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Dark Reign: Skrull Kill Krew TPB Review

Written by GLX on Saturday, February 06 2010 and posted in Reviews
GLX reviews Dark Reign: Skrull Kill Krew TPB.


Writer: Adam Felber
Pencillers: Paulo Siquera, Mark Robinson and Rob DiSalvo
Inkers: Amilton  Santos, Paulo Siquera, Mike Getty with Mark Robinson
and Rob DiSalvo
Colorists: Chris Sotomayor and Andres Mossa

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of reading the original Skrull
Kill Krew series. It was wild, unique and entertaining. The Krew would
make in an appearance in Avengers: The Initiative story that tied into
Secret Invasion. It didn't blow me away, but I was glad to see (what
remained of) the Krew. I got a chance to read a Krew story by the
writer of Dark Reign: Skrull Kill Krew in Dark Reign: New Nation, but
I wasn't impressed. When a trade for Dark Reign: Skrull Kill Krew was
available at my local library I picked it up, out of curiosity. Would
I find a killer read or would it be a weak read?

Secret Invasion may be over, but there are still plenty of Skrulls
around; and when there are Skrulls, the Skrull Kill Krew aren't far
behind.The Krew consisting of...well....Ryder, Riot and the heads of
their teammates. Things get complicated with the Krew and a secret
will change their team forever.

Felber gets the crew. His writing brings an action packed tale with
plenty of messed up elements. As I mentioned in the introduction, I
didn't enjoy his first shot at a Skrull Kill Krew tale, but the main
chunk of the trade shows that he has improved with his handling of the
cast. Some of his attempts at humor fall flat for me, though. The
ending could've been handled better. It wasn't necessarily rushed, but
it just felt off. With that being said, I can't say that his writing
wasn't entertaining.

The art in the prologue was adequate, but it didn't do anything for
me. With the mini series' art, it matches the tone of Felber's
writing. The art style is not my taste, but it gets the job done.

Dark Reign: Skrull Kill Krew is entertaining. I wouldn't call it a
must buy, but it is definitely worth a look. It's not a comic that
will break the mold, but it's a fun read.

7* 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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