Monthly Archives: March 2010

Wildcats #21

Wildcats #21 - Cover

“Red Blade 3 of 3: Red Reign” (No Spoilers)
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing finish to this crazy high-speed car chase on crack of a storyline that Adam Beechen and Tim Seeley have kicked off their run with! These guys took the phrase “hit the ground running” to the nth degree with this one. This was a crazy superhero war! This is the kind of carnage that would be wrought if super-powered beings really got into it.
When I saw that their first arc was only going to be 3-issues I was a little concerned because I thought that was too short for an arc. Especially considering the kind of the story they were going to tell. Continue reading

The Authority: The Lost Year #7

The Authority: The Lost Year #7 - Cover

“Wildcats” (No Spoilers)
I’m starting to think that this series is not giving itself enough time to develop. I was so pumped about the way last issue began because it was a new arc and Giffen had a chance to start fresh. We had a great set-up and a very cool alternate world introduced. But now we get it all resolved here in this issue! It definitely was not enough time to tell a story with this kind of set-up.
Let’s back-track a little. Issue 5 acted as sort of a prologue to this arc but not entirely. In reality it was more of a bridge between the first arc and this one. What happened in issue 5 was incredibly important to setting up what has happened in number 6 and 7. Continue reading

Sparta U.S.A. #1

Sparta: USA #1 - Cover

“Where We Are” (No Spoilers)
Wildstorm’s creator-owned releases have produced a few gems as of late which include but are not limited to titles like Mysterius the Unfathomable, North 40 and Victorian Undead. So here we have their most recent creator-owned offering with Sparta U.S.A. #1. Writer David Lapham is best known for his work on Young Liars and Stray Bullets. But honestly, this comic is the first time I’ve ever read any of his stuff. I’m not the first guy to try a new comic. I usually wait to see what others have to say about it. But at least with Wildstorm’s creator-owned stuff I am trying to change that. Continue reading

The Authority #20

The Authority #20 – Cover

“Disorder” (No Spoilers)
This issue can be summed up in three words: chaos, chaos, chaos! Last issue saw The Carrier on a collision course with the planet Daemon, the planet of the Wildcats sworn enemies the Daemonites. It was a great cliffhanger and set-up a precarious predicament for our heroes to say the least.
The creative team has got this run broken down into beats. We alternate from story to action on a pretty frequent little cycle. It is a really refreshing pace. One thing I was interested to see was how this creative team was going to deal with so many characters. Continue reading