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Ultimate X-Men #97
Writer: Aron E. Coilete
Artist: Mark Brooks
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Well it’s not Brooks fault. The art isn’t exceptional but it’s certainly serviceable. The plot and scripting though is just plain terrible. It’s barely coherent with no flow at all. Any sort of recognisable characterization is thrown out the window. As is logic, since there’s no way the team could come back from this in the space of a few pages.


Booster Gold #11
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Dan Jurgens
Publisher: DC Comics

How do you follow up a fan pleasing multi-issue storyline that reunited Booster Gold with the Blue Beetle? Well for a start you bring back his twin sister (end of last issue) and then you just throw him head first into a new crisis. Pretty much business as usual then.

To be fair there had to be some downtime after that last story-arc…

For the fourth week in a row, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight has dominated the movie box office. Like most people, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. As a matter of fact, I walked out of the theater thinking that this was probably the single best super hero movie adaptation ever.

However, I did have a brief moment as I watched the movie when I wished for something…lighter. Having stared straight into the…

Weekly Comic Book Reviews Aug. 11th, 2008

Final Crisis #3
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: J. G. Jones
Publisher: DC Comics

I feel like I’m only reading every second page of this series. Maybe it will make a little more sense when I read the whole story in one sitting. I’m just having the hardest time connecting up all the different scenes. This week Darkseid’s plan accelerates. The Martian Manhunter is dead, Batman is missing and Superman has been taken out of…

Avengers: The Initiative #15
Writers: Dan Slott & Christos N. Gage
Artist: Harvey Tolibao
Publisher: Marvel

The Secret Invasion tie ins just keep coming. I liked this one though. Slott had shown us there was a Skrull in the Initiative months ago and finally we get to see what he’s up to. Skrulls have often been portrayed in a rather one dimensional manner so its nice to see a bit of depth to their…

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