This is Bob from the Weekly Comics Spotlight podcast with short reviews “by the #s” (with a rating out of 5) of the books we review on our weekly show. We’re also including the “price per page” of the comics we review.
Remember, you can hear full audio reviews on the Episode page at ComicBookPage.com.
DC: Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 (W: James Robinson A: Mauro Cascioli)
Bob: 4/5 John: 4/5
$3.99 – 24 pgs – 16.6 cents/page (color)
A lot of setup & team forming, but Robinson did a really good job of capturing the personalities of the various heroes featured in this issue. I like the idea of a JLA that goes after “Justice” in a more proactive way instead of always reacting to what villains do, but ramped back a bit from the “extreme” versions where proactive is little more than a euphemism for fascist.
Marvel: (Captain America) Reborn #1 (W: Ed Brubaker A: Bryan Hitch/Butch Guice)
Bob: 4/5 John: 4/5
$3.99 – 13.3 pgs – 18.1 cents/page (color)
Good story, really nice art. I’m curious about where this one will end up, Brubaker certainly has a good track record, but the “unstuck in time” Cap could end up being a great way to bring him back, or a questionable one depending on how the story plays out over the rest of this series. Well worth reading, though.
DC/Vertigo: Greek Street #1 (W: Peter Milligan A: Davide Gianfelice)
Bob: 2/5 John: x/5
$1.00 – 32 pgs – 3.1 cents/page
I can see someone really liking this comic, but it really did nothing for me. I could see that there were supposed to be lots of parallels to Greek myth, but the story was too layered and I’m not really looking for entertainment that I have to struggle to get the meaning out of. Some people love that and I can respect that, they might love this series. For me, I have no problem with a series that has deep themes & content as long as the writer crafts a surface story that can be enjoyed in parallel, which was what I was not seeing here.