Dec 192014
 
Writer: Jim Zub
Artists: Steve Cummings and Tamra Bonvillain
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Greetings and salutations! Welcome to another Four-Color Bullet, the only comic book review column with its own sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

This week, from DC, Endgame continues as the Joker turns Batman’s allies against him, in Batman #37; the world is on the brink of evolutionary armageddon, and the Justice League must stop it, as The Amazo Virus continues in Justice League #37; Mister Miracle takes on Darkseid, with Earth-2 at stake, in Earth-2: World’s End #11.

Inside our giant bag o’ Marvel, we have Sam Wilson and Nomad in big-time trouble as they take on a powerful new Hydra led by Baron Zemo, in All-New Captain America #2; the All-New X-Men continue their adventures in the Ultimate Universe, in All-New X-Men #34; Battle Royale! The Avengers vs. the X-Men for the fate of New York, in Avengers & X-Men: Axis #8.

 

Revelation and sacrifice. Weavers and tapestries. Forces of evil take stage. First chapter of Rori Lane in Weird Japan concludes.

Writer: Jim Zub Artists: Steve Cummings and Tamra Bonvillain IMAGE COMICS

Writer: Jim Zub
Artists: Steve Cummings and Tamra Bonvillain
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The first story arc of Image’s new supernatural sensation ends here. Wayward #5 finds our Irish-Japanese heroine Rori Lane and her allies against a sinister force from Japan’s dark mythology. Wayward has been a must-read since the first issue. Jim Zub’s writing has been fantastic. Spooky and fun without losing intelligence.

Steve Cummings’ artwork has been, in my opinion, the linchpin of this thing. I’m a story-oriented comics guy. While comics are visual, and bad art can indeed break a comic, I can swallow some bad art for the sake of story. So, for me to say that Cummings’ art is a big deal is me saying something. His art, coupled with Tamra Bonvillain’s colors, makes the book beautiful.

But it’s the fact that Cummings lives in Tokyo and has intimate knowledge of the city that gets my attention. He adds the Tokyo that he knows and the rest of us never get to see, bringing some definite authenticity to the scenes. Tokyo is a city of lights, the city that we know, but it’s also so much more. Or less, depending on your point of view.

This final issue of the first arc was heavy on the tension and had plenty of action. Rori and her allies engage a ruthless enemy after a pretty devastating loss, and we see how important Rori is to her friends. Rori gains an interesting new ability, and we’re left with a pretty serious cliffhanger, which really sucks because the book will be on hiatus until March 2015.

Wayward is a great book, especially if you’re interested in the darker side of Japanese culture. Zack Davidson treats the reader to a couple of pages of Weird Japanese Culture, stories and myth that inspired Wayward. The first five issues will be released soon in a collected volume, but you won’t have those neat Davidson Japanese myth lessons in those. Wayward is easily one of Image’s new best.

And that wraps up Four-Color Bullet for this week. Be sure and comment or email me. I’m always interested in knowing what you guys are reading.

I got involved in a discussion this week about whether or not Watchmen was the best superhero movie made to date. I said no, that that award went to Guardians of the Galaxy. I can’t remember the last movie I sat through where I laughed all the way through, and the whole theater broke out in thunderous applause at the end. What do you guys think? What’s the best superhero movie to date?

It’s a great time to be a comics fan. See you next week!

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Dec 052014
 
Writers: John Carpenter and Christopher Sebela
Artists: Diego barreto and Marissa Louise
BOOM! STUDIOS

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It’s Four-Color Bullet time again, and I have read all of the comics in my pull list. Now I’m going to select my pick of the week, be it good or bad, and give my take on it. But first, this week’s honorable mentions, or as I like to call them, the bullets.

