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Jon's Righteous Comic Reviews (or you name this column chum)

Comic Review: Superman Special #1

 

SUPERMAN_SPECIAL_1_5a7cf6bd99d7e3.73824567Superman Special #1 (DC Comics)

With Brian Michael Bendis taking over the Superman books at the end of the month, DC has given the creative teams of Superman and Action Comics the chance to wrap up any loose ends before Bendis' arrival on the books. That means the Superman Special features the usual creative team of Peter J Thomasi and Patrick Gleason (with Scott Godlewski on art) tackling one of the last loose ends of their run: Dinosaur Island. Jumping back into that location leads to an issue that contains all of the action, heart, and humor that you've come to love from their run.

After leaving Captain Storm behind many issues ago, Superman and Superboy make their way back to the island to rescue him. As a thank you for rescuing their world by staying behind, the duo have returned to bring Captain Storm back, setting him up in the modern day with a new identity and sense of purpose, as he travels the world bringing peace to families of the members of his crew.

Simply put, this special issue expertly captures the subtle nuances that Tomasi and Gleason have given Superman and his son throughout the run. Tomasi has long been one of DC's unsung creative forces, and when he's paired with Patrick Gleason the results are electric. Superman Special doesn't skimp on the Dinosaur Island action, but the duo also give the issue a surprising amount of heart, with some fun instances of humor as well. Under the care of these two, Superman becomes the symbol you've always wanted him to be.

Scott Godlewski is an almost near perfect copy of Patrick Gleason's style in this issue. Typically that would be something I'd complain about, but with this run you expect Superman and his cast of characters to look a certain way, and with this being Tomasi and Gleason's swan song on the book, and if Patrick Gleason is too busy to draw, then Godlewski is the next best thing. This issue is chock full of awesome scenes, but the most impressive are the ones with Captain Storm trying to readjust to being back home, and the short scenes with Clark and his son. There's a very quiet melancholy feeling that permeates through those panels, and it's pretty beautiful.

While I'm certainly excited to see what Bendis has planned for the Man of Steel, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wishing that Tomasi and Gleason were staying on board. But at the very least, we'll have their run, which is a fantastic read if you haven't read it already. All things considered, it's nice that Tomasi and Gleason were given the opportunity to say goodbye to the Man of Steel. At least for now, that is.

Comic Review: Quicksilver: No Surrender #1

 

Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 (Marvel Comics) index

With the Avengers recently wrapping up their “No Surrender” storyline, it's time for....a Quicksilver spin off? Surprisingly, Marvel is releasing Quicksilver: No Surrender, a new miniseries that takes place between the events of the recently wrapped Avengers mega story. With a creative team that boasts names like writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Eric Nguyen, you'd expect a pretty interesting story. Well, unfortunately even with those two names attached to the book, Quicksilver: No Surrender ends up being a bore.

How exactly do you make a Quicksilver story boring? Well for starters, you have the entire world around him come to a screeching halt. It's an interesting idea, for sure, but since we already know that the Avengers end up coming out on top in the No Surrender storyline, it robs this miniseries of any kind of stakes. As much as Saladin Ahmed injects some good character work into the issue, it can't take away from the fact that nothing in this story will be of consequence, because we know that the Avengers have already won the battle.

Eric Nguyen's loose style works well for this issue, at least. When it comes to dynamic shots of Quicksilver making his way across the world, Nguyen delivers. There's a great sense of motion and fluidity to his panels, and even with the slower moments of the book it works really well.

I honestly can't explain what is going on at Marvel that would make them think that now would be the right time to release this book. It would've fared much better as a release that came out halfway through the No Surrender event. Releasing it now is just a weird decision, and it can't really do much to get me to care about anything in the miniseries. Unfortunately, this time Quicksilver falls flat on his face.

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Movie Review: Deadpool 2

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It's hard enough to come up with a good comic book movie sequel, let alone a comedy movie sequel, so the announcement that Deadpool would be a getting a number two, while unsurprising, was one that made me a little worried. The original film was a hilarious surprise, especially since I was becoming a little burnt out on the character in the comics. But amazingly, Deadpool 2 is able to surpass the comedy sequel curse and present a new adventure for the Merc with a Mouth that is equal parts hilarious, action-packed, and surprisingly moving too.

Reviewing this movie is oddly like reviewing Avengers: Infinity War, in that I don't want to spoil any of the surprises that this movie contains. There are so many hilarious jokes and surprises contained in this movie that you'll definitely want to go in as cold as possible. Obviously the trailers show Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, who's again the only person who could play this character) having to protect a mutant child (Julian Dennison) from the future outlaw Cable (Josh Brolin). To do so, he has to assemble a team of mutants that includes 90's stars like Shatterstar and Domino (Zazie Beetz) to help him. That's really all I'm going to give you plot wise, because if I give anything else up I will absolutely spoil something by accident.

At this point, telling you that Ryan Reynolds is spot on as Wade Wilson is a moot point. But in this movie Reynolds give Wade a surprising amount of heart, and there's a strong central theme about family that permeates the film. With a character like Deadpool it's easy to just have him resort to spouting catchphrases and just running amok, but like the first film, Reynolds and director David Leitch wisely keep the character in check. Plus, giving him an emotional arc actually fleshes Wade out in a way that makes him feel like a more well-rounded character. If I may be so bold, I think the movie version of Deadpool might be a more well-rounded character than the one in the comics.

Of course, one of the big reasons to check out this sequel is to see the big screen debut of Cable. Just like with Thanos a mere few weeks ago, Josh Brolin gives this character the justice he's due, and makes a great impression on the big screen. Brolin could've easily just cashed in a check and phoned it in, but he clearly put a lot of work into the role, both physically and otherwise, and a potential spin off with the character is one that I would gladly watch. He and Zazie Beetz have some truly fantastic action sequences, but you'll be left wanting more of them, which I suppose is better than being bored by them.

Speaking of the action sequences, they truly are a major improvement over the first film. One of my few complaints of the original Deadpool was the action sequences, which seemed a bit like an afterthought. However, hiring one of the directors of John Wick is a surefire way to improve your action sequences, and David Leitch definitely delivers. The opening action montage is better than almost every fight in the original Deadpool, but Leitch also knows that he can't have this film be all action, and his comedic touches are pretty spot on as well.

As great as Deadpool 2 is, it's not perfect. The opening set up is a little slow (with one plot point that rubbed me the wrong way), and not all of the jokes land. That being said though, once Cable enters the picture the movie really kicks into high gear, and I do think it's a better film than the original. If anything, this is the franchise that superhero movies need, as Ryan Reynolds' wiseass snark targets everything from Avengers: Infinity War to the DCEU. We're at a point now with superhero movies that we can have a franchise like Deadpool that takes the piss out of them, and to be honest, I love that. This is a franchise that isn't afraid to bite the hand that feeds it, and this movie takes more shots at Fox, Marvel Studios, and Warner Bros than the previous one, and nearly all of the jokes are well deserved. It may not be for everyone, but Deadpool 2 is definitely a movie that plays with your expectations in a lot of hilarious and surprising ways.

And yes, the mid credits scene is just as good as you've heard.

VERDICT: B+

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