Jonathan Hickman’s other Avengers title kicks into high gear with New Avengers #24, which is also under the “TIME RUNS OUT” banner. However, unlike the Avengers issue, NA doesn’t waste anytime giving you what you really want: Namor and the Cabal absolutely wrecking stuff up.
Actually, this issue gives us even more than we bargained for, as it also features a pretty healthy helping of Dr. Victor Von Doom as well. The issue opens with Namor meeting with Doom and asking for his help with stopping the incursions that have been threatening Earth since the beginning of New Avengers. In the eight-month gap between this issue and the last one, Namor is finding that his Cabal, which includes members like Thanos, Terrax, and Maximus, is becoming too hard to control, and they’re sensing that Namor doesn’t relish destroying worlds like they do. Of course, Doom turns Namor down in one of the best scenes of the issue. Hickman’s dialogue for this scene is so good that it makes me want him to write a Doctor Doom ongoing right this second. Read the rest of this entry
I’ll admit it; I dropped Harley Quinn a few months ago. As much as I loved the character, I wasn’t a fan on this new “Deadpool” spin that writers Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti were giving her. After two really good opening issues, the book quickly devolved into an unfunny, incoherent mess. But for some reason I was compelled to pick up Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International San Diego. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because the premise, which has Harley trying to pitch her own comic book, seemed similar to the zero issue that I loved. Maybe I felt I was being too hard on Harley’s main series and wanted to give her another shot. Or maybe I just simply like Harley Quinn and wanted to see her at San Diego Comic Con, the nerd Mecca that I’ll probably never go to in my lifetime. Whatever the reasoning, I picked up this one shot issue and actually found that I enjoyed it quite a bit. It still has a lot of the same things that irk me about the regular series, but I found myself being able to look past that and really enjoy the main story. Read the rest of this entry
Harley Quinn gets a brand new series, but instead of a standard #1, she’s starting with a #0.Harley Quinn #0, by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor, features a rotating cast of artists in a tale that finds Harley breaking the fourth wall all over the place. It’s a crazy book, but thankfully, that’s what makes the book so entertaining.
I’ll start with this: Harley Quinn #0 is a weird book. Like a female Deadpool, Harley breaks the fourth wall constantly, conversing with Palmiotti and Connor in a search to find a suitable artist for her upcoming series. That’s essentially the entire plot of this issue in a nutshell. However, this opens up the book to be as out there and hilarious as possible. With a new artist each page, you get a lot of bang for your buck, and the in jokes about books like All-Star Western and the Before Watchmen series are hilarious. Read the rest of this entry