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review 2017-09-21 14:27
Eh...
Venomverse (2017) #3 (of 5) - Iban Coello,Nick Bradshaw,Cullen Bunn

I'm just not a huge fan of these events, mostly because they seem to be...shallow.   Like I don't see what larger purpose this will serve in the Marvel universe, nor what the ones before this served, and it makes me cynical. 

 

It's fun seeing Rocket as a Venom, and Robbie Reyes as a Ghost Rider, and there's a twist I really enjoyed in the middle of this, thus the three-star rating. 

 

It was fun and slick. 

 

But it certainly wasn't great, something I know this author can do well.   It didn't make me feel for the characters, even at points where I normally would have.   Most of the emotional aspects felt like it was trying to manipulate me, or just fell flat, thus the lack of four or five stars. 

 

Still, I probably inflated this rating.  It's the first time I've been able to read and review in a while - and man, I missed both of those things!

 

Aliens in Halloween bingo.

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review 2017-08-31 13:19
Yes!
Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX (2015) #4 (Giant-Size Little Marvel- AvX (2015)) - Skottie Young,Skottie Young

The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Inhumans get involved as the fight over the twins spills over to everyone. 

 

Funny, charming, just gorgeous art - pencils, inks, colors, everything - this is a perfect mini-series.  I need to remember I own this on Comixology whenever I need to cheer myself up.   Love, love, love!

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review 2017-08-13 17:01
Not my favorite Rocket, but far from my least favorite
Rocket (2017-) #3 - Al Ewing,Adam Gorham,Mike Mayhew

This is a whole bunch more fun than I had originally expected.  It's still Rocket in space alone - I prefer him with Groot - and it's still Al Ewing who can lean a little cheesier than I like, but overall?   This is funny, this is meta and gently pokes fun at other Marvel characters, and origin stories, and Rocket is overall in character.   (The fact that the choices that got him here still seem out of character do influence this, because otherwise we wouldn't be here.)

 

I'm not sure I'll continue in paper format and may in fact just wait for these to go on sale digitally so I can binge some of this.   I don't really care enough to get the rest of these on the regular, or even to pay enough attention to get it every month.   More than that, I don't normally mind waiting for the new issues, but it's bugging me on this.  I feel like has enough stuff that bugs me slightly that I'll probably end up just getting a whole run on sale and binging.

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review 2017-08-12 22:05
Yes, please
Rocket (2017-) #2 - Al Ewing,Adam Gorham,Mike Mayhew

This gets good.   Rocket gets put away for something he stole, although he's glad to be put away since he's done well.   It was land that was being stolen from the people, a pave down paradise and put up a parking lot type of situation.   For an ex who screwed him over, sure, but...   Well, Rocket can't ignore big puppy dog eyes that are shimmering with unshed tears, at least not the way that Al Ewing writes Rocket.   (I disagree.   I think he'd mindfuck her a little more, pretend he wasn't going to do it just to let her know it wasn't all okay between them, but, hey...   Ewing wrote old school Rocket, who would have absolutely done this, so I can forgive the slight old school Rocket tendencies - even if I like Nu!Rocket better.)

 

What really stands out here is the space-bug Matt Murdock rip-off.   It's about as meta as I'd expect a Deadpool title to get and I laughed out loud in public reading this, startling a couple people.   And then startling them again a couple seconds later.  

 

Still, those old-school tendencies did make me long for the Skottie Young Rocket titles.  I can forgive - I do want to continue with this series - but that doesn't mean that I'm not going to mention this or that it's going to be a five star read.   It feels somewhere between the old and new, which is a bit confusing for me, and takes me out of the story a little.   Still, it's much, much better than I expected from an Ewing title, so I'm overall happy with this series.

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review 2017-07-13 01:26
Nowhere near as good as Young's runs
Rocket (2017-) #1 - Al Ewing,Adam Gorham,Mike Mayhew

But far better than I expected.   Some parts that made me laugh out loud which was unexpected, and some parts were as cheesy as I'd come to expect from Ewing.   Pleasantly surprised, enough so that I've picked up the next two issues in paper format, although I may end up reading them at Readercon - in the lobby waiting for things to start, or in the con-suit - on my iPad with the digital copy. 

 

I also don't like how some woman who betrayed Rocket bat her eyes for a good cause and between the two Rocket immediately caved.   

 

I didn't buy it.   Maybe Rocket as he was originally portrayed, but not current Rocket.    And I like current Rocket best. 

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