3 Comics You Can’t Miss! 3/14/12 Advance Comic Reviews

Saga 1Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 


Saga #1
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Well, folks, Brian K. Vaughan has done it again. Saga is awesome. This book has wonderfully thought out characters, an emotionally charged plot, and is really funny. Fiona Staples' art is amazing. She uses simple, elegant character designs, and packs the book with a wide range of emotions that always ring true. Her characters are incredibly expressive, and her pacing is wonderful. I don’t want to say anything about the plot, because it just needs to be experienced. What stands out most about Saga though is that BKV doesn’t pull any punches. He is creating a strange sci-fi world with fantasy magic where weird demon creatures cavort with strange robot princes, and it all works. Somehow, through the use of his clever dialogue and smart plotting, he just makes it all fit together. Do not miss this book; we’re going to be talking about it for years to come.


Saucer Country #1
by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly

Saucer Country is a sort of strange mix of The West Wing and The X-Files. Paul Cornell can tell just about any story, and he always chooses to prove that fact by telling awesomely weird ones. He chooses to tell his strange alien story by focusing not on the aliens or strange sci-fi elements, but by focusing on a very real main character with very real problems that are about to get worse. Ryan Kelly does a wonderful job with the art, and really blends the stranger elements in with the realistic story. There are a lot of great new books on the shelf this week, but make sure you do not overlook Saucer Country. 



X-Men Legacy #263
by Christos Gage, David Baldeon, Jordi Tarragona, and Sonia Oback

There has been a lot of talk about Wolverine and the X-Men since the X-Men crossover event Schism wrapped up, and while that is a good book, it has stolen some of the spotlight away from X-Men Legacy. Out of all the books to come out of Schism, X-Men Legacy does the best job of explaining the argument between Cyclops and Wolverine. Christos Gage has really tapped into the reason behind why Rogue and so many of the X-Men left Cyclops and reformed the school. Even better, he explains this argument and shows all the sides of the argument, while the X-Men have a huge fight for their lives against the mutant powerhouse known as Exodus. David Baldeon’s art can, at times, make the characters look a little childish, but he does do a great job with the action and in the quieter emotional scenes, he conveys a lot of emotion. With all the craziness coming out of the X books these days, don’t miss out on Christos gage’s X-Men Legacy, it really is the heart and soul of the X-Men franchise right now.



 

 

Last modified on Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:10

Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

 

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