Monday, August 8, 2005

Buzzscope Reviews: 8/3/05

Wherein I talk about Women in Refrigerators, give away FREE comics, and use the phrase "balls-to-the-wall!"

El Arsenal: Unknown Enemy #1 (of 3)
El Arsenal has the kinetic energy and bombast of Robert Rodriguez’ earliest films, and as introductory issues go, it wisely opts for a few hard jabs straight to the eye instead of the drawn-out, rope-a-dope approach that plagues most mainstream comics these days.

Son of Vulcan #3 (of 6)
Screw Jason Todd, and Hal Jordan, and Bucky Barnes, et al. Make mine Mikey!

Karma Incorporated #1 (of 3)
Imagine David Fincher’s The Game played for laughs, and you wouldn’t be too far off the mark.

Detective Comics #809
As a follow-up to “War Games,” Gabrych does a solid job of giving just enough information to bring those who skipped it up to speed, and offers a Batman who lives up to his “detective” roots.

Sundown Arizona #1 (of 3)
Whatever’s happening in and around Sundown, the strength of this first issue isn’t in the plot, but in the characters, as Busbee balances the horror with just enough characterization and exposition to make it all work.

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