Rocketeer from Marvel’s Daredevil
So finally after going through v1 and Presents for the second time and The Children’s Crusade for the first time (loved it), I jumped on Young Avengers volume 2 and I thought it was very good, if not perfect.
The art is incredible, no problems there.
The character development is great, no problems there either.
Only two things left me a little unsatisfied:
1.It’s ok, actually, it’s great that Kate is so casual about her sexual life, and yet she’s not objectified because of it (uhm, hello Starfire?), but she would know that she just slept with one of her earliest foes. Come on.
2.As sweet as the Billy/Teddy scene was, it felt like a rehash of their last scene in Children’s Crusade, which was actually paced better than here. I would have thought they were past that stage of Billy moping and Teddy serving some tough love realness. “We’re sickening aren’t we” was hilarious though.
All in all I liked it, but I see it more as the beginning of something great rather than something great in and of itself. Although I have to say the Miss America/Loki scene was fantastic.
Also, the comments to Kelly Thompson’s article are disgusting but what else is new. Oh ye generic comic book fanboy, what a revolting creature you are. I don’t agree with Kelly’s review fully, but she makes some great points and obviously the bigoted morons come out of the woodwork..
Oh and btw, Billy? - bringing back to life your Skrull mother-in-law? Not your brightest idea buddy.
Ironically, re-reading Marvel’s Young Avengers v1 makes me miss DC’s fun DCU books. God I miss Steph Brown and Wally West so much.
Btw, Billy Kaplan and Kate Bishop are the best new Marvel characters of the last 10 years.
Thanks to you, Jeff Lemire, I almost broke my iPad.
WITH MY TEARS.
I know I know, WHAT ELSE IS NEW.
But sometimes I like to pretend that Tumblr is the world and everything’s DC Women Kicking Ass, 3 Chicks Review Comics, Greg Rucka & Gail Simone, Waffles for Stephanie, Young Avengers fandom and all those great open-minded comic book related stuff.
Then I go back to my usual comic book forums and man oh man.
So I’m doing custom figurines of the Authority and I posted something like “I’m going to make Midnighter next because I already made his husband” and somebody corrected me and said “I thought you already made the wife :snickeringsmiley:”
Head, meet wall.
I hate people.
If you like what you’ve seen on this tumblr so far…it’ll be more of the same. Probably more focused on my art but not exclusively.
A couple of weeks ago there was a small comic book sale at a local bookstore and I decided to pick up a few trades of The Walking Dead because I’ve been wanting to check it out for ages.
And I was hooked. Like, I finished what I had bought in a couple of days and went back for more and I got all the remaining issues up to the latest one. One more book for my pull list, ok.
It’s really pretty great, especially the first arcs. I guess it gets a bit repetitive. Ok, not a bit. A LOT. The basic plot goes in circles, but I guess it is more or less intentional? I like the idea that these very flawed characters try to improve themselves over and over again only to be drawn back to their primal instincts by the brutality of what is around them. Having read 100+ issues in just over a week I had a pretty clear idea of how all the main players - especially Rick, Carl and Andrea - just seem to sink further and further into what is making them as lost as the actual walking dead.
There are also a few things I do not like about the book - especially the last 10 issues or so. Repetition in this context, as I said, can work, but the latest ongoing arc starts out in a way that is simply too close to the series’ most popular arc (the one with the Governor). I guess that Kirkman wants to play it differently this time, but I wish we could have just moved on to a different kind of plot. Also, I don’t mind the gore, but the handling of Glenn’s death just felt like a stunt, being placed in issue 100 and all. Also, I really liked Glenn. But you can’t really get attached to characters in this book, it’s too dangerous! I hope Michonne and Andrea can make it to the end, they’re awesome.
Carl, on the other hand, needs to go. I’ve grown to seriously hate that creepy little shit. What saddens me is that he seems to be the character that embodies Kirkman’s point of view, in an exaggerated way of course, but I have found throughout the series thinly veiled praise of the emotionless, fascist superiority that Carl is growing into, and that bothers me.
Anyway, it’s a good book. Again, I’m not sure I like Kirkman’s politics, but I could be reading too much into it. I never even read an interview with the man so I will hold my judgement.
And now I’m about to start the TV show!
-The movie Kiss of the Spider Woman has nothing to do with Jessica Drew
-Rufus Wainwright’s song Jericho has nothing to do with Joey Wilson
-The book Will Grayson, Will Grayson is not about Dick Grayson’s weird uncle
Yep that was my week of utter disappointment.
(jk those were a good movie, a great song and a great book)