Starlord: This week DeadFett and I offer two books for your consideration. The first is the highly anticipated Secret Avengers #1 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato. I’m going to start by saying I loved this issue and found it so much more enjoyable than Avengers #1. From the opening sequence with Valkerie and Black Widow who are on the trail of an artifact of some kind, to the final moment when Sharon Stone is taken out by the Shadow Counsel, this book really moves. Each Avenger has a purpose which is shown in a logical way. It’s great to see Beast back as an Avenger and hints of the Serpent Society makes me quiver with anticipation. There’s no mindless banter and the story never meanders as Brubaker makes it obvious that this team, led by Steve Rogers himself, is the next great Avengers book. It’s pretty obvious I suppose, but I’m giving this two huge thumbs up with a couple of toes to boot. What did you think Mr. Fett?
DeadFett: To put it simply, I loved this book. Brubaker is one of my favorite writers and Deodato is one of my favorite artists. I was disappointed that Dark Avengers was ending but this book will no doubt replace it as a favorite for me. It was very well written as Brubaker sets up his first arc and introduces the team. I love how he made every member seem important to what Steve is planning. And of course, Deodato's art was spectacular. I think these two are a great fit together. Two huge thumbs up from me.
On to our next book, Power Girl #12. This issue was bittersweet for me. The issue was exactly what I expect from this creative team, fun with great art. However, this will be the last issue from this creative team. I'll give the new team a chance to win me over but that's going to be tough to do. I love the humorous tone that the writers have here and Conner's art is top notch. She was born to draw Kara in my opinion. There's a lot going on here as we get more from Satanna, Kara bonding with Atlee and the return of Vartox. All of it works well and flows very nicely. I hope the fun tome of this book continues with the new team. Huge thumbs up from me. What did you think my friend?
Starlord: I was looking forward to and dreading this issue all at once. It was a great way for them to wrap up their run, but I do fear that they’ve raised the bar so high on this series nobody can top it. I am very fearful of where this will go now, but the new team has my full support at this point. I’m really glad Vartox came back. He has to be one of my favorite characters that has been created in the DC Universe probably in the last ten years. I’m with you on the HUGE thumbs up for not only this issue but the last 11 as well.
So there you have it folks. DeadLord not only agrees with both books but in a huge way. If you haven’t read either of these books yet, pick them up. Pick up the entire first twelve issues of Power Girl, you’ll love them (unless you’re Twig because this is a fun book – tee hee). Until next time, DeadLord out!
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