Comics: Mini Rambles – August 7, 2013

Trying out a new column title. What do ya’ll think of Comics: Unrambles?


Avengers A.I. #2

Dark and fun, and forces you to question who’s side you are on. Sentient armour. Doombot tells off a statue. A relatively straightforward story that still leaves you with some mysteries.


Daredevil Dark Nights #3

The third part to a quick three issue story, that doesn’t necessarily have to fit into continuity. This issue isn’t a beautifully simple as the last ones have been, but it is still wonderful. And even though the story is somewhat predictable, it lets the art and the characters absolutely shine.


Earth 2 #15

Even though this issue felt kind of… scattered, I’m still looking forward to seeing what happens next. And while gorgeous isn’t normally the word I’d use to describe action scenes, that’s what they were. I haven’t felt as connected to this series in recent issues, but more characters keep appearing that I want to know more about, so I continue to read it.


Green Arrow #23

While I don’t mind back story, it often throws the reader out of the story. This issue didn’t have that problem in the slightest. The back story felt like it flowed out of and right back into the action, and the visuals used to tell it were stunning.


Iron Man #14

Even without a lot of surprises, the tension is high as the action moves forward. Though it might be better seen as a build up to the next issue, that takes nothing away from the story. And hearing Tony talk to P.E.P.P.E.R. is always a pleasure.


The Movement #4

Despite the flashback scenes feeling somewhat out of place, it helps to understand where some of the characters are coming from, especially with a cast this large. I enjoyed the first three issues, but I wasn’t completely sold on this series. After this one, I’ll definitely be coming back for more.


Swamp Thing #23

Swamp Thing. Constantine. An evil Whisky Tree. Even though this issue felt somewhat rushed, it still had an evil Whisky Tree in it. How cool is that!?


Trillium #1

A love story separated by time and distance, thousands of years and opposite ends of the universe. The book can start at either end, leaving it up to the reader (or to chance) to decide which character will be your “main character.” In all honesty, if you didn’t pick this up, turn around, go back to your comic shop, and buy it right now.


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