Beginning with the folks at Marvel, Angela must strike out on her own after being cast out of Heven and wanting nothing to with Asgard. The adventures of Angela: Asgard’s Assassin begin in her first issue; the trials and tribulations of a galactic playboy. Can Peter Quill keep his date with Kitty Pryde, and keep one step ahead of Mister Knife and his crew, in Legendary Star-Lord # 6; and who are The Stark, and can the Guardians survive meeting them, in Guardians 3000 #3.

Over at the hallowed halls of the Distinguished Competition, Gail Simone returns with Secret Six #1, the debut of the New 52 version of the fan-favorite team. Six strangers are brought together for a mysterious purpose that will have everyone asking, “What is the secret?”

Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are back! Is the 31st century ready for them? Justice League 3000 #12 features the long-awaited return of two of DC’s fan-favorite characters; Dick Grayson is on a mission to stop Paragon from assembling the parts of dead villain to create something more sinister, in Grayson #5

From IDW Publishing, a government plot leads Mulder to reminisce about his days as a cadet at Quantico, and how he found the “I Want to Believe” poster, in The X-Files: Season 10 #19

From Dynamite, Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett crafts a tale about the Battlestar Galactica’s journey to Earth, and a milestone in Battlestar continuity, in Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo #1; and who’s the baddest private dick who’s a sex machine with all the chicks? He’s a bad motha– “WATCH YOUR MOUTH!” I’m just talkin’ ’bout Shaft #1.

 

Writers: John Carpenter and Christopher Sebela Artists: Diego barreto and Marissa Louise BOOM! STUDIOS

Writers: John Carpenter and Christopher Sebela
Artists: Diego Barreto and Marissa Louise
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BOOM! Studios has done it again. They got John Carpenter to help with the popular and crazy-good Big Trouble in Little China comic book series, and Carpenter’s not content to stop there. Now the film legend has let BOOM! give anti-hero Snake Plissken his continuing adventures in Escape from New York, a direct continuation of the cult-classic film starring Kurt Russell.

One of the things I didn’t like about Big Trouble in Little China: The Series was that it wasn’t readily accessible to new readers. If you hadn’t seen the film, you were going to be confused, and there was virtually no exposition to get the reader up to speed. It’s the same with Escape from New York. The first issue starts right where the film ended, with the President having been made a fool of as Plissken walks away with his pardon. The first issue begins with the President furious over Plissken’s actions, thereby revoking his pardon, and sending him on the run yet again.

If you haven’t seen the film, especially our younger readers, here’s a recap. In 1997, the world has pretty much gone to crap. Famine, war, and every other bad thing run amok. To combat the crazy, the United States has formed the United States Police Force, and Manhattan has been turned into a maximum-security prison. The president is on his way in Air Force One to deliver a message that might calm the world’s anger issues and avert a war, when the plane crashes inside New York City. Ex war-hero Snake Plissken is railroaded into going inside the prison to rescue the president  in time to deliver the speech. Plissken does so, not without some difficulty, and the president is free to play his speech, which has been pre-recorded on a cassette tape. In a moment of spitefulness, Plissken replaces the president’s speech with a tape of random music. Plissken walks to his waiting ride, a free man.

Until now …

This was a great first issue. Not only do we get some great Snake Plissken action, nicely drawn by Diego Barreto and Marissa Louise, but  Carpenter, who returns as Executive Producer, and Eisner award-winning writer Christopher Sebela pound out some solid story, including some exposition on exactly what shape the world, while delivering an action packed story that never misses a beat, and is heavy on the action that the film is known for. We’re treated to new characters, and the reader is given the scoop into other areas as Plissken makes his way to sunny and deadly Florida. But don’t expect the same Saturday-morning kind of art on EFNY as we’ve seen in BTILC. The art in Escape from New York is grittier and much more serious.

“After bringing back Jack Burton, we knew we had to revive Snake Plissken,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “The new stories we have in mind for Snake are going to really excite longtime fans …  It’s a great time to be a John Carpenter fan!”

