Thursday, June 16, 2011

Comics Roundup for 6/15/11

Not too much this week. Here's what I got:

Kirby Genesis #1 - This had an interesting enough of a start, and the protagonist is likeable enough. However, by the end we get all kinds of characters being jammed into the story and it's not entirely clear who is who. If there isn't some kind of explanation as to who they are with the second issue, that will be the end for me.

Avengers #14 - I kind of wish they'd just steer away from the Fear Itself crossovers, as this isn't really adding anything new to the story. It all feels a bit like filler. Sure, there were some entertaining bits, and the Red Hulk is trying to redeem himself, which is usually an interesting arc to take a character. Still, the story felt too constrained by trying to fit into the larger story of Fear Itself.

The Walking Dead: Volume 14 - "No Way Out" - Man, if you only know this story through the TV show, you'd be pretty shocked as to where everything is by now. The characters continue to grow and there's a real sense of resolution by the end of this particular volume. I was thinking that this whole story where our protagonists settle down again would feel too much like other story arcs that we've seen already. Well, I'm glad to say that's not the case with this one. Instead of running away and giving up, Rick and the gang have decided to be a bit more proactive about their predicament. That has me eager to see how the next arc will turn out.

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