Doc’s Reviews for Jan. 3rd, 2018 (Happy New Year!)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #697 MARVEL COMICS
It’s always good to see stories that are not galaxy spanning, or present situations where the hero could never possibly win. A nice earthy tale spotlighting Captain America’s talents in more human terms. While not a big Kraven fan, he does provide the good Captain with an outlet to showcase why he is the only man for the job. And while no spoilers here, the ending is unique enough to make me look forward to the next issue. Marvel definitely taking steps to move forward in the eyes of the classic comic readers. I give it a 9 out of 10 Grahams.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #150 MARVEL COMICS
So this is how the Guardians of the Galaxy is going to end? Balderdash! ***RED ALERT SPOILERS!!*** So the Guardians are going to give up their Nova helmets, recreate the classic movie scene where Ant Man grows, and leave Drax to his serene lifestyle? No, no, no! And for what? So that Marvel can revamp their space lineup with the return of Warlock?! While I have no doubts that the Guardians will return in some shape or form in the future, this was a horribly weak finale with an idea “borrowed” straight from DC’s Atom comics of the day. Shame, shame. I give it a 4 out of 10 Grahams.
JOHN CARPENTER’S TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION VORTEX #3 STORM KING COMICS
While well written and interesting, Vortex is covering ground that has been walked over many times before. That being said, the story continues to be a good read. A good sturdy story with interesting characters. And while, there are no Twilight Zone surprises, it’s still worth the read. I give it a 7 out of 10 Grahams.