Friday, July 17, 2009

"The Colonel" Reviews Captain America #601

For those of you coming in late, "The Colonel" is one of our good customers, Daron, that shops at the Frankfort Amazing Fantasy. He is one of the contributors to "The Official Index to the Marvel Universe". So yeah, he's an official employee of Marvel, so who better to review some Marvel comics here on my blog? It's pretty well documented here and elsewhere and that I can't always find the love that I should for Marvel. So, here is "The Colonel's" review of both Captain America #601 and he tells you why you should buy the mini-trade of Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil.

Captain America #601

Ed Brubaker teams up with Gene Colan to tell a moody tale of Captain America fighting vampires in WWII!

The real draw here is the art by Gene “The Dean” Colan. Moody, atmospheric, and filled with dread, the comic is a joy to look at from cover to cover. I first came across Gene Colan’s art way back in the summer of 1989, in Wolverine #9. Even then I was struck by his distinctive style, and his ability to convey emotions, especially tension and fear. Over time I specifically sought out comics by Colan from his runs on Iron Man to Daredevil. And now, seeing his art in Captain America #601, I’m overjoyed to see he still has “IT.” Overjoyed. I think I’m going to pull out some of his Tomb of Draculas now…

Also Awesome this week:

Agents of ATLAS #8:

Jimmy gives the finger to Osborn, he finds out what his old girlfriend Suwan has been up to, and the team fights the Hulk. If you like fun comics, you should be reading Agents of ATLAS.

Dr. Doom & the Masters of Evil Digest

Collecting the 4-issue miniseries, featuring Dr. Doom the way he should be written. While it guest stars many different heroes and villains, the real reason to check this out is Dr. Doom doing what Doom does best. Lots of fun in a handy-sized package.

-Daron “The Colonel” Jensen


There you have it, the (in theory) weekly Marvel plug here on this blog. I have to say, Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil really is worth checking out. Even Paul (aka Jerkules) at the Frankfort store liked it, and he hates just about everything! And, I have to agree with Daron "The Colonel" that Captain America is ALWAYS a good read. Brubaker is my man, can't go wrong there, unless of course he's writing a book with "X" in the title. Then yo could go wrong, but through no fault of his own, I blame the X universe and the sheer scope and breath that is covered within that realm.

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