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The Spinrack - 9/9/09

It's been a while, but GLX is back to review some comics.

Amulet vol. 2

Holy shit. Kazu Kibuishi makes most creators looks like chumps. The art is stunning and should earn him A list status, in the comic community. His writing is sharp. The fundamentals are solid and he doesn't aim for grand statements, but for solid and consistent dialogue. Buy it now.

9* out of 10*

Batman and Robin #3


Well, that's was wild. No doubt that this was well written, but Pyg was a bit too odd. Still, Quitely brought the fire.

8* out of 10*

Ultimate Comics Spiderman #2


Another solid showing from Bendis and LaFuente. Mysterio, Kitty, and the mother/daughter crime duo bring the cool. Oh, and the interaction between Gwen and Peter was enjoyable.

8* out of 10*

Retro Reviews!

Global Frequency #7(2003)

God, that was brutal. Warren Ellis and Simon Bisley craft a vicious tale involving a group of terrorists led by a man who thinks that humanity is at its peak when there is war. Thankfully, the Global Frequency is there to stop them. Bisley's art is a bit off kilter, but it suits the story.

8* out of 10*

Fantastic Four #60(2002)

The first issue of Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's legendary run is an interesting look at what makes the Fantastic Four tick. The writing and art are just charming. Waid clearly knows what makes the group tick. Check it out, even if you have a passing interest in the Fantastic Four.

8.1* out of 10*

Adventures in the DC Universe #1(1997)

Steve Vance and John Delaney deliver a by the numbers tale about the JLA. This version of the JLA is based around Grant Morrison's JLA roster. Every member of the JLA is dealing with a foe of their own(Superman vs. Parasite, Batman vs. Scarecrow, etc.) when they all manage to vanish from the fight. The comic plays it safe, on every front, and the ending doesn't help it at all.

5.1* out of 10*

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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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