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.
Kill The Minotaur #2
Writers: Chris Pasetto & Christian Cantamessa/Artist: Lukas Ketner
Color Artist: Jean Francois-Beauleiu/Letterer: Clem Robbins/Image
So the plan has gone wrong from Jump Street and Perseus finds himself inside the Labyrinth without any outside help. Or so he thinks. Pasetto & Cantamessa establish a good deal of character work in a few short moments and the twist on the Labyrinth and the beast within is rather neat. It is through the efforts of Ketner and Francois-Beaulieu that the latter succeeds. Ketner’s designs and backgrounds are detailed and hostile and Francois-Beaulieu’s colors are otherworldly. There’s a lot to like about Kill The Minotaur.
Curse Words #6
Creators: Charles Soule & Ryan Browne
Colors: Addison Duke & Ryan Browne/Letters: Chris Crank/Image
Wizord and Ruby Stitch find themselves underpowered and in Sizzajee’s crosshairs, but will that be enough to make them work together? Soule keeps things pretty complex between our characters as well as providing some great black humor from the gang in Hole World. Outside of the latter’s shenanigans, Browne doesn’t get much to do spectacle wise, but makes up for it in some emotional conversations. The next stage of Curse Words looks to be promising.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Writer: Al Ewing/Artist: Travel Foreman
Color Artist: Dan Brown/Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino/Marvel
“We’re watching existential concepts punch each other.” Never have truer words been spoken about the Ewing’s Ultimates. Things have certainly come to a head in this book, with multiple plot threads coming together as we brace for Eternity War, but even more so there’s things that are just so hard to see coming but fit absolutely brilliantly when they do arrive. Foreman’s art is wonder, with he and Dan Brown combining to make some of the most impressive visuals in comics. Ultimates² isn’t the easiest comic to get into, but goddamn if it isn’t one of the most rewarding.
So what did you pick up this week? Agree or disagree with anything said here? Let us know in the comments.