SPOILER WARNING: I’m going to discuss events in this weeks comics, specifically
BEYOND! #2, Superman #655, She Hulk #10, and Front Line: Civil War #5. If you don’t wanna be SPOILED, read those first, then come back.
Sincerely – Spoily McSpoiler III
BEYOND! #2: I've raved about this already. In this issue: Medusa doles out some retribution, my favorite Hank Pym persona in making-little-things-big "action", the whole gang gets a hairball, respect for the dead, and a couple of surprise guest appearances. Dwayne McDuffie is fast becoming a favorite, delivering a briskly-paced series of solid character moments with not a scene wasted.
LOVE. IT. Batman's gonna be so jealous...
This issue also debuts Rick Burchett as the new penciller, and I really like what I see. Burchett's been around awhile now, formerly on DC's Batman Animated comic, and I like how his style has evolved here. Kind of reminds me of Shulkie's second penciller, Mike Vosburg. There's fun in this issue, but things are getting heavy, and several hearts are going to break before this "Starfox-slips-Space-Roofies-to-everyone-in-the-cast" storyline is over. I dread what's coming for poor Awesome Andy.
Front Line: Civil War #5: Most of the issue was fine, but that last story was just painfully misguided. Please, comics, don't try this sort of thing. Why, yes, brother versus brother in a heartbreaking struggle to define the future of America is exactly like Spidey and Shellhead socking it out with Captain Bright Red Telephone Head!! Ech.