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Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by Paul in x-axis

No annotations this week, because… um, well, because there isn’t anything to annotate. The only X-books out this week are two flashback minis, Wolverine: Patch #4 and Gambit #1. I’ll probably do some reviews over the next few days.

Bring on the comments

  1. K says:

    This being an off week, I wanted to make a mention for Spurrier’s new backup story over in Detective Comics.

    I did not recognize his writing at all, astonishingly. This is the most humanized prose I’ve ever read from him, being a grungy noir story with no fantastic elements whatsoever (at least, until the next part).

  2. Chris V says:

    I haven’t read this Detective Comics story, but have you read Spurrier’s Hellblazer? It does have fantastic elements, granted. It’s leagues ahead of what Spurrier has been writing with the Krakoa books.

  3. K says:

    I have read Spurrier’s Hellblazer, and I guess it has the same characteristics that I find with all of his fantastic stories? Everything is thoroughly explained and expositioned threefold, including the metaphors, until there is no mystery or room for interpretation left.

    In noir, on the other hand, the exposition is a virtue.

  4. Mark Coale says:

    Think only new book I’m getting this week is (friend of the pod, yours and mine) Al Ewing’s Ant Man.

    Also the two Millie the Model reprints I missed a couple weeks ago.

  5. Mike Loughlin says:

    Spurrier’s & Dani’s detective Comics back-up story was great. In fact, it was better than the (good) lead. Dani’s art had a sense of grit to it that worked very well with Spurrier’s noir prose. I would read a Jim Gordon: Private Eye series by this creative team.

    Also out: a weird oversized one-shot from Sam Kieth called Hollows. I’m a mark for Kieth, and I think it’s his best looking art in a long time. It’s shot from pencils and I think he colored it himself. Beautiful work!

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