Agreed. Again, a solid first issue that left me hungry for more, and will elicit grins from fans of the film. I think fans who haven’t seen the film would also like it, but they would do themselves an injustice by not seeing the movie before reading the first issue

And that concludes Four Color Bullet for this week. Email and comment, if you so desire. And I’m always eager to know what comics you guys are reading, so chime in.

It’s a great time to be a comics fan. See you next week!

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Dec 032014
 
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Ultimate_Fantastic_Four_Vol_1_21_Textlessby Michael Brown, staff writer

The official plot synopsis for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming and more-than-a-little controversial Fantastic Four reboot has finally been made public. After first surfacing earlier today on the film review website, Rotten Tomatoes, Fox has confirmed, but has stated that it wasn’t officially released, that the announcement about the plot of  the movie based on Marvel’s longest-running comic book is indeed legit. So, get your pitchforks, torches, and holy water ready, because here it is:

“THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.” 

In fairness, the plot does vaguely resemble the plot of the first few issues of Ultimate Fantastic Four, which included the origin of the team by way of a teleportation accident. The Ultimate origin didn’t send them to another dimension, but scattered them across the globe, and their powers were loosely element-based. The proposed story of “four young outsiders” is a little troubling, however. This particular synopsis comes mere weeks after a more detailed one that was denied by screenwriter Jeremy Slater. Neither of the synopses contradicts the other, however, and both include the teleportation accident origin.

From confusing casting decisions, inconvenient leaks, and constant pushing-back of release dates, to reports of (my personal favorite) no one working on the film being required to read the source material, the planned reboot of the much-beloved Marvel property has met with fan-fueled anger, revulsion, and constant attacks on cast and crew since the project was announced. Marvel Comics has cancelled the Fantastic Four comic, presumably to protest Fox’s handling of the property. Again, in fairness, this kind of thing happens all the time, especially when you consider that Marvel has a universe-rebooting event planned. The reason for the cancellation remains speculation, but it’s hard not to make that connection.

Will this new information make Fantastic Four easier for fans to take? Hard to say, but some of the chatter out there is very much not in favor. We shall see.

Fantastic Four will star Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, written by Simon Kinberg, and directed by Josh (Chronicle) Trank. It is scheduled to hit theaters August  2015.

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Nov 302014
 
Writer: Ray Fawkes
Artist: Ben Templesmith
DC Comics

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Welcome to Four-Color Bullet, the only comic book review column not affected by tryptophan. That stuff in turkey that makes you sleep. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, let’s get to some comics!

From Marvel this week, the Spider-Clones of the Multiverse band together to take on the Inheritors in Scarlet Spiders #1, a Spider-Verse tie-in; the Axis Effect has inverted heroes to villains and vice versa. Now, Tony Stark has put down roots in sunny San Francisco and he’s going to make everybody better by giving them all Extremis. Unless, of course, a certain red-clad, horn-headed, blind lawyer can stop him, in Superior Iron Man #2; and the New Warriors’ series comes to a shocking end, in New Warriors #12.

From DC this week, Earth-2 welcomes John Constantine to its end, in Earth 2: World’s End #8; Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr. continue their run on Superman, with the Man of Steel and Ulysses teaming up to face every super-bad out there … except for one that Superman refuses to fight, in Superman #36; Flash is trapped in the Speed Force and Central City is left without a hero. Or is it? Find out in The Flash #36.

From Dynamite,  Starbuck and Athena face a terrifying enemy under Carillion, Apollo, Boomer and Jolly face Baltar’s Cylonic Giants, and the Aethership Galactica heads to Gemini to stop an invasion! But will it be their greatest battle – or their last, in Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #4

From Dark Horse Comics, the Sunnydale homecoming becomes less than fun as Buffy, Spike, and Willow realize that Andrew is in over his head with the Vampyr book and a terrible plan, and the demon they’re up against has a grudge against Slayers and a penchant for eating souls, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #9

And from Image, while a storm rages throughout Tokyo, secrets are uncovered beneath the city streets, in Wayward #4

 

