February 2, 2013 - Death and rebirth
X-O is far better here.
It starts out softly
The comic is excellent. The art - while grandiose - conveys so much emotion. The first three to four pages are beautifully silent. Just Aric and his misery. It builds to his frustration - and Turok shows up. The story really conveys well his misery - and distance he drives away from all that supports him.
Turok renouncing his own brotherhood with Aric is terrifyingly powerful, as well. Great to see the separation of these two.
Most of the earliest comics were character driven. It's fantastic to see that motivation again. It isn't in the same category, certainly, but much of the same parts are there.
The change in the character is excellent - and usually I hate that - but this feels right.
Funny and ironic.
One of the best sections of the Iron Man section in this comic is the broad statement that a man must bend to the will of the government. Today, we probably believe that the opposite must be true, and too many act following the government blindly.
I liked the pure parts of the story - the responsibility. And the story is pretty good. But Iron Man has been one of the consistently strongest books around lately.
The Captain America story has taken some steps in the right direction. The art has moved into the good phase. It's interesting enough. And the story has moved into. Tolerable? For this, it's a huge stride.