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Comic Review 8/17 - Daredevil 2, Avengers 16, and Captain America 2
This is the second issue of the Daredevil reboot, including the more cheerful, less depressing Matt Murdock. The art in this issue was only Paolo Rivera, no Marcos Martin, so I was a little disappointed at that. However, Rivera is no slouch, and it is still beautiful. It opens up with the fight that was set up at the end of last issue, and explained why Matt was being attacked by “that person”. This book ends on a very cool point, where Matt fights enemies that are, apparently, only made up of noise. I don’t know how you fight something like that, but I am really excited to find out.
The Avengers is the flagship book at Marvel (or at least it should be), and since the relaunch, it has been really good. Bendis is really good on this book, and Romita Jr has been killing it on art. Since Fear Itself started, like ⅓ of each issue is an interview after the fact (every time, I am reminded of The Office), and it has been a cool story-telling element, but at the same time, I feel like we aren't getting as much story. Hypothetically, there should be more story, but it feels like it chops up the book too much. Romita Jr is one of my favorite artists, but this issue seemed off, somehow
Captain America 2
I know people hate the fact that Mcniven’s books are always late, but I am willing to wait. Or at least give him enough lead-in time to get several issues in the can before it starts coming out. This is not the art style that he had with Nemesis (honestly, I thought that looked terrible), this is Civil War, Old Man Logan good Mcniven. He draws the heck out of this book. The story centers around Jimmy Jupiter, which you should remember from the 2 issues of Marvel Mystery Comics he was in in 1942. He could travel through a sort of “Dream-verse”, and he was recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. for Black Ops missions. He has been in a coma until very recently, and Cap, Fury, Dum-Dum, and Agent 13 are going after the soldiers that were left on the other side.
I have to say, my favorite gag in Captain America books is the shield throw, where the bad guy is looking, and says “Wait, what is that coming this way-”, and is hit (and presumably murdered) by Cap’s shield. That happens twice in this issue, although it’s not played as comedically the second time. I think Epting drew the action in this book the best, but in juust 2 issues, Mcniven is catching up, quick.
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