Thursday, November 10, 2005

In Passing...Polly to The Pulse

While last week was kind of a bust for comics released, plenty was released this week to satisfy the avid fan of the medium.

The Book of Lost Souls #2 - Colleen Doran and J. Michael Straczynski's "Icon" book from marvel actually made sense this time. It was a neat issue, drifting between a fairt tale world a housewife imagined herself a part of and well, reality. It wasn't exactly mind-blowing or anything, but it was a solid story to give us a taste of what the book is going to be like.

Polly and the Pirates #2 - Ted Naifeh's new mini-series about a little girl kidnapped by pirates continues in this funny, charming little comic. This is very different from the gloomy atmosphere of Naifeh's Courtney Crumrin, yet his artwork compliments this story all the same.

The Pulse #12 - Jesus Christ, this kid is never going to come out! How many issues do we have to wait to get a glimpse of the kid? Oh, wait, yeah, he was on the cover from issue one of the storyarc. Gosh, it sure is swell of those Marvel guys to overhype those aspects of their books (Ronin in New Avengers anyone?). This was a good issue. The series has improved dramatically since Michael Gaydos came on as artist,'s still just no Alias.

Y- The Last Man #39 - The "Paper Dolls" arc concludes in this stunning continuity-changing issue! No, not really. It was kind of a boring wind-down for a story that started out great, but just slowly ran out of steam as it chugged along. But that's the entire series for you - hit or miss.

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