I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got eight new comics:

  • Thief of Thieves – 4
  • Night Force – 3
  • The Walking Dead – 97
  • Fatale – 5
  • Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – 1
  • Grifter – 9
  • Mind the Gap – 1
  • Mystery in Space – 1
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Thunderbolts: Cage” by Jeff Parker and Kev Walker

    Here I go with the second Thunderbolts trade I’ve read lately. This one is by the same writer, Jeff Parker, with a new artist on board, Kev Walker. I’ve been enjoying Parker’s writing as of late and that’s what prompted me to buy four trades of Thunderbolts. That and they were cheap.

    This volume is a new start in the Thunderbolts story. A new team is formed withe some new faces and some old ones. The Thunderbolts are a super team made up of incarcerated super villains who are looking for a chance to turn their lives around. Or maybe just get out of prison for a few hours. In the last volume the team were lead by Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, who is a super villain but had gained legitimate political power. Now he’s been taken down and a new man is running the Thunderbolts. Luke Cage.

    Cage is an ex-con (he was framed) and a genuine hero so he’s a good choice to lead this group of super prisoners. We get a look at how the prison runs, how Cage runs the team, and the missions they go on. There is not much more to it than that. It was fun escapist entertainment and I enjoyed it.

    The art was nicer than in the previous volume. It’s that modern illustrative style that we’re all familiar with theses days. Lots of modeling in the color and lots of little “Detail” that doesn’t really add up to much. I’m not much of a fan of that style but here it’s well drawn and the storytelling is solid so there is not much to complain about. Kev Walker is talented even is his work here is not totally to my taste.

    Overall this was a solid super hero comic. Well crafted but not ground breaking. It you too can get it for cheap it’s worth a read.