Due to depression and a need to find joy somewhere this crappy football Sunday, RU returns with a third season of RUviews.
Batman #703, X-Force: Sex & Violence #3, X-Men #3, American Vampire #6, and Daytripper #10 with a Ask RU and a special message.
as usual, text RUViews are below
Batman #703 – It's amazing, after years of so called A-list writers on this book, we get one of the best Batman book in a long time from one of the most underrated creators of our time: Fabian Nicieza. Fabian again proves that he not only respects the characters more than he feels the need to revolutionize the medium, but also he may be the one of the best "teen" character writers out there today, second only, to Kyle and Yost, and that is arguable.
X-Force: Sex & Violence #3 – Speaking of Kyle and Yost (and a title Fabian started); Sex and Violence was a fun filler series that lived up to its name. My only problem, besides the over use of Domino's real name, is that this is the last Kyle and Yost X-Force for a while and I am dreading Remender's version because I have yet to be impressed.
X-Men #3 – Ugh, just ugh. This book should be all about the fun and action and violence, instead what we get is poorly written telegraphed endings with lame dialogue and uneccesary tie-ins. Three issues in and I are already ready for my preorders to run out. If you haven't yet, don't bother with this book.
American Vampire #6 – Two things about American Vampire #6: (1) – it is the beginning of a new story line that is, so far, very accessible to new readers and (2) I have an interview with the author, Scott Snyder, coming up later this month the Sunday before the first trade comes out (September 26th), so if any of you have questions you'd want me to ask, please let me know.
Daytripper #10 – G-ddamnnit was this a great series. Daytripper 1-10 is in my top 5 list of greatest 10 issues of a comic book of all time, and I will be double dipping in February with the hard cover comes out. Issue 10 was a perfect ending to an almost perfect series at, and I am not ashamed to admit this, made me emotional on more than on occasion. If you did not pick this up, preorder the trade now and see what comics can do.
Ask RU – Q - from youtube viewer liamperrylloyd – "out of any marvel hero or villain who would u like to stay dead?"
A – I really tried to come up with a clever or unique response to this, Liam, but I have to go with my gut here and say Jean Grey. More so than Superman, the best thing she ever did was die...five times. Her death has allowed for Scott to finally have some character growth, maybe not growth everyone likes, but growth nonetheless. Furthermore, it has allowed Scott and Logan's relationship to move past the who loves Jean more phase it was stuck in for over a decade. Finally, I never really liked her all that much, and to paraphrase Jack Nicholson from Batman; "I'm glad she's dead."
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