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The Spinrack: Retro Reviews #1

Written by GLX on Wednesday, October 07 2009 and posted in Reviews

GLX reviews a trio of old Peter David comics.

Captain Marvel #1(2000)

This issue marks the second part of Peter David's first run with Genis(NOTE: Captain Marvel #0 was the first issue of Peter David's run, kids). Chriscross is the penciller, on a story that features Genis seeing things that are not there. The thing is that those things end up happening in the future. The art clearly tells the story effectively and the writing is sharp. I'm not sure if I would pick up issue #2, on the spot, but I enjoyed what I read.

7.7* out of 10*

Captain Marvel #1(2002)

Peter David's second run with Genis started with this issue, which features Genis getting in over his head, with his cosmic awareness. Chriscross pencils this first issue, as he did with Captain Marvel #1 in 1999. The difference is that there are no inks. The art can look a little muddy at times, but it looks great, for the most part. David's writing is strong. The way he handles Genis' dilemma is well done and the dialogue is spot on. I was fascinated by this issue when I was in high school and it fascinates me still, even though I'm in college. If you want to get into Peter David's Captain Marvel work, I'd suggest this as a good starting point.

8* out of 10*

X-Factor #71(1991)

The first issue of Peter David and Larry Stroman's run features the forming of the new version X-Factor. The squad is government sponsored team, consisting of mutants, led by Havoc. For the most part, the writing and the art are solid. At times, the writing and the art can be a bit off, but it works for the most part. If I'm in the mood to pick up a back issue, I might head straight towards the next issue to see what happens next.

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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