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The Spinrack - 9/26/09

Written by GLX on Saturday, September 26 2009 and posted in Reviews
GLX reviews this week's new releases with the added bonus of a wacky retro review.

Fantastic Four #571

Hickman and Eaglesham deliver an interesting issue. The alternate reality Reeds come as cool. The Farm is probably the coolest concept of the issue. Don't ask me why, but it just reeks of cool. Next issue's throw-down should be fun to read.

8* out of 10*

Giant Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan #1


In all seriousness, this comic brought the fire. After following Logan's path of pain, he finally gets back to be the Logan that fans love. First off, McNiven delivers his A game with the art. Millar doesn't pull any punches with the writing. The writing is straight up kick ass, that includes some bad ass moments peppered within the pages. It's a strong finale that makes me wish for a sequel. Now, some folks are complaining about the price and the backmatter. I won't lie - it's weak. However, this is Millar's best work yet(let alone the best thing that Marvel has published all year). Millar and McNiven earned the $5.

8.8* out of 10*

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

DnA deliver another fun issue of Guardians of the Galaxy. The writing is strong, as always. I love the warped ages of the Guardians and it delivers a nice change of pace. The breakout star of this comic is Wes Craig. His work reminds me of Frazer Irving and Pascal Ferry. Keep your eye on him, folks. He's a star, in the making.

8* out of 10*

Retro Review of the Week:

Billy the Marlin #1(1996)

In this tale by Mark Bernardo and Alex Saviuk, Peter Parker and Mary Jane are at a Florida Marlin's game, with Mary's aunt. Suddenly, Doctor Doom appears to capture Jeff Conine for his elite Latverian baseball team. Unfortunately for Doom, Spiderman and.....Billy the Marlin stand in his way. The writing is so absurd that it's a joy to read. For goodness sakes, Billy the Marlin is spraying doombots, with his water gun. The art is standard fare. It manages to tell the story in a clear fashion, without dazzling the reader. Definately worth a look, if you're looking for a silly comic.

7.8* out of 10*

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For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers about comics, video games, and other stuff. He currently resides in The South. You can catch him in the forums or @glxwriter on Twitter.



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