100 Girls: The First Girl, Vol. 1 (TPB)
Imagine 100 Girls is kind of what Marvel’s X-23 might have been if it were more about the character and less about the editorially dictated metaplot…
BONUS: Interview: Girl Talk With Adam Gallardo
Almost a year after she was first introduced with much mainstream fanfare, Marvel’s heralded Latina superheroine is still little more than a cipher, considerably less than the sum of her well-intentioned parts.
If art and atmosphere were everything, Elsinore would get an unqualified A+. An admirably ambitious debut that not only has me anticipating the next issue, but has me willing to take a second look at some of the other Alias titles I initially passed over.
Freedom Force #4
Dieter and Scioli remember that comics used to be fun, escapist entertainment. No more whining about Bendis killing Hawkeye and ruining your Avengers. Instead, READ THIS COMIC!
Be sure to check out all of this week’s reviews from Buzzscope’s growing staff of reviewers – some of the best out there, if I may say so myself – and while you’re there, sign up and leave some feedback in the forum. 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.
PS: In my Sea of Red review last week, I offered FREE copies of the first two issues to anyone who commented with a reasonable defense of the issue and noticed over the weekend that for some reason, the comment thread for that particular review was inactive. So I’ll repeat the offer here. Read the review, tell me why it [the issue, not the review!] doesn’t suck here, and I’ll send you FREE, my lightly-read copies of Sea of Red #1 & #2. You can pass them on, sell them on eBay, or burn them as an offering to Bendis or Millar. FYI: You don’t have to change my mind – trust me, you can’t – but as long as it’s a rational defense, you win!