Hating a book because its good! Has RU finally joined the dark side of fanboydom?
Brightest Day #0, The Flash #1, Ultimate X #2, Siege: Young Avengers, Siege: Loki, Siege: Captain America, New Mutants #12, And Fables #94
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Brightest Day #0 – I won’t lie, I picked up this book because I got it for 99 cents. I don’t really understand most of the characters – the Hawk people are reincarnated Egyptian aliens cops? – And nothing in this issue really made me think that it was anything less than a continuation of DC's and Geoff Johns’ mutual masturbation of the Silver Age.
The Flash #1 – This book, on the other had, pissed me off because it was so damn good. I really wanted to hate it so that DC would be forced to bring back Wally, instead I got an entertaining comic that made me want to pick up issue 2. There, of course are problems, but they are over shadowed by a book that was better than it had any right to be.
Ultimate X #2 – Speaking of books that are better than they have the right to be, Ultimate X 1 and 2 are the only Ultimate books I have read since Ultimatum that make me a little curious to see how that universe is going.
Siege: Young Avengers - Marvel, cause I know you are watching this, I am sick and tired of waiting for Allan Heinberg to grace us with his presence again. Three diferent writers and artists have shown great ability in bringing these characters to life and while I applaud the fact that some of them have been allowed to move on to bigger books, there is no reason that most of the Young Avengers sit on the side lines.
Siege: Loki – The best of the Siege books this week. Really felt like I was inside the character of Loki and his motivations. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. My only complaint would be the art, and if you wanted Steve Dillon to draw the book you should have just asked him to.
Siege: Captain America – One of the most boring and poorly drawn books I have read in a long time. Where the other Siege one-shots were able to maintain the stress and feel of the event, this issue felt more like “deep” middle school poetry with art that could have used anatomy lessons from Rob Liefeld.
New Mutants #12 – I am digging this X-event more and more, and maybe its because I just re-read X-Tinction Agenda, but I totally geeked out when Cameron Hodge’s head was placed on his spider-cyborg body. Just a reminder, we still need to know what Starlord will have to do once he loses The Bet.
Fables #94 – For the first time since The Great Fables Crossover This book feels like it is finding its way back on track. The Rose Red scenes are heartbreaking and the anxiety levels of the other Farm residents in relation to the Dark Man, Geppetto, and Red are evident throughout this issue. With 6 issues to go till #100 I have faith that Fables will return to its former glory.
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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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