29 August 2005

Buzzscope Reviews: 8/24/05

Here's what I covered for Buzzscope this week. Tomorrow, I'll have quickee reviews of everything else I read.

Ant, Vol. 2 #1
Ant is a sufficiently entertaining superhero comic book, admirably featuring a heroine of color without going out its way to hype that fact, and Mario Gully seems to have wisely discarded some of his first volume’s ill-conceived pretensions in favor of simply telling a fun story.

Batman #644
What exactly do you say about a comic book like this? One so aggressively bad, and so obviously constructed according to an editorially mandated outline, that it defies critique.

Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel #1
Unabashedly reminiscent of MAD Magazine’s "Spy vs. Spy" series (not to mention other classic duos like Tom & Jerry, Bugs & Daffy, and Dubya & Kerry), Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel isn’t high art, and it’s, thankfully, not trying to be. Instead, it’s fun. Pure and simple fun, and I sincerely hope there’s more of it coming.

Be sure to check out all of this week's reviews from Buzzscope's crack staff of reviewers - some of the best out there, if I may say so myself. Plus, Greg Burgas' latest "Comics You Should Own" column takes a look at Avengers Forever #1-12. While you're there, sign up and leave some feedback in the recently upgraded forums. It's one of the more level-headed boards out there and while the usual suspects get the most attention, there's plenty of room to talk about good comics, too.


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