A weekly column in which Jake gives short blurbs about the comics he’s picked up that week. Reviewed in the order read, which varies but generally by increasing anticipation. Disclaimer: he knows very little about art, at least not enough to considerably honor such tremendous undertakings, so…yeh, there’s that.
Writer: Al Ewing/Artist: Adam Gorham
Color Artist: Michael Garland/Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry/Marvel
Rocket Raccoon’s detailed and meticulously-planned heist goes screwy a foot in the door, but that’s not the biggest event unfolding in this issue. Much like its titular character, the issue’s humor is punchy and a bit crass, but it’s undeniably funny. The script asks quite a bit from Gorham and he more than steps up to the plate. Emotion, choreography and comedic timing are all executed well herein. While some of the plot developments may be a little more than expected, the issue ends up in a very interesting place, which should make for some very intriguing things going forward.
Hawkeye #7 BOOK OF THE WEEK
Writer: Kelly Thompson/Artist: Leonardo Romero
Color Artist: Jordie Bellaire/Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino/Marvel
After getting jumped in her own office, Kate Bishop finds herself at the edge of another mystery but it might not be one she wants to solve. Thompson’s script is quality work, ably shifting from past to present in a way that adds to the story and tension rather than detract from it. There’s a multi-man fight scene in the climax of the issue that largely succeeds thanks to Romero’s choreography and sense of space. Bellaire’s expert use of color shines through particularly in comparison of the past and present scenes. After something of a misstep last issue, Hawkeye is back in full, irrepressible force.
So what did you pick up this week? Agree or disagree with anything said here? Let us know in the comments.