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COMICS WHAT THAT I READ THIS WEEK (February 23rd, 2011)

A two comic week! Luckily its two of the better books I pick up every month. Push it!

The secret: dragons.

Secret Avengers #10:

I’m really bummed that Brubaker’s going to be leaving this title in two issues because its only now really starting to get its feet. The first two arcs have been great but I’m hesitant to see whole Shadow Council plot he’s laying down explored by another writer, even if that writer happens to be Nick Spencer (who has just EXPLODED in the last 6 months, it feels like). That said, this issue was a fantastic wrap up to the second arc. The Steve Rogers vs. John Steele/Max Fury takedowns Deodato draws are just nuts and Brubaker gives us some fun little moments with Antman and Valkyrie. Next issue (maybe next two?) are a World War 2 flashback focusing on Rogers and Steele.

THIS ISSUE: CARMEN SAN DIEGO

Power Man and Iron Fist #2 (of 5)

Decent enough issue that moves along nicely. Two things stuck out to me:

*Dazzler having a FAME-esque school for the arts named after her (complete with a statue and mascot) is hilarious and incredibly fitting.

*Ending the issue with the reveal of a villain called POKERFACE and “NEXT ISSUE: BAD ROMANCE” is so appropriately ridiculous for a book that is a love letter to the goofiest 70’s Marvel book there is.

*****

That’s the week. The two issues were very good, I think PM and IF may have been alittle bogged down by (very necesary) plot development but Van Lente pretty much never disappoints.

HIVE OF SCUM. THE GREATEST APHRODISIAC  IS A SUPER-SOLDIER RUNNING UP A STATUE AND KICKING A ROBOT IN THE BRAIN

-Max

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