Sunday, July 20, 2008

Was it worth it? July 20th 2008

A new feature where I sum up the weeks releases, as seen here.

Marvel have been releasing some fantastic Avengers material this last few months, tying in with the main 'Secret Invasion' title. This week saw the release of 'Mighty Avengers #16, with the back-story on how Elektra became a Skrull. This issue was not as involving as recent issues, there were no real revelations, no 'wow' moments. For that, you needed to be reading 'Marvel 1985 #3', because there were some disturbing scenes, not least a woman cradling her baby, singing a lullaby and......i'll say no more. It has to be seen, not spoiled. Best title of the week, getting an 8.5 out of 10 from me.

Elsewhere, another Zombie title surfaced, 'ZMD Zombies of Mass Destruction', which was okay - a decent enough premise, nicely paced, reasonable cliffhanger (that you could see waaay off, but anyway). Worth getting #2 for anyway. 'FoolKiller - White Angels' #1 (Marvel Max) sees white supremacists loose in LA. Great art and a nicely paced story. A bit generic, but in a good way, because it is so well told. It will also make you angry, but that is probably the point. Up there with the best this week.

So was it worth it? Well, 2 great titles, 2 good titles. 'Foolkiller' and 'ZMD' are worth following up on, and 'Marvel 1985' gets better and better.

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