Jonathan’s Comic Book Reviews – Week of 5/27/15

Old Man Logan #1portrait_uncanny

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo

This feels like it picks up almost right after Millar and McNiven’s run ended without skipping a beat. Even if you haven’t read the original Old Man Logan (which if you haven’t, I totally recommend it!) there is a nice recap page at the start to help make sense of this timeline. The artwork may be drastically different from McNiven’s pencils, but nevertheless is still gorgeous to look at. Sorrentino makes this world and its characters his own, while Bendis takes these characters, the world, and the circumstances and turns it into something that should truly not be missed. I am looking forward to watching Old Man Logan’s journey unfold throughout Secret Wars.

Rating: 7 (Out of 7)

All-New Hawkeye #3All-New_Hawkeye_Vol_1_3_Textless

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Ramon Perez
Colorist: Ian Herring with Ramon Perez

Hawkeye and Hawkeye continue their investigation in to who is really behind Project Communion. There is some great action in this issue and also some great lines between the two Hawkeyes. I love the parallels of the stories, especially since for the majority of the issue the past is without text it relies havily on Perez’s beautiful artwork. I love how drastically different the art looks for past and present it creates an interesting dynamic for the book using the flashbacks. The way Lemire is writing Hawkeye is very similar to Fraction, but different enough to be his own voice. It works for the character and overall it has more of a superheroic feel to it. It feels like a very natural progression for the characters (both Clint and Kate) after Fraction’s run. This is one series that if you are not reading, you should be.

Rating: 7 (Out of 7)

 

Fight Club 2 #14544291-fclub2-1-variant-fc-fnl-b-4x6-e1e1d

Writer: Chuck Palahniuk
Artist: Dave Stewart
Colorist: David Stewart

I enjoyed reading Fight Club after I saw the movie and was excited when this sequel was announced. It is set 10 years after the ending of the book and sees the narrator (now going by Sebastian) married to Marla Singer and they have a son together. He is working a job he hates just like in the book and I feel like that is the perfect time for Tyler Durden to resurface and project a little mayhem into Sebastian’s life. I like the narrative of it and it is radically different reading this story in this format opposed to a novel, but in a good way. I like the artwork a lot, it is very simple and I am very glad they did not make the characters resemble the actors and actress that portrayed them in the film.

Rating: 5 (Out of 7)

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