The ghost of an evil sorcerer is loose in New York. He’s out for world domination and he’s creating warriors for his army of the damned. A possessed Casey Jones is among them. Who ya gonna call? Well, you’re half right.
Writers: Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz Artists: Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado IDW Publishing

Writers: Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz
Artists: Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado
IDW Publishing

Issue two of this nerd-tastic team-up that children of the ’80s have been waiting for is slower-paced than than the first, but still just as good. Seeing Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening’s work has me missing Ghostbusters yet again. The action wasn’t really here with this one, but now the fun is in watching the Ghostbusters and the turtles interact. There were some great moments, one of which stems from Egon and Donatello sparring back and forth about the existence of ghosts. Donatello is a non-believer, while Egon scoffs at Donnie’s insistence that there are aliens. All of that is fun and it really only exists to give the reader the difference in mentality between dimensions. Erik Burnham and Luis Antonio Delgado’s art is gorgeous as always and I haven’t seen the TMNT rendered as beautifully as they are here. It really made me sad and lamenting the end of the Ghostbusters series. But I said that already, didn’t I? See how miserable I am? *snif, snif*

I could totally get behind this creative team working on the TMNT as a regular thing, some time in the future.

Our villain, Chi-You, a ghostly Chinese sorcerer hell-bent on world domination, is kind of one dimensional and furthers an expected plot, but the writers are handling it with so much fun and amusement, it’s interesting in spite of itself. And that’s really the only negative thing I have to say.

If you’ve ever wondered what a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters team-up would be like, you won’t find a better answer than this. And kudos to writers Burnham and Tom Waltz, who keep every character’s personality alive and their own. Each character has a distinct personality and it never gets lost in the shuffle. This is going to be a really fun romp. If you’re not reading this, you’re seriously missing out.

 

 

Meet the detectives of the Gotham City Police Department’s 13th precinct. They investigate the things that go “bump” a little louder in the night.
Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ben Templesmith DC Comics

Writer: Ray Fawkes
Artist: Ben Templesmith
DC Comics

I was honestly surprised by how good this book was. Aside from the Bat-titles, I largely remain unimpressed by anything coming out of DC these days. But this was so radical, I had to give it a shot. Plus, all of the Bat-titles are batting 1000. They’re just really good. Gotham by Midnight felt like a Hellblazer story without John Constantine. That said, there is a Constantine series currently at DC, and it’s being written splendidly by Ray Fawkes. Who, by the way, is also the writer for this brilliant piece of work I’m reviewing right now.

Without giving too much away, Gotham by Midnight is about the detectives at GCPD’s 13th precinct, led by Jim Corrigan, and their mission to investigate the supernatural. In this first issue, the detectives investigate two girls who may be possessed, and speak no known language. It has a Gotham Central vibe to it, and readers may stay away for fear that it sounds too gimmicky. But the first issue is a pretty solid police procedural with a small twist about halfway through.

Now, if you’re like me, the only reason you’re even going to pick up this book is because of Ben Templesmith’s art. Templesmith puts down some solid creepy artwork that cements itself in your mind’s eye long after you’ve put the book down after that final eerie page, and he and Fawkes go together on this like bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. Pancakes and syrup. Phineas and Ferb.

This was another great book this week. Fawkes and Templesmith introduce us to a different, scarier Gotham. I’m game.

And this concludes Four-Color Bullet this week. After a brief hiatus and a schedule change, your favorite comic book review column will be back on Thursdays, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.

It’s a great time to be a comics fan. See ya next week. Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Bring on Christmahanukkwanzaaka!

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Nov 012014
 
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Welcome to another Four-Color Bullet, the only comic book review column not afraid to give out comics on Halloween. Thanks for joining me on Saturday as I race through the best comics in the Multiverse. Two more weeks, and we’ll be back to our regular Thursday slot. For now, though: COMICS!

