GLX is back with The Spinrack: Retro Reviews! Check out GLX's thoughts on some old first issues.
Catwoman is an infamous thief in Gotham City. She currently works for Bane, but that doesn't mean that she lacks any goals of her own. Jo Duffy's writing is nothing special, but it keeps the action going. Some of the story elements did seem a little bit off and the anti-smoking message that Duff put in the comic was over the top, in its delivery. Jim Balent is well known for his depiction of the female form. Even though it can be obnoxious, Dick Giordano's inks keep Balent's pencils from getting out of hand. Still, the art doesn't wow me, by any means.
5.5* out of 10*
Eden's Trail #1(2003)
The first part of this mini series is by Chuck Austen and Steve Uy. It follows the events of the robbery at The Eden(a bar in a westernesque land). The writing is entertaining. This may shock some folks, since Chuck Austen wrote the script and co-plotted it, but this is Steve Uy's comic. Sure, it ventured off from what he originally wanted to do with it, but he is the main creative force within this comic. His art is solid and suits the Marvelscope format well. This comic ends with a nice cliffhanger, so I might just review another issue sometime soon.
7.4* out of 10*
Nova #1 (1999)
Richard Rider's life isn't going so well. The New Warriors are breaking up, he's seen as a chump in the super-hero community, and an alien named Nebula is out to kill Richard. Fun times. Erik Larsen's writing is old school, but that's not a good thing. The plot and the dialogue lack any punch. There's nothing memorable about it. Joe Bennett's pencils are better than Larsen's writing, but it's not grade A material.
5* out of 10*
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