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It was a big shipment this past week, and as usual, we can’t cover it all.  So have it it you lot!


WilliamKScurryJr has pretty much had enough of this Jeph Loeb guy, but will he buy the next issue? Hulk #6 didn’t really seem worth the time. 

Story: 1 / Art: 3

Jeph Loeb, at this point in time, has nothing to offer comic book anymore. I don’t remember the last thing I read of his that I enjoyed, and I don’t understand why he gets high-profile gigs. Take this book — monthly fist fights between funny chromatic behemoths. If I wanted to see that, I’d visit my family on Christmas.

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bakakaba (say it out loud) weighs in with his take on Golly #2 by Phil Hester. We haven’t given the book much attention, but it’s not so bad, and you might want to take a look. 

Story: 5 / Art: 4

If you like books like Hellboy or Buffy you should be reading this book. Phil Hester has created a series with a hilarious cast of characters and a great premise and this issue is even better than the first. Golly is a typical redneck carnie repairman that has been blessed by a big mystic triangle to hunt down evil that didn’t get the universes memo about the apocalypse being canceled and in this issue he finds out he’s not alone.

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RipperSix also doesn’t like Jeph Loeb anymore, and why not add another voice to the chorus?  This time, it’s about The Ultimates 3 #5, but he did buy all 5 issues. 

Story: 1 / Art: 4

Jeph Loeb stinks, he just plain stinks. I’ve heard people talk about this book and that book, but if The Ultimates 3 and Hulk are any indicators, my 13 year-old can write better stories. I think everybody knew who The Panther was by issue #2, we never find out anything about the changes in Thor and Valkryie, and Quicksilver all of a sudden is a total dickwad. On top of that, we get a literal Duex Ex Machina to resolve the entire story. Nothing really happened between issues #1 and #5, so Loeb gets everything to wrap up before sticking us with the catalyst for the upcoming Ultimatum story.


pkbear stumbled onto some surprise comic book goodness with Flash Gordon #1, and he very much liked it. 

Story: 5 / Art: 5

Picked this up on a whim and was so glad I did. The artwork is brilliant, exaggerated physicality handled well to great effect, and the coloring is gorgeous and lush with dark tones handled well and not muddy. The script is equally good; there is action, humor, and a tease of sexual tension all handled so smoothly it just carries you along. 

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So, we’ve got two indie books, and two about why people don’t like Jeph Loeb.  It’s perhaps not the best representation of the week’s offerings, but when you shake the Magic 8-Ball of reviews, and that’s what you get. For some other perspectives, get over to the rest of the reviews.


  1. Yes Flash Gordon was surprisingly awesome

  2. Golly needs more iFanboy love.