Monday, November 11, 2013

comics for the week of 11/06/13.

Just a weird, weird week of comics here. Only 2 and they're both wacky, out there, semi-indie books. Cool.

East of West 7 - Whoah. That was...horrible. And amazing. And I don't really know if I have anything to say about it. I mean, the repetition of the phrase and the incredible art of the merging... This was definitely as good as this book has been, but simultaneously, it was the issue that told us the least. We kind of got the origin of the Dark Tower, and we got some backstory on the Four Horsemen, but that's about it. The relationship was never real, but Ezra was just too blind to ever see that. And now, without Death, I wonder if that changes the reality of the situation? I mean, there's no reason for it to do so, but... The art was superb, the text was minimal, and the book continues to kill.

Trillium 4 - Well, this was the first issue of this series to not feature some kind of gimmick and, while that was disappointing, the meat of the story certainly wasn't. There's some sort of connection between Nika and William, but we already knew that, duh. The shock here was seeing Clayton thrown into the mix and the way they switched planets/times. The other shock was the brutal efficiency of the military commander who, against all advice, blows up the temple. That was silly. And, one would think, it's going to have far-reaching repercussions. A poor choice if I've ever seen one. Beyond that, it's an interesting proposition to think that the gang in the future now has twice as many Trillium flowers as there are humans alive in the Universe. (And seriously, did we know the number of humans left was that low already? Damn.) The other interesting bits were the matched up savage groups, William's reaction to his savages and Nika's dismissal therein, and her trying to explain to him what a black hole is. This book is full of cool stuff.

Book of the week goes to Trillium. Good stuff that keeps getting better.

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