Astonishing Tales #6,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI, DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY, MATT YOCUM & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by KENNETH ROCAFORT, LOU KANG, ADRIANA MELO, NICHOLAS PITARRA & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Marvel's hit anthology series continues! Fur flies as WOLVERINE & PUNISHER duke it out with PREDATOR X and butt heads with the powerful women of Madripoor! IRON MAN 2020 clashes with those who would seek to steal the future - in space! Israeli super soldier SABRA prepares the heroes of tomorrow! And in MOJOWORLD, two goofy guys must make movies - or else!
Date Available: 7/1/2009
BONUS REVIEW by GARY OWENS
Four stories (or ending of stories), one comic. Can work well, depending on the artwork and comedy. The comedy is essential; how can you not poke fun in this format? O.K., O.K., so it’s not always needed, but it mostly works well here. The Wolverine and Punisher story was chatty, with strange moments of the villain letting the heroes get prepared, but it ended logically (I think). The Iron Man 2020 story puzzled me; who doesn’t think Tony Stark won’t be Iron Man ten years from now? The Sabra story was the best in the comic, down-to-earth and offering a character that doesn’t get much press. And Mojoworld, at the end, had a clever ending, but was just silly and, really, pretty dumb. I got an earlier issue in this series, and thought I wouldn’t buy another. But the format got me, and the stories in this issue were surprisingly entertaining. At least if I didn’t like something, it went away quickly.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams