September 19, 2013 - From the darkness past.
Turok is fine.
But Avengers is a book for the line.
This was pretty good.
I really liked how the comic seemed to be split into two pretty equal parts - a good idea with a comic of this size. The first part, following Barry - and showing the murders committed on behalf of his journal and his past - pretty cool idea. The beginning of the comic - struggling with the paw - and re-writing some of the equations on the wall... It had a film quality to it.
Turok pursuing the killer - and back and forth with his roommate - it had a slow dissolve feeling. From... He might be the killer - then to he might be possessed to be the killer. Then flipping over to the second half of the book.
Nice flip. Using the lost journal as the impetus - and then getting encouraged to heap failures on him - particularly poignant. Especially as a person who has faced some particularly similar failures in the past. The ending was great - especially the jibe about the hugs. Well done story.
This is a classic.
I don't know how a person could not like this comic. Great old villain - Ultron. Introduction of an iconic character - Vision. Whomever owns this cover, I hope it holds a place of honor in a room somewhere. This is a sight to behold.
Great comic, too. The art is superb. A beautiful reference piece for the late Silver Age - and feeling in many ways like it is bringing that era out to a close.
The Vision seems terrifyingly close to the character he will become in later years.
This publication time of the comic is really in its own Golden Age. Beautiful pantheon of characters - none really able to hold a comic on his or her own, but a great set of characters to follow along with through out this era.
I liked the changes of the motivation of the Vision, along with purposefully keeping some of him hidden. It can really be developed in the long run - and was.
But the best part of this was the reading of the poem over the discarded Ultron section. Beauty.