Wait. Do you mean to tell me that Comic Con doesn't constitute a holiday that delays the books a day? Crazy.
Well whatever, here you go a day late, the ever evolving Platypus Robot reviews:
So here's the deal, I didn't get that many books this week (three to be exact) so I'm going to alter the format a bit and focus on one of my favorite characters, Frankencastle, who appeared in the majority. Currently he's embroiled in a crossover with Dark Wolverine as a sort of climax to the whole Daken-Carved-Me-Up-And-Made-Me-Into-A-Monster story line.
The Weakest Part:
Dark Wolverine # 88
Writers: Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu
Artists: Stephen Segovia and Paco Diaz
Maybe it's because it's the first part of the crossover, maybe it's because Way and Liu don't know how to write Frankencastle, but I found this issue lacking. The action's there, but I had some random issues just falling into the story and generally following the action.
That said, the start of the fight between our two combatants was pretty amazing. Watching Daken basically flirt his way through the fight was all kinds of awesome. I don't think I want to admit it, but I think I like Daken and hope he stays around...
Shudder. Who am I becoming?
Also, I gotta say that Segovia does a great rendition of Frankencastle. It's not goofy looking like Tony Moore's, but not as awkward as other artists make it look. Frank looks like something you don't want to mess with, a visage that most artists miss.
The Best Part:
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Tony Moore
Okay so this is kind of unfair. Not only is this issue mostly just a bloody, no-holds barred, knock-down, drag-out fight scene, but it's drawn by Tony Moore who just goes all out in this ish; It was going to be the best of the week regardless.
As for the story, what's more to say? It's the big rematch that we all wanted to see since Frank was sliced to bits and it doesn't hold anything back. Daken is crushed by a car, burned alive, hit by a train, impaled (TWICE!) all while having to endure the toughest of tough guy lines from Frank. It's all kinds of fun and it makes me even more sad that the title's ending in three months. BOO-URNS!
Personally I can't wait for the next couple of parts of this crossover, because given what I've seen so far, it's only going to get bloodier. And that's a great thing.
Alright, that's all I got for you. If you want me to gush more about Frankencastle or if you really want to hear about how I'm digging Thor: The Mighty Avenger, I just might indulge if you ask me real nice in the comments.
Who am I kidding? I'll probably be gushing about it at some point anyway regardless.