Comics Briefly: American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3, Captain Marvel #2, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #5, Saga #6

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two week round-up today. (I literally just moved across the country, so things are a bit hectic here, but comics must be purchased!)

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artist: Dustin Nguyen

A decent issue, but not a lot happens. Some nice atmospheric art underlays a good deal of expositional dialogue between Felicia and Hobbes, but I wish more space had been spent exploring the new characters introduced near the end of this issue.

Captain Marvel #2
Writer: Kelly Sue Deconnick, Art: Dexter Soy

Not bad, not bad. I am still loving Carol’s new look and attitude. The plot is cute, and the art has come together a bit more for me. There are some really great moments in this book, although like most big two ongoings, I wish it had a couple more pages for my money.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #5
By David Petersen

A lot of this issue is a montage of sorts, but it’s wonderful. I absolutely loved following Celanwe and Conrad’s voyage across the sea. The art, as usual, is gorgeous and delightful.

Saga #6
Writer: Brian K. Vaughn, Art: Fiona Staples

Oh, that was fascinating and lovely. Just lovely. Delightful art, exciting developments, complex plot twists, beautiful dialogue. The one and only downside to this issue is it ends the first arc, and there’s going to be a delay before there’s more. On the other hand, if you’ve been holding off, you’re in luck, the first collection (issues 1-6) of this wild and wonderful series will land in October.

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