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RUviews - Season 2 Episode 10

Written by GHERU on Monday, May 24 2010 and posted in Podcasts

The most notable books from the past two weeks stuffed into 8 minutes.  Oh, and there is a really good chance that RU was drunk during the filming of this episode.

Astonishing X-Men Xenogenesis #1, Wolverine #900, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, The Avengers #1, American Vampire #3, and Ex Machina #49

as usual, text RUViews are below

Special Note – Having missed last week, I see no need for me to go into Siege.  That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the event, with the exception of Fallen Sun, witch I think gave me Hepatitis.  Oh, and some one put Brian Reed on a Warriors Three comic just so he can continue to write Volstag.

Astonishing X-Men Xenogenesis #1 – Before anyone asks, yes Ellis run on Astonishing X-Men (should) be ending this summer, and yes I have no faith that this book will come out anywhere near a regular schedule.  Other than that, I really enjoyed this book.  The art did take a minute to get used to, but once I did, it was really kind of neat.  Two notes about this book: (1) I have no idea when it takes place (in relation to Storm’s haircut), and (2) this is not for children.  Not only based on the story, but also the numerous ass and boob shots of Emma take this at least to a PG-13 level…or I am becoming a fuddy duddy.

Wolverine #900 – This is one of those special issues that, IMO, were totally worth the price.  There was only one story in this book that was bad, and I’d rate the rest of them well above average.  If you did not pick this up, read One Night Only, The Worst There Is, and Birthday Boy (one of 2[?] reprints).
Legion of Super-Heroes #1 – I like the Legion of Super-Heroes.  Hell I even liked the volume that ended ~2 years ago that most people didn’t, but this issue…I don’t know.  Maybe its because it is so steeped in what ever has been going on in Superman the past couple of years, or maybe its just a confusing book, but I need like a wikki page to understand this comic.  As a #1 issue, something that should be new reader friendly, this comic failed.

The Avengers #1 – Ok, I didn’t get into the Avengers until Disassembled, so I don’t have this nostalgic need for them to be facing cosmic threats and all that.  Even so, reading this issue made me very happy, except for the Spider-Woman panel where she looks like a cancer patient with AIDS, I really liked this comic and look forward to a ninja free Avenger book.

American Vampire #3 – I still don’t think this book is the end all be all comic book that most of the reviews I have read make it out to be, it is good, just not 10/10 good.  With that in mind, this issue was the strongest of three that have been put out so far.

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About the Author - GHERU

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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