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3 Comics You Can’t Miss! 3/7/12 Advance Comic Reviews

FairestFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.


Fairest #1
by Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez, and Andy Lanning

Fairest, Willingham’s newest spinoff to Fables, is a fun, lighthearted read with lots of action and quick pace. The only issue here is that this is supposed to be the story of the women of Fables, and they don’t really show up much in this book. That, however, doesn’t make it a bad book. Willingham does a good job introducing his characters, and fitting them nicely into the overall Fables story without relying on previous knowledge of Fables. If you’ve read Fables, you’ll like this book, too. If you haven’t you will not be confused. Jimenez and his team do a great job with the art, and even his most fantastic character, a little imp, looks like a natural part of the world they are creating. Here’s hoping that in future issues, we get more of the Fairest that they promised us. 

Amazing Spider-Man #681
by Dan Slott, Chris Yost, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Klaus Janson, and Frank D’Armata

The Spider-Man team continues to weave interesting and humorous stories, and this latest issue is no exception. This story sees Spider-Man teaming with best friend Johnny Storm, who recently returned from the dead. This book reads like a buddy cop movie with super powers. It’s just super fun. Dan Slott and Chris Yost do a great job fitting in the humor without distracting from the action. Human Torch may actually be an even funnier character than Spider-Man, and together they are hilarious. The art team does a great job, especially with their facial expressions which are very important when trying to convey humor in a book. This story also does a nice job setting up the “Ends of the Earth” Spider-Man event that starts next month. I hope that amidst all the craziness that book promises, they do not lose their sense of humor.

Hell Yeah #1
by Joe Keatinge and Andre Szymanowicz

Joe Keatinge knows how to write a good book. Last month, he relaunched Glory with an amazing first issue, and this month he gives us Hell Yeah. This is the story of a young superhero in a world that has been remade into something better by its superheroes; however, this young hero seems to have some serious issues to deal with that, without giving away any spoilers, should prove very interesting. Szymanowicz has a very interesting art style. His layouts and pacing are great, but his facial expressions and character design can be a bit off. For the first half of the book, I thought the characters were high schoolers until a scene in which a character actually says they are adults, and then they all have a drink. Even despite this one complaint, Hell Yeah was a very entertaining read that left me wanting to see what will happen next.



Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor


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