Name: George Crawford
For Comics shipping on 05/22/13
- DAREDEVIL #26
- JUSTICE LEAGUE #20
- THE SIXTH GUN #31
- UNCANNY AVENGERS #8AU
- UNCANNY X-MEN #6
- AVENGERS #12
- NOWHERE MEN #5
- FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY #3
- HALF PAST DANGER #1
- BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM #2
- BATMAN, INCORPORATED #11
- STAR WARS: LEGACY #3
- LOBSTER JOHNSON: SATAN SMELLS A RAT (ONE SHOT)
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May 17, 2013 1:58 pm Saw Into Darkness earlier this week, and I have to say I absolutely adored every second of it!!! As a lapsed Trek fan whose first exposure to the ST universe came from repeated viewings of the second and third movies, I thought the reversal of the Wrath of Kahn scene was pretty clever and quite affecting, and for me all of the lead actors played their roles impeccably. I found myself wishing at points in the first Abrams Trek that they could have magically de-aged Shatner, Nimoy et al and had them play the iconic roles again, but with this one I found myself completely at ease with all of the portrayals, loving in particular Pine, Quinto and Urban's turns as kirk, Spock and Bones. This was a five star movie all the way for me- great acting, story, effects...everything, basically! Would go see it again in a heartbeat!
April 22, 2013 2:21 pm I remember this coming out when I was at high school, and in those days big movies didn't make it into UK cinemas until months after their US release, so spoilers be damned I must have read this thing about twenty times before I even saw the film. Da Ordster sure did himself proud on this book- it was just gorgeous. I think the problem with a lot of movie adaptations that followed it was that they were cheap cash ins in most cases, thrown together by creative teams who were a) not spectacular, and b) not particularly invested in the material. I would love to see movie adaptations make a comeback, but only if they were of a calibre similar to this, Al Williamson's beautiful Empire Strikes Back and Blade Runner works, or , to pick a more recent example, the Django Unchained book, every issue of which has been a pick of the week contender for me.
April 4, 2013 5:18 am Like Michael earlier in the comment thread, I'll have to wait for this one in my monthly subscription box from Forbidden Planet (and you thought bi-weekly was a long wait, Michael!), so I should be able to read it next week. Just based on the creative team, the cover and this review, though, I'm pretty much sure it will be my Pick of the Week too. Just the thought of seeing Simonson draw Thor again makes me feel like a kid again! :-)
December 8, 2012 2:43 am Forgive me for being crude, but it ain't the deer on that Fairest cover that I find vaguely hypnotic.... Nobody draws a great-lookin' semi-nekkid lady like Adam Hughes! :-o
December 5, 2012 6:35 pm Sorry, hit the "publish review" button mid-sentence by accident! The rest of my review follows: ...by giving me a second lacklustre installment so soon after the iffy first, Marvel have made it clear that this, for now the biggest misstep in the NOW relaunch, is a title I can easily live without. With so many good books coming out right now, there's no way I can afford to waste $8 a month (or UK equivalent thereof) on bad ones.
November 19, 2012 6:45 pm And- hey!- it's only $2.99! Way to go, Marvel, resisting the double shipping AND the $3.99 price tag. If only you had done that with the entire NOW line!!!!!
November 19, 2012 6:38 pm I do buy a good few $3.99 books, but they would definitely be the first to go if I had to cut my pull list down. I feel that $3.99 for a DC book with 30 pages of story content is a pretty fair deal, whereas paying $3.99 for a Marvel book with only 20 pages of story is a bit of a raw deal. Having said that there are some Marvel titles at the higher price point that are very good. I haven't bought a Bendis written book since the majority of his titles increased their price for the simple reason that I feel he is not a writer who can deliver a satisfying read in 20 pages. His de-compressed style of storytelling just doesn't cut it for me at four bucks a pop. Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder, however (to name just two), seem to be consciously making an extra effort to give readers a denser, more satisfying read for their money. I think I got as much story out of the first issue of Thor: God of Thunder as I probably will out of the first three of All New X-Men (which I'm about to give a try, mainly due to Immonen's art and the great Skottie Young variant cover which I managed to snag at cover price). I guess what it comes down to at the end of the day is, whatever the price point, do I consider a book good value for money? Batman at $3.99? Yes. A Bendis Avengers book? I don't think so. Would the $3.99 price tag deter me from trying a new title I thought had a great creative team or a lot of story potential? Absolutely not.
November 19, 2012 10:49 am Damn it, there's another Marvel Now launch I'm going to have to try! Thanks, Paul! :-(
September 28, 2012 9:53 pm Hey, Fo Sho, ain't you reading Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan?!? They got your Hughes interiors right there, dude! And continuing the Hughes/Alan Moore vibe from the LOEG sketch to boot!
September 23, 2012 3:56 am P.S. I think labelling this review as "spoiler free" is largely redundant, as I can't recall the existence of a single plot twist or surprise in the whole damn movie. Unless I missed a post-credits introduction of the Dark Judges or something.... :-)