Quantum And Woody #10
Or “Woody Robs The Smithsonian.” Kano continues to deliver some great art for this book, and James Asmus’ script is a hoot not least for crossing over with Shadowman while keeping his rather distinct tone. Funny as hell and highly recommended.
Astro City #12
Leave it to Astro City to go from a heartwarming and politically relevant story to a gut-punch of a character study. A heartbreaking story about obsession and need, it’s all about Ned, low-level villain and clotheshorse… and how his obsession ultimately breaks him. Admittedly, Graham Nolan takes some getting used to but he’s well-suited to the story. As always, highly recommended.
Abe Sapien #12
This one-off issue is about two people at the end of the world… and how one person can feel they’ve found someone, and the other is trapped in some place worse than hell. It’s an effective, character-based thriller, and some highly effective work from all involved. Highly recommended.
X is back in Arcadia, and understandably a bit upset about being betrayed, dumped in a hole to die, and seeing all his friends set up to go to jail. This new arc is fairly standard for a “back to one” book, and is mostly of interest for the new art team, Robert Atkins and Andy Owens. I suppose they’re a bit tighter than Eric Nguyen, but the art’s blandly competent where it should be moody, so it doesn’t really work. Still worth a read if you’re a fan of the character.
Star Wars #17
Arrochar learns the hard way: Don’t mess with Skywalkers. An issue we don’t want to spoil, and a highly recommended read.
Bloodshot And The H.A.R.D. Corps #22
Really, Bloodshot Vs. The H.A.R.D. Corps was only a matter of time. The question, of course, is who was going to touch it off. Needless to say, there’s more to it than that. This is a fun, straight-ahead action book, and a good place to get on board if you’ve been looking to try the series but didn’t want to step into in the middle of an arc.