Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Posted by arnab at 2:29 PM
Writer: John Layman
Artist: Rob Guillory
Cover Artist: Rob Guillory
It's been months since we've had a taste of Chew, but the minute you start reading it is as if no time has passed at all. It is truly a testament to the creative staff, when a series is as creative as this one and has remained consistently great. The creepy lights in the sky remain at the back of our minds in this issue. But we also get some great insight into the characters, specifically Tony and his relationship with his daughter. There are so many little great bits and pieces, humorous moments, and interesting revelations that the pacing of the issue never falters. The art plays just as important a role in the story and by that I mean, is absolutely great. At this point, if you're not reading this book, you're just wrong in so many ways.
X-Factor #216 ****
Writer: Peter David
Artist(s): Emanuela Lupacchino and Guillermo Ortega
Cover Artist(s): David Yardin and Sonia Oback
I've said it before and I will say it again, this is one of the best X-books out there (definitely in my top 3 of a whole bunch of them.) This issue starts off a new arc, while bringing in a story line previously started. As residents of New York it was only a matter of time before Spiderman and Jameson made an appearance. Turns out, Madrox had a favor he owed Jameson and Spidey was just being nosey. Meanwhile, Monet and Shatterstar have one of the funniest conversations I've read all year. This book is just consistently excellent. With such an array of castmembers, from humans to mutants, David has a great crew to work with. Unlike with some other series', when he brings in guest stars such as the Fantastic Four, Thor, and now Spidey it doesn't feel stranger. Rather, they are integrated into the story with a seamless ease. The art has been getting better as well, in my opinion, with Lupacchino joining the team. Oh and Layla Miller giving Rahne the verbal smack down was so satisfying.
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