Daily Archive: December 27, 2010

Green Hornet 5 (June 2010)

It’s interesting Smith made the villains the Japanese, which makes the comic seem dated… even if it takes place in the future. Smith’s never made the time period work. This issue is–except the… Continue reading

Green Hornet 4 (May 2010)

Smith sure does have his way of prolonging things. This issue opens with the reveal of the Hornet Cave (or whatever they call it) from last issue. Then there’s some flashback while Kato’s… Continue reading

Green Hornet 3 (April 2010)

Forget everything nice I said about Smith’s pacing. This issue is a fast, empty read (no pun intended). Smith introduces a narration here–it’s close third person, inside Britt Jr.’s head. The issue also… Continue reading

Green Hornet 2 (March 2010)

Smith’s Green Hornet script is based on his unproduced screenplay and it shows this issue. Not in a bad way–Smith comes up with an amazing action sequence with a female Kato in an… Continue reading

Green Hornet 1 (March 2010)

I’m guessing, from Smith’s use of pop culture references, it’s going to be a future story. Because in the past, he’s got Indiana Jones references and a white guy calling his hat “pimp.”… Continue reading

Fantastic Four: True Story 4 (January 2009)

And it’s a happy ending for everyone not looking at Domingues’s art. Seriously, it’s really bad. But the final issue has a lot of charm–even if the ending is too short and Cornell… Continue reading

Fantastic Four: True Story 3 (November 2008)

The third issue has some very weak moments–oh, the Austen characters are from Sense and Sensibility–but it ends with the Fantastic Four all dead, shot by firing squad. Along with the little kid… Continue reading

Fantastic Four: True Story 2 (October 2008)

Well, if it weren’t for Domingues, Cornell might really have something this issue. Cornell tasks Domingues with drawing various literary figures and he comes up with something out of a “Scooby Doo” cartoon.… Continue reading

Fantastic Four: True Story 1 (September 2008)

I really wanted to love Fantastic Four: True Story, but Cornell just isn’t able to make it precious enough. The concept is somewhat complex–Sue is suffering from melancholy and discovers it has to… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 78 (October 1993)

Yolen and Vess have an absolutely fantastic fairy tale story here. It’s not technically a fairy tale (it’s layered, a nursemaid tells the story to a child, who it directly concerns) but it’s… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 77 (August 1993)

Oh, I finally get it. Paleolove means love in the Paleolithic era. To pay Davis a complement (my first?), he’s never tried so deliberately to tug on the heartstrings until now so I… Continue reading

Dark Horse Presents 76 (August 1993)

Madwoman sort of whimpers off to its end. Jordorowsky tries to do way too much–he introduces two new characters and kind of changes up the point of the story. He also introduces the… Continue reading