Daily Archive: October 21, 2010

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War 6 (September 2010)

Stradley really doesn’t “earn” his ending here. He decides, on the last issue, to make it all about the protagonist reconciling with her demons and choosing life. It’s inspiration and heart-warming and not… Continue reading

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War 5 (July 2010)

Stradley compresses here. Weeks and weeks. Maybe even a month. It’s okay until he gets to the action part of the issue, which is then far less interesting than it needs to be.… Continue reading

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War 4 (May 2010)

The romance between the protagonist and the nerdy guy doesn’t work. He’s not really a nerdy guy, of course, because he used to be in the Marines. Or something. But he’s basically the… Continue reading

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War 3 (April 2010)

Wow… it’s a good issue. All throughout I mean. There’s even a big action sequence at the end and it works. Probably because Stradley writes the sequence instead of just provides a list… Continue reading

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War 2 (February 2010)

Whatever my problems with Leonardi–they go on and on–I have to give him credit. He draws a female character in, basically, a bikini and doesn’t do it with any of the cheesecake objectification… Continue reading

Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War 1 (January 2010)

It has a flashback. It has an actual flashback to explain the events in previous comic books to explain to the reader what’s pertinent. I tried the Dark Horse relaunches of Aliens and… Continue reading

Batman 259 (November-December 1974)

So this crappy story is dedicated to the memory of Bill Finger. I guess it’s best to have a crappy story dedicated to your memory rather than you, since if you’re still alive,… Continue reading

Batman 253 (November 1973)

What an awful comic book. Not the art, the art is absolutely fantastic, making something of an Irv Novick convert out of me… but the writing is just hideous. O’Neil writes Batman as… Continue reading

Batman 112 (December 1957)

So this issue has three Batman stories, two comic strips and a one page text story. That level of content is a lot different from today. The art’s fine… I suppose Dick Sprang,… Continue reading