Pick of the Week:
Sixth Gun #28 - Cullen Bunn knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. The scenes in this book between Becky, the Wendigo, and Drake are some of the most suspenseful pages I have read in recent memory. Taking advantage of the medium, when I desperately wanted a page turn to bring some sort of resolution, I was whisked away to Gord and the rest of his rag tag group on their quest to find Beck and Drake. The Sword of Abraham is in pursuit, but the strength of Asher Cobb and the magic that Gord possess keep them one step ahead. Asher Cobb, who I initially didn't think much of, has really grown to be one of my favorite characters. Bunn must be credited for the amount of empathy and compassion I feel for an undead mummy and his lost love. I can't bring myself to rate them, but Sixth Gun, Locke and Key, and Mind MGMT are the three best comics on the market today.
Batman: The Dark Knight #16 - It has been a while since I visited the Dark Knight, having focused on Detective Comics and Batman, but I am quite pleased with this issue. The Mad Hatter is kidnapping dozens of people for an unknown reason and Batman is trying to get to the bottom of it. Mix in that Bruce's current love interest may know his secret. Nothing spectacular or wildly inventive, but Gregg Hurwitz spins a nice set-up for what looks like an enjoyable arc.
The Masters of the Universe: The Origin of He-Man #1 - When I saw this book released this month I figured it was time for a trip down memory lane. I was a He-Man fan as a youth and minus the live action movie, remember it fondly and even have a few toys that my son plays with. This book, however, did not provide the nostalgic feel I hoped for. It took too serious of a tone. The art, akin to the style of Boris Vallejo, doesn't allow for the tongue-in-cheek humor that this series used to provide. This book left me disappointed. Time to go play with my son's Mechaneck toy to cheer me up.
|This comic felt nothing like the series from my youth|