposition. The star this issue is Yildiray Cinar. I really wanted to like this issue more, and while it wasn't bad per se, it also failed to deliver any of the magic that has made this series so enjoyable.
The overall plot felt like a repeat of Issue 14 and the dialogue just fell flat, which is odd considering how consistent Matt Fraction has been on this title. Additionally, while Annie Wu's art is bouncy and expressive, the absence of David Aja's distinct style was noticeable as the simplicity behind his linework is part of what made this series stand out. This has been a phenomenal series, but it seems some of the behind-the-scenes delays have finally started to have an effect on the comic, so hopefully, Marvel can correct whatever production and editorial issues forced a delay in Issue 15 causing this this issue to be rushed out to newsstands.
I hope Patrick Gleason always draws Batman books. If there was ever a worthy successor to Greg Capullo on the mina book, Gleason is it. Excellent character work coupled with fluid storytelling are his bread and butter and his work on this issue is no exception.
Whereas usually you have big plans and maybe something doesn't work out, this was more me having small plans that got to expand into bigger things because of that success. We've seen some very good New 52 books canceled just because of low sales. What do you think it was that helped Animal Man resonate with readers and maintain an audience where some of these other books couldn't? I think it was a couple things. I think Travel Foreman's artwork was very dynamic and unique and it gave the book a unique voice from a lot of other books on the stands at the time.
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And I think the blending of horror and superheroes was something that people seemed to latch onto. There wasn't a lot of that. And Buddy Baker is a pretty unique guy.
Unlike a lot of other superheroes, he has the family life aspect with a wife and kids. To incorporate them into the book in a big way rather than just have them be background gave the book its own voice and direction.
That was something different, and in a marketplace where there's hundreds of books coming out every month, anything that can make your book unique and give it a unique voice helps, and I think we had a few things that did that.
Issue 29 was a very emotional finish to your run. Was it difficult for you to write or draw it because of that? No, you know, it was more of a celebration for me. I'm very proud of my run on the book, and I'm really proud of what I did with the characters and happy with it looking back on the whole thing.
It was a great chance for me to sum it all up and put a nice bow on the end of the run. And to get to draw the characters finally, as well, it was gratifying to get involved in that way. It was really cool. So it wasn't really emotional in the way that maybe the end of Sweet Tooth was, where it felt like losing an old friend or something.
It was more, like I said, kind of a celebration. It was a nice way to send them off, I felt. Plus, I'm still writing the character in Justice League United. In a way, it's like I haven't said goodbye yet. I'm still writing Buddy. It just keeps going for me. When did you decide to illustrate that bedtime story sequence? Did you feel it was a way to go out on a more personal note? I always wanted to just really put my stamp on it.
I think maybe last summer I was in the offices at DC and I proposed the idea when we knew it would be my last issue, and they were all for it. It was kind of tough, because I was doing Trillium at the same time, and my schedule was really tight.
Finding time to do those 10 or 11 pages was tough, but I'm glad I made the time to do it. And did you also feel it was important to bring Travel back for one more issue and sort of bookend the series that way? For me, that was big, because I feel like he was just as big a part of the success of that book as I was. I really wanted him to create that bookend feel and bring everything full circle. I'm glad that he agreed to it. As good as the other artists are that we were with - Rafael Albuquerque and the others, I feel like Travel was really the one that established the visual tone of the book.
And I think some of my favorite moments of the series were things we did together. I'm glad we got to, like I said, bring it full circle. I'm sure some readers were expecting you to resurrect Cliff in the final issue and give the Baker family a happy ending. Was that ever an option in your mind?
No, not for me. I feel like if I was going to have a death in the book, I wanted it to be permanent. This book was about a family and the things that pull a family apart and bring them back together. In real life, obviously, people don't come back the way they do in comics, and I felt like this family needed to be as real as I could make them. Loss and grief are part of life, and I wanted it to be part of Buddy's story now.