27 June 2005

Buzzscope Reviews: 6/22/05

APComics 2005 Preview
Charging full-price for marketing promotions isn't cool. If this were a Free Comic Book Day offering, or even a $0.99 promo, it might have earned an A.

Catwoman #44
New creative teams are always a good time to peek in on a title you've never read before, or dropped a while back, and Pfeiffer and Woods get off to an entertaining start that's relatively accessible to new readers.

Deal with the Devil #2
Schwartzrock's art is solid, blue collar work that complements the real-world feel of the story. Unfortunately, it's more plot-driven than character-driven, and while sporting an interesting premise, its overall "potential" looks very different when it costs $2.99 versus $0.75.

Spider-Man: House of M #1 (of 5)
Waid and Peyer turn in an uninspired, by-the-numbers introduction to what is, essentially, an old-fashioned, if super-decompressed, What If...? story. It's not that it's bad, per se, but there's a certain "so what?" factor that comes from knowing it bears no consequences for any of the characters involved.

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1 comment:

Erech said...

I cared for Catwoman a good deal.