Reviews for 2-1-12

February 2, 2012

It’s that time once again! Comic book reviews! I know you can hardly contain your excitement.

Today Marvel released the first issue of Winter Soldier:

Ed Brubaker continues the Bucky Barnes epic that he started in Captain America.  The larger Marvel U believes that Bucky is dead…again.   So Bucky has begun his journey of redemption with his girlfriend the Black Widow.  One of the reasons I love this book is because it is not the typical super hero comic.  It is a spy book through and through.  Butch Guice’s artwork is fantastic and Bettie Brettweiser’s colors truly enhance Butch’s pencils and add to the overall feeling of the narrative.  If you like crazy spy stories and Apes shooting machine guns then you will love this book. This one is going on my pull list for sure.

Rating 8 out of 10.

On the other side of the comic book coin Dan Jurgens continues to craft an emotionally charged and action packed Justice League International book:

The JLI have overcome their first threat and now their parent organization the United Nations is trying to decide what to do with them.  This issue gives us a chance to catch our breath and learn more about the characters before the explosive last page kicks off the next story arc.  We see Batman continue to mentor Booster Gold on how to be a leader. We also learn more about Godiva and August General in Iron.  Booster has to face the UN security council and convince them that JLI should continue its existence.   Marco Castiello does guest pencils this issue and delivers some solid artwork.  It isn’t breathtaking but it works.   All in all a solid issue. I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes.

Rating: 7 out of 10