No Hooded Justice to save you!
Every week, one of the ANTiFanboys will pick the top 3 comics they have read and write-up spoiler-free review for each.
Here are Jon’s picks for 6/6. Â Read ’em and weep.
1. Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1
Okay, so I’m not necessarily a Watchmen Purist or Fanboy but I do love the original. Â That being said, I didn’t like the idea of DC doing this solely based on the fact that the original Watchmen is a timeless classic. Â Anyway, you put Darwyn Cooke on an old-timey storyline, Watchmen or not, this guy is going to give you some gold. Â This issue did not blow me away by any means, contrary to what some of the other reviews out there are saying. Â What it did do though, is throw me back into the Watchmen universe as seamlessly as possible. Â Watchmen (the original) isn’t something you can read everyday, but there are some great backstory ideas in it that can allow real talent like Cooke to utilize and bring everyone, Watchmen fans and not, something fresh. Â A-
2. Ultimate Comics Spider-man #11
Bendis continues his avalanche of awesome here in this issue. Â Miles is going through some internal conflicts (he is Spider-man, after all) and starting to come into his own. Â One mini-spoiler: Â guy doesn’t even have web shooters yet! When is this gonna happen? Â This kid is about to face some school of hard knocks events in the near future, judging by the current story and what’s gonna happen in the coming issues. Â David Marquez isn’t my girl, Sara Pichelli, but he’s pretty damn good. Â This title continues to be one of the more solid and consistent superhero books coming out still. Â B
3. Â Action Comics #10
This title has had some serious ups and downs. Â Issue 9 especially. Â That was a real downer. Â Not in the sense that it was sad, emotionally. Â But in the sense that it was sad, suckingly. Â For some reason Grant Morrison can’t pick something to tell and stay with it. He keeps jumping around. Â And maybe this will all make sense at some point in time in the future, but as of right now, the readers are just confused. Â Anyway, Rags Morales is back, as well as our favorite t-shirt toting super bad ass. Â There was somewhat of a surprise twist ending that some fanboys might scoff at but I am interested to see how this one plays out. Â And hopefully we don’t see Calvin Ellis in the next issue. C-