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RUviews #7 - for the week of 10/28/09

Written by GHERU on Tuesday, November 03 2009 and posted in Podcasts
So many comics, so few viewers. Reviewed this week - Blackest Night #4, Green Lantern #47, Batman #692, Ares #1, The List: Punisher, The List: Wolverine, X-Men Forever #10, Hulk #16, Incredible Hercules #137, Secret Warriors #9, Guardians of the Galaxy #19, Nova #30, Wolverine Weapon X #6, X-Force #20, X-Factor #50, New Avengers #58, Jack of Fables #39, Astro City Astra #2 of 2, and Northlanders #21

This past week I read 19 comics, and although I was able to get through 16 in last weeks RUviews, I do not think that I can do 19 in ten minutes, so I am going to skip over some comics. But, for you internet people, I will still post my text reviews (what I would have said) in the spoiler field below like I do every week. The comics I skip are those that are either in the middle of a story line so new readers probably wouldn’t jump in any ways, or ones where it’s the same review as it was last month.


Blackest Night #4 – So far the best of the series. That’s not saying much, but this issue almost sold me on the idea that Barry would be an interesting Flash…almost. Oh and characters I don’t care about died.

Green Lantern #47 – Sinestro has feelings that are pretty damn cool. As of now the Red Lanterns are the best of the bunch.

Batman #692 – what the hell happened in this book? Am I supposed to recognize the guy on the last page?

Ares #1 – this book was a lot better than it should be. If you have the extra income, this is basically a comic book action film.

The List: Punisher – this would have been a great last Punisher story, ala Punisher 2099, alas they ruined it with this stupid Frankencastle story.

The List: Wolverine – FantomX!!!!!! – too bad about the art. This story really is out of place with the other List books, but still nice to see FantomX

X-Men Forever #10 – Great jumping on issue. Instead of taking this book from X-Men 3, I recently learned in an interview I was a part of with Chris Claremont (link available at that Uncanny 279 is where this series picks up. Nice reveal on the last page

Hulk #16 – fuck you, I like this book and if more of you spent more time liking your books and not worrying so much about books you don’t like we’d all be happier.

Incredible Hercules #137 – fun book as usual.

Secret Warriors #9 – still highly overrated. And what the fuck is up with this being the story that leads into a book that came out 2 weeks ago? Stupid!

Guardians of the Galaxy #19 – This issue made me sad, in a good way, its nice to actually care about characters. Not a big fan of the art.

Nova #30 – meh, bring on #31 – Darkhawk!

Wolverine Weapon X #6 – This book was such a disappointment. I’ve been waiting for this issue, Aaron writing Wolverine in a crazy house, sign me up! No, execution was horrible ad the art does not fit this story at all. Needed to be Sam Keith like, instead we get this generic…blech

X-Force #20 – good issue, nice insights into Laura.

X-Factor #50 – read this yourself, it is too much to even try and explain. Worth it only for the new Layla status quo

New Avengers #58 –really liked the art, it’s amazing how just having the NextWave artist made this feel like NextWave. Story wise…pretty sub par, but may be worth it for he arc itself.

Jack of Fables #39 – I am so done with this book. It went form a must read to a must drop in the span of like 5 months, ever since the cross over. I love babe the Ox, but not enough to buy a comic for one page spread. Bye Bye Jack.

Astro City Astra #2 of 2 – I have no idea how people cannot be reading any and all Astro City books that come out. If you have never read any Astro City, the two issue limited series that this wrapped up is a wonderful place to start. Great art, great story, great characters. Read this book

Northlanders #21- this is a book that every 2, 4, 8, whatever months is its own jumping on point. If you like Vikings, fighting, and good comics red Northlanders. Its part balanced breakfast.


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RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time.  RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage.  Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write.  RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them.  RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor.  You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).


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