It's another edition of The Spinrack: Retro Reviews!
The Invisibles #1 (1994)
Dane McGowan is a British teenager with a rebellious streak. Unbeknownst to him, he's about to be caught in a war between forces of oppression and freedom. I'll admit that Grant Morrison's writing didn't click with me at first. The first half is bogged down by some trippy material that doesn't gel well; however, the second half of the comic kicks things into full gear.
"Make no mistake, boys: we will make you conform. And, what is more, in the end you will thank us for it."
Steve Yeowell's is alright, for the most part. The artistic highlight of the comic is his depiction of King Mob summoning John Lennon. It's a wonderful sight thanks to the help of Daniel Vozzo and Electric Crayon. The Invisibles #1 started off on the wrong foot, but gained a lot of momentum in the end.
8* out of 10*
Superman Adventures #44 (2000)
In this issue, Commander hypnotizes the citizens of Metropolis to get them to kill Superman. While I'm a fan of the issue's premise, David Micheline's writing is subpar. Aluir Amancio's and Terry Austin's work captures the artistic style of the Superman animated series, but it does nothing to really stand out on its own.
5.5* out of 10*
Uncanny X-Men #421 (2003)
In this issue, Havok gets engaged to Polaris. Their engagement is handled rather poorly. When Polaris pops the question, Havok barely gets a word in before people congratulate him. Also, it turns out that mutants can't get AIDS and Havok asks Polaris if she wants to read smut (among other items). Only in a Chuck Austen comic, folks. Ron Garney's art just doesn't do it for me. Even with Mark Morales inks, it just looks off. It doesn't help that JD Smith's colors aren't the best in the world.
2.5* out of 10*
Written or Contributed by: GLX
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About the Author - GLX
For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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