Wednesday, February 08, 2006

In Passing...Fables to Black Widow

Next week has some great floppy releases. This week, not so much. Ah, well. Just gives me an excuse to pick up another trade.

DMZ #4 - Stand alone issue. During this story, Roth is searching for a group of AWOL soldiers around Central Park called "The Ghosts." During his exploration of the area, he's taken in by a group of environmentalists securing the park and Central Park Zoo. This issue left me a little cold. I hope the series doesn't turn into a string of "cool ideas" where Wood showcases what "this part" of NY is like now, and then "this part." There's something to be said for these things, but I don't really go to comics for a tour. If something like this is so elaborately illustrated, I want it to be a big part of the series, really advancing the plot and characters. 3.2/10

Fables #46 - Guest penciller Jim Fern unfolds a story of forbidden love between wooden soldiers in part one of "The Ballad of Rodney and June." Fern's art is pretty unspectacular, but it makes for a nice, quiet interlude story for the series. It's kind of a lackluster story as well, but it does raise some interesting ideas. Now we know that the wooden dolls may walk and talk like humans, but they're...err... not anatomically correct. 4.1/10

Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her #5 (of 6) - Well, well. Natasha finds herself in a compromising position in this issue, having gotten herself captured and all. Daredevil and Yelena are still out there, however, with an opening scene that doesn't make as much sense as it should. But small gripes aside, this is a fun issue for the masochists in all of us, watching Kestrel beat the crap out of Natasha tied to a chair, and taking her snappy remarks with little grace. 6.6/10

No comments: