I skipped a couple weeks because of the holidays so I was anxious to get to my LCS. There were so many good books this week that I’m not sure where to start.
I’m so glad to see Smallwood back on Moon Knight full time, he is probably my favorite artist right now. I love what he is doing on this book. I’m also anxious to see if there is any big twist or death at the end of this Walking Dead arch. I think the art on WD is the best it’s ever been. I really liked Charlie Allreds past work on it, but it did get a little rough. But what do you expect, he was drawing/inking a monthly book (most years more than monthly) single handedly that came out like clockwork, so I give him a pass. But now that there is an inker and colorist(grey tones) to help, it is so much more refined. I didn’t like the way the new inker inked Charlies work at first, but he has really grown into it.
The more I think about it the more I realize Deadly Class is my favorite book overall right now … if I had to pick one. I’ve raved about it before, the writing, wit, art, characters, it’s all great. Remender and Craig are knocking it out of the park. The new Class has really grown on me and in many ways these characters are more intriguing than the original group. Plus when a book can make you actually laugh out loud with what is essentially a 4-5 page fart joke, you know you’re on to something. Now, having praised these other books, I can’t believe the book that I am anxious to read first is … The Flinstones. Yes, the Flintstones, lol.
The Flintstones really is good, don’t roll your eyes. I still don’t believe it and never would have given it a chance if it wasn’t for the iFanboy podcast constantly talking about it. They wore me down so I decided to try it last month. I wrote about it here. I like that it’s basically a one and done story and is a quick easy read. A lot of these other books, I feel like I have to re-read the previous issue or go back and at least flip through to remember everything that is going on. That’s not a knock on any of the writers, just the fact that I have a poor memory and read/watch too many different books/series. The Flintstones were also a childhood favorite of mine. I remember during summer breaks, back in the day when we only had four channels (3 networks and some Canadian channel), this would come on in the middle of the day. Since there was nothing else on but soaps and news and there wasn’t always something fun and exciting to do outside, it became something I looked forward to each day. When you think Flintstones you probably think kids. But keep in mind this is not a kids book, they are definitely writing for adults. Most people don’t realize that the Flinstones were the Simpsons of their time. They aired in Prime Time and it written for adults to enjoy. It was a cartoon version of the Honey Mooners. I can’t believe I keep going on about this book. I’m done. Until next time.