Friday, January 8, 2010

Comics Roundup for 1/6/10

I didn't pick up much, but it took me a bit of time to get through it, considering one was a trade paperback. Here goes:

Siege #1 - After reading this and thinking about it some, I realize that this story is kind of like what if our worst fears about the government were true. That is, if you're one of those conspiracy theorists along the lines of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Basically, Norman Osborn goes out of his way to manufacture an "incident" so he can wage war. What brings this into the comic book world though? He's waging war on Asgard, home of the Norse gods. I like the fact that Ares, who's a member of his "Dark" Avengers, is a bit conflicted about fighting his fellow immortals.

Essentially, this issue is mostly setup, but it's got me interested. I also like the fact that it's only going to be four issues, and they're not dragging it all out unnecessarily like they sometimes do with these big event stories.

Echo #18 - Last issue we got some backstory, and with this issue, things start to move along again. There's some crazy old guy who has part of the same special suit that Julie got, and he's out for blood. I'm hoping that Terry Moore reveals what his deal is sometime soon, but it's interesting to see that this series has one of those bad guys where you really have to wonder just how the hell he can ever possibly be defeated.

The Walking Dead: Volume 11 - I've been getting this series in trade paperbacks, and like always, I tend to read through a volume really quickly and then flip through it and sorta reread it for the next week. For some reason, I was under the impression that the group of human survivors in a zombie world were going to find some sort of sanctuary in this volume. No such luck for them. Anyway, like usual, we lose some main characters and we gain some characters. Not only that, but the characters are finally in a position where food is an issue - and they meet another group that found a way around that issue. I'd imagine that if a zombie apocalypse were to happen, household pets would be amongst the first things to become dinner. Beyond that, a side o' human might not seem so bad.

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