O’Shea’s Offhand Opinions 2013.6
The Fox #2 (Haspiel/Waid; DeMatteis/Cavallaro/Austin): Folks that have read my work for any substantial amount of time knows that I am unabashed fan of Dean Haspiel’s work.
Haspiel is a savvy collaborator—having tapped veteran scribe Mark Waid to script/collaborate with him on the dialogue. If I was not predisposed to like this series, Haspiel would have hooked me in the first issue afterword, when he described The Fox as “sounding like James Garner from The Rockford Files.”
I really hope that Haspiel continues to infuse humor in this series, as he did in issue 2, when he had The Fox/Paul Patton explain to a visiting alien: “I’m clinging hopefully to a newspaper job. If you lived on this planet, you’d know how ridiculous that sounds.”
As for The SHIELD back-up story (by writer J.M. DeMatteis, artist Mike Cavallaro, inker Terry Austin and colorist Steve Downer), I definitely enjoyed what I read—no matter how brief it was. This may seem odd, but the aspect that really popped most for me on this story was John Workman’s lettering. I have been hooked on the dynamic nature of his lettering since his days on Walter Simonson’s Thor.
For The Fox #2, I give a rating of 8 out of 10 rating. (10 being best)
[CBR offered previews of issue 1 and issue 2]
Spider-Man The Movie (1986)
Promotional ad from ‘85
History that could have been.
the cannon group has just issued you a dare
Also, why is Spidey in space here? What is his webbing attached to? What’s going on?
well buddy maybe he’s in space because it’s HIS GREATEST ADVENTURE
(i also like the ‘comes alive’ part because it makes me think of peter parker pulling a breaking bad finale here)
O’Shea’s Offhand Opinions 2013.7
Action Comics #26 (Pak/Kuder): It appears that DC Comics has finally found the perfect creative team for Action Comics: Writer Greg Pak and artist Aaron Kuder.
Few writers have the skillset to write as engagingly fun stories as Pak. His Superman smiles and brings a smile to the reader’s face.
This issue marks my first exposure to Kuder’s work. Much to my delight, it is nice to see someone who can draw action (and monsters) as well as Art Adams. I had been meaning to check out Pak’s writing on Action Comics, but my purchasing decision was sealed by Kuder’s kinetic art.
For Action Comics #26, I give an overall rating of 9 out of 10 rating. (10 being best)
[CBR offered a preview of Action Comics #26]
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