Weird Worlds #1:
let's do this one at a time, shall we?
i'm a big fan of Ordway from way back to his All-Star Squadron days in the early 80s, and the man can still bring it. this story looks great. however, van Hook, the author of the single worst comic i read in 2009 (Oracle: The Cure) does nothing but deliver a standard, boring, mediocre, "seen one, you've seen em all" tale of Lobo, who ranks right there with Herper, Trampantula, Superboy-Whine, and the emntire LoSH as my least favorite DC characters. nothing new, nothing original, nothing interesting.
Story: 3 (almost any other character would've probably gotten a 5)
Lopresti does OK here, better storytelling than i expected (although filled with very old school, expository flashback), but it's basically a less interesting rehash of Swamp Thing, and i'm not even a fan of him. there's certainly nothing that looks interesting enough here to make me want to grab following issues. and i feel Lopresti's art is better suited to capes & tights like WW or the JLI than dark, shambling monster characters, so the whole thing felt like a bit of a waste
you can tell from the page 1 splash who drew this sucker, as Maguire remains forever the master of facial expressions. and you can also tell his writing style is HEAVILY infuenced by his old running buddies Giffen and DeMatteis. nothing but quirky monologue throughout, by a character from whom traces of humor come out of, but not enough to really grab hold. it's a damn pretty entry in this book, but all in all the intro to Tanga just doesn't grab me, and certainly doesn't make me care about learning any more about her or following where this goes
Overall Art: 8.33
Overall Story: 4.33
Total Review: 5.0 (dropped 1.33 for making me buy a goddamn Lobo book to get Maguire goodness elsewhere)
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