Stream of Comicsness – Week of 03.21.2012

V. sounds off and reflects on her week in comics. This week: Detective Comics, Birds of Prey, The Infinite Vacation, Wonder Woman, Fables, and The Strange Talent of Luther Strode.

Greetings, lovelies. I had the distinct pleasure of being on vacation this week, so of course there were comics!

Snyder’s Detective
You can catch me almost anywhere complaining about how Batman is overrated and over exposed, so I tend to steer clear of most Batman books. Comixology had a stellar sale on Snyder’s Detective Comics, issues #871 thru #880. I bought them. I know, I am super late to the party, but wow. Snyder’s Detective is suspenseful and interesting. I love how Snyder shows that while Dick is a good Batman, he is no Bruce … and people notice the difference. Also, Snyder gave me a new appreciation for Commissioner Gordon. I think Jock’s art is great, but Francesco Francavilla is AMAZING. I know I am late to that party, too. It’s not that I am not familiar with Francavilla. I am. He has been killing it on cover art. But within the pages of Detective Comics, telling the story of Gordon’s son; he really strikes a superb aesthetic. This is good stuff people. You probably already knew that. Now I do, too.

My Stash This Week …
Wonder Woman #7, Birds of Prey #7, Fables #115, The Infinite Vacation #4, Strange Talent of Luther Strode #6 Continue reading “Stream of Comicsness – Week of 03.21.2012”

2011 Memorable Moment: A Nightmarish ‘Vacation’

I’ve seen a lot of crazy, disturbing stuff in comic books. However, I was not at all prepared for the nightmare scenario writer Nick Spencer and Christian Ward laid out in The Infinite Vacation #3. Don’t get me wrong; TIV is a highly innovative series about about a society in which people can purchase alternate lives at the push of a button. Spencer’s story is thought-provoking and Ward is an amazing artist who does things in panels I’ve never seen before. (Stop reading now if you have a delicate constitution.) Continue reading “2011 Memorable Moment: A Nightmarish ‘Vacation’”

Stream of Comicsness – Week of 11.02.2011

Artists To Watch
I finally got around to reading Justice League Dark #2 from last week’s stash. There’s no doubt that Milligan knows what he’s doing when it comes to stories like this, at least that’s what I’ve heard. The plot is still a bit of a mystery. But one thing is for sure; Mikel Janin is one of the best things about the DCnU. I’m a sucker for a pretty face, and he sure makes them pretty … and detailed … and brilliantly expressive. There is also something fantastic about the way he uses shadow and perspective. I am really enjoying his art.

Also, Christian Ward. But I will get to that in a minute. Continue reading “Stream of Comicsness – Week of 11.02.2011”