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    And the next one after is in July.


    that still seems so far away....the lament of the nerd.
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    Punisher #55 is a delightful read. I've grown used to consistent high-quality stuff from Garth Ennis. The dialogue is sharp, the plot is brilliantly developed, the excerpts of a book about Valley Forge are beautifully written, Nick Fury's guest appearance is great... only drawback is Goran Parlov's art: good artwork, but way below his excellent standards.

    Streets of Glory #4 is fucking fantastic. Another great work by Ennis this month, with the same sharp dialogue, brilliantly developed plot AND with Mike Wolfer's excellent artwork. His visual storytelling is his greatest strenght, never leaving a doubt on what's going on in each panel. And there's some dazzling ones, especially the one where a certain character is gutshot or when one leaps over two others.

    Thunderbolts #119 has the perfect balance of action and plot development. I love the things Osborn says while he's pissed off, and the action scenes are well-written by Warren and phenomenally drawn by Mike Deodato Jr., who, as usual, uses shadows gorgeously (notice how Samsom's fingers wrinkle his forehead when he fights back a telepathic attack). The double splash page with Swordman killing three enemies soldiers was a particularly nice touch.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2008
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    DMZ 29 - Ah, excellent, cease fires and elections! My favorite bit was probably the commentary on the effectiveness of the Surge, and the campaign poster/cover is pretty goddamn awesome as well.
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      CommentAuthormagsman
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2008 edited
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    Picked up the second Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse trade paperback, a saga fetchingly titled "It only hurts when I pee." The book made me laugh out loud a few times. And I dig Ben Templesmith's art. (Reminiscent of Sienkiewicz in the Elektra: Assassin days.) Fun stuff.
    • CommentAuthoredyhdrawde
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2008
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    X-Factor # - I really enjoy this book, and love David's take on the characters. I love the humor aspect of the book. Strong Guy never fails to make me laugh. Not a fan of the returning villian, but we shall see how it's handled.

    Wolverine #63 - Aaron continues to provide a good Wolvie. I Loved the in jokes about Wolverine being on the team of the week and seeming to be everywhere.

    Locke and Key #2- The first issue was great, the second issue was better. Loving the pacing of the story and the main characters. I must say it's my favorite book of the week.

    Fantastic Foour #555 - I'm torn. I think I liked issue 554 better than this issue. It felt like it lost steam to me from one issue to the next. I think a rereading is in order.
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      CommentAuthorJohn Keats
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I had my last week comics late and I don't understant warrenellis review on Echo by Terry Moore.
    first of all buy a comicbook made by a guy whose work you never liked is a mystery to me. secondly the art is not professionnal on the firt ten pages? buy a new pair of eyes, this is as beautiful as SIP was.
    finally Terry Moore has difficulties to be a Sf writer? I'm sorry but I'm lost with this one too. this is a first issue, a very quiet and slow paced one, ok, but I think that this is too a good introduction of the main character, there is good action and so far the plot seems interesting.
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    first of all buy a comicbook made by a guy whose work you never liked is a mystery to me.

    Oh, I can appreciate his technical skills, and a new work by anyone who's completed a major graphic novel is always worth a few quid of my money.
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2008
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    DMZ 29 reminded me how much I love the book. The single issues were a bit hit and miss for me as they came out (better read again later mind you) but this one instantly grabbed my interest. I like how things are coming together and now we know the major players we get what is happening by a brief refrence. The world is more real now. And the ending exchange was perfect with Matty's only response being "Shit!" over and over.

    The second Wormwood trade (whch I had no damn clue was even coming out until earlier this week) was oh so damn funny. When I stop to think about the book, really not much feels to be happening. Things go to shit, some big explosions happen on tentacle monsters and things are fixed. But the hell if I can't stop reading it and anticipating the next trade. My favorite part of the book was the single story at the end about the four horseman, Wormwood telling everyone he had just saved the world by talking on the phone and no one believing him was great.

    Serenity 1 felt like part of an episode up until the first commercial break. Interested how them being rich will change things, I mean we know it will go to shit but how? Just like the Buffy books it's for those of us who just want more of our dearly departed show.

    Screamland 1 is interesting, Frankenstein's monster as a dried up movie actor. Really the next issue will decide whether or not I stick around. I'm left a bit muddled on how I feel about the issue as a whole.
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    I should say that a DMZ trade came out this week as well.


    !!!

    Didn't see it, but I'll look for it again next weekend.
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      CommentAuthorJohn Keats
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I've read the first issue of Young Liars by Dave Lapham. I'm not totally convinced, it seems very hard these days to make a punchy first comic book in an ongoing series, but I don't want to be too hard with Lapham, there are many goods things in this new gig. an interesting cast of characters well exposed, a good storytelling, the guy has experience in that field and you can see it at every panel, and the art is gorgeous, as always with him. but I don't know, maybe I have difficulties with the kind of character he writes here : this kick ass, amazing, I don't care about life because i'm going to die girl. this is borderline at best, I don't know if it will be interesting after a few issues.

    another great read was Palookaville #19 by Seth. the guy loves Chris Ware and his work, you can tell, and this is the kind of influence I like in an artist. the story seems at first a little boring, a middle aged guy is depressed by the departure of his mother in a retirement house, but after 20 pages of reading you can see a great tale of simple things, very sensitive stuff, he explains every details in his mother room, and the connection with his past is very well written, like the madeleine de Proust.
    thank you drawn and quaterly, and thank you Seth!