Roll of the Dice Reviews 8-22-10

To remind readers, these are books that I get from the library, and just want to get some quick ideas down.

Step 1: Read books
Step 2: Roll a six-sided die twice.
Step 3: Write a review for each book with a word count matching the numbers rolled. E.G. A 2 and a 6 means a 26-word review for each book.

This weeks rolls: 2 and 1 – 21 word reviews! Forgive me if my sentences aren’t complete thoughts.

SWORDS.W.O.R.D.: No Time To Breathe by Kieron Gillen and Steven Sanders

Disappointing. Too many new, one-dimensional characters. Many jokes don’t work. Decent art other than Chester Cheetah as Beast. Skip it.

Justice League: SanctuaryJustice League of America: Sanctuary by Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes and others

Walking between the continuity of a two-year-old event (Salvation Run) makes this book pointless. Too many T&A shots.

Justice League: Second ComingJustice League of America: Second Coming by Dwayne McDuffie and Ed Benes

Reads like McDuffie complaining about his DC overlords (Anansi) and their steering of a story’s direction. Too many T&A shots.

Legion: Enemy ManifestLegion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Manifest by Jim Shooter and Francis Manapul

I always enjoy Legion stories. Future cursing like “florg” is distracting. Great Manapul art. Sad that this storyline ended the series.

Batman: Battle for the CowlBatman: Battle for the Cowl by Tony Daniel

Grant Morrison skips out for one of the most important parts of his Batman epic. Daniel isn’t as good as Morrison.

Wonder Woman: Love and MurderWonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult, Terry Dodson and Others

Picoult doesn’t understand Wonder Woman. Dodson draws gorgeous pages. Shows DC’s terrible tendency to switch artists mid-story. Nemesis is cool.

Gotham City Sirens: UnionGotham City Sirens: Union by Paul Dini and Guillem March

This is a unique book and I really enjoyed it. March and his colorists turn in some nice stuff. Check it.

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