Okay, so most comic blogs review the current week’s comics, but fuck them. They like 52 and hate The Authority. Me? I just happen to know that last week had a fuck load of good comics coming out, and don’t want to quickly forget them. So here they are chopped down into tasty bits all for you.
So i read this free comic called The Umbrella Academy, which it trying so damn hard at being a “super-team” book it’s laughable, and while i loved the cover by James Jean (Check it out below or here) and i love the art by Gabiel Ba, but the comic it’s self sucks. Why is that? Well, it was written by a guy named Gerard Way. Who the fuck is Gerard Way, right?
Y’ever heard of a shitty band called My Chemical Romance? It’s some of that faux-goth horse shit that passes for music today, hell even Blender called their latest album “perfect,” but what can one expect from Maxim’s stab at a music mag?
Dumb unappealing/unoriginal characters who are bound together by the fact that they’re adopted wards of some mysterious rich guy. Glad i got it for free, because I’d pay for a rusty ice cream scoop up my ass before i would EVER pay for this shit.
100 Bullets was highly usual for what i can expect from the book: confusing plot centered around side characters with beautiful art, in exotic locations. Risso is one of those artists who i’ll buy anything they pencil, even if it was written by like David Goyer’s untalented-yet-strangely-popular ass. He always plays with shadow and light in a real way, and I’ll be damned if every page of 100 Bullets isn’t always jaw-dropingly flawless.
Midnighter was nice and unconventional, which is what i like from Brian K Vaughan, and Astonishing X-Men was Joss-esque.
Here are the covers to all the books i reviewed: