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3 Comics You Can’t Miss! 6/13/12 Advance Comic Reviews

Demon Knights 10Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.



Demon Knights
by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves, Julio Ferreira, and Oclair Albert

DC has quite a few really good books out this week. Batman and Green Lantern continue to tell great stories and sell tons of copies. Then, there’s Paul Cornell’s funky, little book about dragons, magic, and, of course, Demon Knights. This book is just pure fun. It has a wonderful cast of characters that are funny, devious, and heartwarming all at once. The action is epic, the art is incredible, and the unraveling mystery is deeply intriguing. Cornell has captured all the fun of playing a game like Dungeons & Dragons and managed to fit it into a nice, little corner of the DC Universe. We all know you pick those big titles I talked about before, but make sure you save 3 bucks to give Demon Knights a try.

The Massive
by Brian Wood, Kristian Donaldson, and Dave Stewart

There are a lot of post-apocalyptic, end of the world comics out there. So, why buy The Massive? Why buy one more? You should buy it, because the book is just so smartly done. Brian Wood dives straight into an action scene, setting the stakes, then slowly drops back and starts rolling out his version of the end of the world. The art by Donaldson and Stewart is clean and expressive, which is perfect because this seems like it will be a book about subtlety, and the art can definitely manage subtle changes in facial expressions. Wood is a talent to watch, and this book is a great example why. Pick it up, if you want a well-written mystery, with strong characters and expressive art.

Spider-Men #1
by Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, and Justin Ponsor

This week we get the most unlikely of crossovers, Spider-Men, where Bendis brings the regular 616 Peter Parker into his Ultimate universe to meet Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Spider-Man. Bendis really can write a strong Peter Parker, and this issue is all about delivering the quippy, fun Spider-Man we know and love. For as strong as Bendis’ take on Parker is, the real star of this book is Sara Pichelli. Her art is outstanding. She captures the grace and agility of Spider-Man in every panel and lends the book a strong sense of movement. She even manages to make Spider-Man expressive despite his mask, which sells Bendis’ comedic dialogue even more. Who knows where they are going with this strong crossover, but as long as it stays well written and excellently drawn, then it’ll be worth every penny.




Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor


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