Serving up another heaping helping of some of the best comic books to hit the shelves this week. This week’s edition of COVERED has a lot of variant covers, too. Continue reading COVERED! June 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Clayton Crain
Cover artists: Clayton Crain, Cary Nord, Miguel Sepulveda, David Mack, Jeff Lemire, Matthew Wilson, David Baron
The battle lines are being drawn. Pawns are being put into position, and actions are being taken to secure the future of New Japan. The seedy underbelly of the pristine tranquility that is New Japan is about to come out into the limelight. Positronics seek freedom, Raddies seek tech independence, Momo seeks revenge for genocide, and the humans seek to return things to the way they were and father is behind it all & Rai is caught in the middle. Continue reading Review: Rai #6
MCKELVIE & WILSON ARE THE FACE OF COMICS IN DECEMBER
The two lend their artistic interpretation to six new story arcs and series launches
Written By Charles Soule Art by Javier Pina and Matthew Wilson
This is it. The Wolf and Lady Weeds have finally put their plan to kill Swamp Thing into motion and take control of the Green themselves. This is the issue that ties all of the last year of Swamp Thing together and oh boy is it exciting.
Swamp Thing has always been a wonderful title, especially during Charles Soule’s run. Soule has done an amazing job at both giving this book a very deep mythology filled with wild and crazy ideas, but yet still have the story incredibly approachable to new readers. This issue is the bad guy reveals his mater plan issue and it does a really good job tying the last year of this book together. Plus Swamp Thing fights a lot of demons. That’s just awesome. While the story is always fine, the art is reason why I buy this book every month. This month Javier Pina is filling in for Jesus Saiz, and honestly I am hard pressed to tell the difference. Saiz has maybe a little more detail in his work, but the art this month still looks fantastic. If I cant have Saiz, then Pina is a more than a suitable replacement. Pina’s kid Swamp Thing is also extremely cute. Just saying.
As I said before, this is the issue where the bad guy reveals his master plan. As such, The Wolf is a little over written this month. None of the dialogue was bad, there was just way too much of it. At parts I thought I was reading a novel instead of a comic. There was also not enough Swamp Thing- Demon action. Show me the cool stuff. Don’t tell me about it. These are minor flaws in an otherwise great book and I can’t wait for next week.
Story: 3 out of 5
Art: 4 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 Kid Swamp Things out of 5