Quick Reviews for 1/23/2013

The Vestrymen take a whack at X-Force #1, FF #3, Stumptown: The Baby in the Velvet Case #5, and Superboy Annual #1. This week we deal with insane perspective shifts, interdimensional teleporters, musicians as drug mules, and all kinds of insane things.

Superboy Annual #1

Superboy-Annual_1_Full-665x1024WRITTEN BY: Tom DeFalco
ART BY: Various
PUBLISHER: DC Comics
RELEASE: January 23, 2013

Superboy is snippy! Superman is snippy! This is the first H’el on Earth book we have read and it is insane and a little delightful.

Vestrymen Grade: B-

FF #3

FF_3-674x1024WRITTEN BY: Matt Fraction
ART BY: Michael & Laura Allred
PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics
RELEASE: January 23, 2013

If this month’s Superboy wasn’t insane enough for you FF #3 continues the psychedelically inspired breakneck pace that has defined this run so far. Michael & Laura Allred are revelations.

Vestrymen Grade: B+

Uncanny X-Force #1

uxforce2012001covcolWRITTEN BY: Sam Humphries
ART BY: Ron Garney
PUBLISHER: Marvel Comics
RELEASE: January 23, 2013

Meh.

Vestrymen Grade: C

Stumptown #5

stumptown2-5-4x6-comp-solicit-webWRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka
ART BY: Matthew Southworth
PUBLISHER: Oni Press
RELEASE: January 23, 2013

I like Stumptown just fine, but when you get right down to it, this book was created to make Leland’s brain a happy brain, and for no other reason. What is that Greg Rucka? You’d like to get paid for your work? Isn’t Leland’s braindrugs good enough payment for you?

Vestrymen Grade: B+

You can download this podcast: Reviews from the Future! 1-23-2013

The music for this episode of Vestrymen from the Future! is used under a Creative Commons licence. Intro music “The Future Soon” by Jonathan Coulton. Also featuring “Kenesaw Mountain Landis”, also by Jonathan Coulton.

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