Monday, November 28, 2005

In passing...Black Widow to Zatanna

This past week was another slow one, as only a few comics came out for me. Aside from Frankenstein, here's what I read...

Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her #3 (of 6) - It's never a good sign when you have to go back through a comic to refresh yourself as to what happened... These past two Black Widow mini-series have been entertaining, but nothing to brag about. Devin Grayson and Greg Rucka's explorations of the Russian spy's escapades (under the Marvel Knights imprint also) were much better, as stories that had focus, lively characters, cool other words, everything Richard K. Morgan's versions don't have. Really, the only thing this series has going for it is the art, and even then, Bill Sienkiewicz is only doing the finishes. 4/10

Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #4 (of 4) - The wacky tale of magic comes to a head here as Zatanna has a cosmic magical battle. Chalk-full of those cool moments and interesting characters that I mentioned before, Zatanna delivers on all levels, as (like Alan Moore's Promethea), this comic breaks through the traditional structure of comics and explores panel composition. Like the other titles in the Seven Soldiers saga, this book expands on the overall universe that Grant Morrison has been weaving with the Sheeda, and ends where Zatanna would join the forces of the other six characters in Seven Soldiers #1. 8.8/10

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