Framed Recommendations – 29/10/14

There really wasn’t anything worth reviewing last week, as the new comic releases were pretty terrible, save for the final issue of Starlight. The new Deathstroke hit, but that resulted in being typical DC fodder. Arkham Manor showed promise, but that’s about it. Marvel fared even worse last week, as they continued Axis for some reason. It is honestly the worst thing Marvel have put out in a long while, and these new miniseries seem to suffer from Axis‘ poor core concept.

This week however, we’re treated to two magnificent reads; Saga and Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. Vaughan and Staples further their epic with a new direction, which will hopefully prove to be entertaining for the next part of this series. Vaughan’s on top form in this issue, and Staples proves to be incredible as per usual. It’s just a damn shame that they have both confirmed that we won’t see any new Saga until 2015. That’s like, 2 months away. 2 months too long.

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye has started off with a new arc, focusing on Megatron’s life as a writer. It’s real interesting stuff, and it provides a great insight into the Decepticon cause too. There’s no need going into details with this issue though, as Roberts’ comic has some surprising moments throughout. It is easily the best comic out at the moment, and it’s so ridiculously dense. It’s rare to see a comic that is actually worth its cover price, and then some.

Finally, it appears that DC will be losing a few readers once the new creative team starts on Wonder Woman. Azzarello’s Wonder Woman was a great little treat for readers, as it managed to separate itself from DC’s dark and edgy look. Sure, we’ve had Batgirl and Gotham Academy recently, but this was the case for some time. David Finch has taken over the art duties for Wonder Woman now, and he’s already been successful in turning her into a teenager, who resembles the talentless talking airbag, Megan Fox.

Transformers: MTMTE #34 Roberts / Rojo IDW
Transformers: MTMTE #34
Roberts / Rojo
SAGA #24 Vaughan / Staples IMAGE
SAGA #24
Vaughan / Staples
WONDER WOMAN #35 Azzarello / Chiang DC
Azzarello / Chiang

Framed Recommendations – 08/10/14

So, here’s something I’m trying to restart on Seeing as I read a lot of comics every single week, I’ve decided to frame certain moments from some of my most enjoyable reads of the week. You’ll see a variation of panels from different publishers, and I encourage everyone to pick up these titles (or else), because they’re brilliant. These will probably be numbered randomly in the future, but I’ll try my best to showcase my excellent taste.

This week wasn’t so bad for DC, with Stewart’s eagerly anticipated Batgirl managing to entertain, and Batman finally returned to form after the dismal Zero Year event. Capullo is on form here, and I’ll go as far as to say it’s some of his best looking work to date. With Halloween soon approaching, look no further than Snyder and Jock’s Wytches, and Archie Comics’ new Sabrina title. Snyder excels with the horror genre, and it’s a decent first read. Sabrina is fantastic and it just shows that Archie Comics have really branched out this year. If you haven’t checked out Sabrina or Afterlife with Archie yet, then do so! Horror comics done remarkably well. Oh, and Gerry Duggan shows Bunn how to do a Deadpool miniseries. About time, really.

Sex Criminals #08 Fraction / Zdarsky IMAGE
Sex Criminals #08
Fraction / Zdarsky
Batgirl #35 Stewart / Tarr DC
Batgirl #35
Stewart / Tarr
Wytches #01 Snyder / Jock IMAGE
Wytches #01
Snyder / Jock
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #01 Aguirre-Sacasa / Hack ARCHIE COMICS
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #01
Aguirre-Sacasa / Hack
Batman #35 Snyder / Capullo DC
Batman #35
Snyder / Capullo
Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool #01 Duggan / Lolli + Camagni MARVEL
Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool #01
Duggan / Lolli + Camagni