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05 October 2006 @ 06:12 pm
War Journal Entry number 179  
Small week, thankfully.

MARVEL
Doctor Strange: The Oath #1 of 5 - Brian K. Vaughan writes Dr. Strange with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibe, minus the teens. Works well. The art by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez is a nice mix of the styles of Steve Ditko, P. Craig Russell, and Mike Allred. I love this already.

Fantastic Four #540 - Civil War tie-in. With everybody else abandoning him Reed finally starts to question if he made the right decision.

Incredible Hulk #99 - Planet Hulk continues to kick ass. Hulk has never been better. And I am SO looking forward to next year's Hulk War when he comes back to Earth.

Giant-Size Wolverine #1 - A disturbingly dark horror story that works much better than Mark Millar's Concentration Camp tale of a few years ago to put Wolvie in an E.C. Comics style of story. It's kind of shocking to have two early issues of X-Men vol.2 printed alongside this tale, the switch to Jim Lee's bright style is rather jarring.

X-Men: Phoenix - Warsong #2 of 5 - Ahhh, I knew Greg Pak could do it. He's a great writer who is able to pull out and expand upon past continuity. Case in point: the origin of the Cuckoos along with some nice explanation of some of the things that didn't make sense in Grant Morrison's New X-Men run.

DC
52 #22 - Another good issue that moves a couple of plotlines along and introduces a new one.


And because of recommendations from friends (cough, the_fallen_, cough) and the fact that it won a Harvey Award for best new series I picked up volume one of Young Avengers. I've read the first issue in it so far and really enjoyed, very Joss Whedonesque.
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