Comic Reviews for book shipped 8/01/07
This week’s reviews include Fantastic Four #548, Shanna The She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #1, and Thor #2.
I didn’t intend to make it an all Marvel week, but there just wasn’t anything from the other companies that I found terribly compelling on the shelf this week. I have given up on Countdown, and the other DC stuff is all so interconnected with it that I feel lost (and I have always considered myself a DC guy…so I really hate that). As far as Indy stuff goes, there wasn’t much released this week (at my local store anyway), so this week it’s all Marvel…
Fantastic Four #548
The covers by Michael Turner are still abysmal. He is a talented man, no doubt, but I just don’t think Fantastic Four is his cup of tea.
One issue that has become very clear to me, however, is that the FF’s villains need a make over. BAD. The Wizard is completely impossible to take seriously in that helmet.
Shanna The She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #1 (of 4)
Do you need anything more out of your comics? If so…then you sir, need to find another book.
I really loved this book. It’s a pulpy, predictable, Sci-Fi Channel original movie kind of story, and it’s not trying to be something it’s not. I can respect that. The artwork is great. Khari Evans draws beautiful women…but he also draws beautiful islands and beautiful dinosaurs. This is really good art.
I don’t know much about Shanna, and this book isn’t going to help me learn, I don’t think, but it is a fun jungle romp action book, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the mini series.
In this issue Thor recreates Asgard…in Oklahoma. Which is interesting by itself. Normally, it really gets under my skin to read southern stereotype characters (being from the South, I know there is a large chunk of the populous that is kinda…hillbilly…but not ALL of us are), but the characters in this book, while having the feel of your typical stereotypes, are actually very well written, and remind me of some people from my hometown.
The conflict in this issue may be the first of its kind for a Marvel comic, and the resolution is both amusing and well done.