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3 Comics You Can’t Miss! 4/25/12 Advance Comics Reviews

The Activity 5Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.



The Activity #5
by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads

Nathan Edmondson’s The Activity continues to be one of my favorite books each month. This book follows a group of U.S. intelligence agents, and each issue is a stand-alone mission. It’s awesome because you are always following the same people and over time you really get to know the characters, but each issue stands on its own as well and every issue serves as a good jumping on point. Plus, Mitch Gerads is an awesome artist. He does an awesome job with his layouts and makes sure that every page is uniquely interesting. This issue is darker and more personal, as it delves into one of the character’s backstories, and, as always, Edmondson is full of surprises. If you love awesome spy thrillers, then you do not want to miss The Activity.

I, Vampire #8
by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino

I, Vampire finishes up its crossover with Justice League Dark this week. I haven’t been reading Justice League Dark consistently, so I wanted to see if the crossover would make sense only reading the I, Vampire half. I was very happily surprised that it made sense on its own. Fialkov has crafted a very interesting story for his vampires, and he’s not afraid to make risky story choices either. The best part of this series, though, is Sorrentino’s amazing art. His vampires look amazing. Fialkov and Sorrentino have reimagined the classic monster in a way I’ve never seen before. They are truly terrifying. If this issue proves anything, it’s that they have huge plans for vampires in the DC Universe, and with these guys at the helm, we should all be on board for the ride. Check out I, Vampire if you’re into awesome vampire drama, and, hey, why not check out the crossover issues of Justice League Dark, too.

Uncanny X-Men #11
by Kieron Gillen, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Guru eFX

So, Avengers vs. X-Men is under way and regardless of your thoughts on the main book, everyone knows it’s always up to the tie-in issues to show the readers the emotional impact the events have on the characters. This issue of Uncanny X-Men does a great job showing us why the X-Men are doing what they’re doing and what they are thinking and feeling during the big fight. It also sets up a very interesting argument for Cyclops’ side of the fight. Gillen definitely knows his characters and always writes them as very smart and very personable. There’s going to be a lot of books bannered with the AvX logo over the next couple of months, but this is one you absolutely cannot miss.





Jason Enright, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor


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