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The Spinrack: Retro Reviews #12

Written by GLX on Saturday, July 17 2010 and posted in Reviews

Another trio of Peter David comics. What makes this edition worth checking out? A review of Young Justice #1.

Captain Marvel #2(2002)

Genis has gone crazy, while Rick Jones seeks the advice Shinga Doom (in the Microverse). The combination of Chriscross' pencils and Chris Sotomayor's colors is an eye catching treat. The real highlight of the issue is the way that Peter David handles the interactions between Frank Castle and Genis. The cliffhanger didn't intrigue me, but the character work has me hooked.

8* out of 10*

The Incredible Hulk #417(1994)

This issue is brought to you by Peter David and Gary Frank. Rick Jones and Marlo are getting married, but before that happens there will be partying. Some of the drama in the beginning did nothing for me. That being said, the rest of the issue is flat out charming. There are some great scenes with Cap, Hercules and Marlo's mom. Oh, and the shocking secret that the cover promises is great. Frank's art is solid. An interesting part about it is that I can see some shades of his current style, within the pages. Cool stuff all around.

8* out of 10*

Young Justice #1(1998)

The JLA has loaned three young heroes (Robin, Impulse and Superboy) an old meetng place for them to use. Meanwhile, something odd is at an archaeological dig. Peter David has a nice grasp on what makes the main characters tick. The secondary characters, however, are nothing to write home about. Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker may not be the best penciller/inker team in the world, but they help to enhance the comic's fun nature. The art is filled with energy and avoids static storytelling shortcuts that are prevalent in modern comics.

7.6* 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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