Comic Reviews: 9/24/14 – Guardians of the Galaxy #19, Roche Limit #1, Rachel Rising #28, Sixth Gun #43, Chew #43

A slightly smaller week compared to last. None of the DC Futures End books looked enticing. Luckily, a few of my favorite non big two books released, making the picks easy. And look, another Image #1. I bet it will be great (he says sardonically).

Guardians of the Galaxy #19

Guardians of the Galaxy #19

Guardians of the Galaxy #19

Sigh. This was terrible. There was barely enough story to justify two issues, let alone three. Absolutely no answers. Worse still, obvious cliche padding from Gamora interrupting Star-Lord. While I understand her frustration, the their conversation was particularly clunky. The above panel did elicit a good chuckle though.

Roche Limit #1

Roche Limit #1

Roche Limit #1

Dirty sci-fi (a la Blade Runner) has become a popular genre as of late. The world building here was expertly done, but the character work left we wanting. I couldn’t connect with any of them, either they were poorly sold or too cliche. The world building however, was phenomenal, and what pulled me forward. That aspect alone sold me. Hopefully the rest will catch up.

Rachel Rising #28

Rachel Rising #28

Rachel Rising #28

I must admit, reading this in issues, I’m losing the thread a bit. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy this issue to issue. It felt with the last arc the series was heading towards an end. Now, it seems something big is coming, a calm before the storm. Also, I love Zoe, one of Moore’s best creations.

Sixth Gun #43

The Sixth Gun #43

The Sixth Gun #43

The amount of lore Bunn and Crabtree have stuffed into this series is staggering. Looking at all the elements touched on this issue, it’s hard believe how far the story’s come since the first issue. Who is the King of Secrets? My only complaint was the issue’s sudden ending. The string of final page panels flowed awkwardly. Were they talking about Becky, or the Grey Witch (I’m assuming the former)? Despite the serious tone of the book, there’s still room for a joke, breaking the drab tones. Something always welcome.

Chew #43

Chew #43

Chew #43

This was one of the weaker issues of Chew, but that’s a relative comparison. Not much action, not much funny, not much plot. There was another awesome two page spread of Poyo (I want one every issue), but much of this felt recycled. That last page though, holy crap.

What did you read this week? Would someone answer that question once? Please? Comment below!

Ahead for once.

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