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RUviews - Season 2 Episode 12

Written by GHERU on Wednesday, June 09 2010 and posted in Podcasts

Either comics are getting better, or RU is getting better at not reading crap. Either way, two weeks in a row where RU liked all of his books to one degree or another.


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Avengers Prime #1, N. #4 (of 4), Thanos Imperative #1, Serenity: Float Out, The Bulletproof Coffin #1, IZombie #2, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 and Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1

as usual, text RUViews are below



Avengers Prime #1 - As I have said before, I came into the Avengers with New Avengers, so I have very little history with the big three working together.  Wit that in mind, I really liked this comic, it reminded me of three brothers getting together, we know they love each other but they can’t help but fight and bicker.  Alan Davis’ art made this feel like that classic super hero book that has been missing from the Avengers for a while.  Of course, as a mini, nothing important will happen, but #1 was a fun book.

N. #4 (of 4) – great mini-series and I hope for those who missed it the collected edition isn’t as expensive as I think it will be.  The story combined with the art did a wonderful job of being creepy and engrossing.

Thanos Imperative #1 – If you have not been reading Marvel’s cosmic books, you made a bad choice.  Thanos Imperative is shaping up to be second only to the original Annihilation.  The scene with Drax and Thanos is worth it alone, that and the Lovecraft versions of our heroes.  Get this book, it may be the last time we see the Guardians of the Galaxy in print.

Serenity: Float Out – I funeral issue for Wash, as some of his old friends get together and tell stories.  A nice read for firefly fans, but no real movement of the overall story.

The Bulletproof Coffin #1 – This book is that quintessential Indy book, great ideas, pretty good delivery, and random shots at mainstream comics.  It reminds me of Alan Moore’s Albion mixed with pseudo-Peter Milligan art and a dash of Ellis’ humor.  It tries a bit hard, but worth getting #2 to see where it goes.

IZombie #2 – buy these books now before you miss out have to trade wait.  I’d say #2 was better than #1 and did a great job of moving the story forward and expanding the universe without making it seem forced.

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 and Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1 – read Mouse Guard.  This is how you make all ages books into art.  Compelling stories with no wasted dialogue, space, or pages.  Everything moves the characters forward and tells stories that everyone can enjoy.

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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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