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ALL THE RAGE

Happy Friday everybody... its time for the Comic Revue!

My pick this week is DMZ #12. I dug the hell out of this issue. Really, it seems very stream of conscious presentation, but it does a great job of scenery building. We go back and look at things we've already seen, and take a broad look at the DMZ around us. I particularly liked the Ground Zero part.

Ultimate X-Men #75 brings us Ultimate Cable and an extra story from Emma's Academy of Tomorrow. This is one of Kirkman's better titles, and the idea that Cable might be related to Wolverine (possibly even BE Wolverine) is an interesting idea. Maybe not if he's going to become a reoccuring character, but we'll see. Good read.

I think I missed Powers #19 because Powers #20 dropped on me like a bomb. I dig the hell out of this book, I love it every time, its dark, gritty, and packed with action, copied so often. But who says "Shut your cunt"??

Before we even get into Fables #54, I'd like to discuss something else. We're taught not to judge books by their covers, but the comic industry knows that that's a load of crap. Comic covers have to be good to draw attention, to lay the hook out. I've seen some damn awful covers, but for the most part they're good. Fables consistantly has some of the best covers in the industry today, if not ever. Just felt like saying that.

This week's comic? Hansel scares the everloving blue-eyed thing out of me. Also, we're getting more glimpses of Kevin Thorn. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but we've not seen him since March of the Wooden Soldiers (maybe once or twice). I want to see where that tangent leads.

Black Panther #20 seems to be propogating the thought that Wakanda is a breeding ground for diplomatic fallout from America's actions. Last month, we had Doctor Doom discussing a Latvarian/Wakandan alliance, this month we have the Inhumans discussing their impending war on our entire race, and next month we see in big shocking letters ATLANTIS!... as if at that point its supposed to surprise us. Don't get me wrong, this is an entirely logical aftereffect of the Reg Act... it just feels spoon fed.

Frontline #7 brings us the fallout of Speedball getting a slug in the stomach. Could this be the rumored return of his powers? Also, are they switching the positions of Sally and Ben? The only thing I can say is that this is consistantly the best Civil War title. Kudos to its team.

Finally, we have Ultimate Power #1 of 9. This is the setup isse, but the art is beautiful, and its a Bendis book. Keep in mind that I'm entering the foray with no prior knowledge of Supreme, and I'm still looking forward to this book.

Alright, that's it for this week. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you on Monday.

-Bill
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