Friday, June 12, 2009

Quick reviews of other comics released ths week (10/06/09)

Deadpool #11 (Marvel)

The cover (which is cover of the week without a doubt) should give you some idea about the contents, as Deadpool and Hawkeye continue their Battle Royal. Its slapstick with the emphasis on slap, and there are lots of meat cleavers and scenes in abattoirs and a guy who looks like the big bald guy who got in the way of an aeroplane propeller in Raiders of the Lost Ark. As well as all that, you get a glimpse of Deadpool and Hawkeye (aka Bullseye) in their school days, and Wade gets to fulfill a boyhood dream. Verdict - It's funny and throwaway, like I thought it would be. That is not a bad thing, in case you are wondering. Warning - this comic contains a meat suit. 7.5 out of 10.

The Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft #2 (Image)

This is a seriously good read. Lovecraft struggles with the mystery of the murdered seaman, a catatonic Mother, his own frustrated desires and the growing unease at what he may be unleashing. The art is beautiful, the dialogue and script pitch perfect and the the whole package is a real treat. Verdict - Wonderful. If you have any interest in HP Lovecraft, horror fiction or you just like to be surprised by GREAT comics, then get this, and issue 1. I give it 9 out of 10.