From Marvel this week, the new Deathlok is here, in Deathlok #1; Steve Rogers and Deadpool team up to keep Logan’s DNA from falling into the wrong hands, in Death of Wolverine: Deadpool and Captain America #1; and the final chapter of what really happened in the Cancerverse, in Guardians of the Galaxy #20.

From DC Comics this week, the last time Deacon Blackfire took control of Gotham, it was almost the end of Batman. What happens now that he’s wielding unspeakable power? The answer, in Batman: Eternal  #30. The House of Mystery and the House of Secrets take human form, and the team is hard-pressed to contain the chaos, in Justice League Dark Annual #2; and it’s changes aplenty for the Amazonian Warrior in the grand finale of Brian Azzarello’s epic run on Wonder Woman in issue 35.

From IDW this week, the fate of the multiverse lies in the hands of Samurai Jack, the Powerpuff Girls, Dexter, and Ben 10. And if they can’t beat Aku and his League of Extraordinary Villains, hope may yet be found in the unlikely team up of Mojo Jojo and Ed, Edd, and Eddy, in the fifth chapter of Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! 

And the folks at Dark Horse Comics proudly presents Mike Mignola’s Baltimore: The Wolf and the Apostle #1

 

Students with mysterious powers. Mythical monsters lurking in the shadows. Enemies poised to make their move. Welcome to Weird Japan.

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steve Cummings Colorists: John Rauch, Jim Zub, and Tamra Bonvillain IMAGE

Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Steve Cummings
Colorists: John Rauch, Jim Zub, and Tamra Bonvillain
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Wayward just continues to freaking chug right along on the tracks of awesomeness,and I am almost ready to name it as Four-Color Bullet’s Book of the Year, and it’s still just November. We’re on issue three, now, and there’s no sign of slowing down. Every month, writer Jim Zub reveals a little more of the mystery. There’s no getting buried in plot details, no stumbling over character introductions … at least not in this issue. Everything is seamless and happens naturally.

Rori continues to deal with her powers, on top of being gaijin, and trying to figure out where she fits in the puzzle. We meet a new character named Nikaido, who will likely join our intrepid band of teenage monster hunters, after a quite accidental introduction. And we get a glimpse of the villains of the story. Not too much though. Just enough to give us a taste and how they’re going to get tangled up in the lives of our intrepid young heroes. And toss in a wicked cliffhanger of an ending, and readers will have little doubt that Wayward is going to deliver some pretty good things.

Steve Cummings’ art and his intimate knowledge of Tokyo makes Wayward more believable, and his action scenes are just fantastic. And with John Rauch and Tamra Bonvillain as part of the artistic team, the pages are eye-popping and visually pleasing, Regular readers of this column know how much I loved IDW’s Ghostbusters. Wayward is the replacement for that book. It’s just a really, well-done, can’t-wait-to-read-every-month book.

And that will wrap up the best comic book review column in the Multiverse for this week. Email and comment, if you choose. I hope everyone had a safe and scary Halloween.

It’s a great time to be a comics fan. See you next Saturday!

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Oct 252014
 
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Welcome to another week of Four-Color Bullet, the only comic book review column that kicks butt and doesn’t need the Super-Soldier Serum to do it. As you may have noticed, it’s Saturday, and the best comic book review column in the Multiverse will be coming to you on Saturday instead of Thursday for the next four weeks. So bear with me, and we’ll back to our regularly scheduled day soon. The reason for the move is classified, but stay tuned to Krypton Radio for hints as to my whereabouts.

And now  … COMICS!

On the DC comics side of the fence, catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, and the inmates have to be housed somewhere else, plunging Batman into an eerie murder mystery, in the first issue of Arkham Manor; Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke kicks off his new solo book by being hunted by someone who may have the skills to actually bring him down, in Deathstroke #1; and after an amnesia-stricken Power Girl crashes into Coney Island from space, it’s Harley Quinn to the rescue, and she’s only too happy to remind PG that they are best friends, and a crime-fighting team, in Harley Quinn #11.

From Marvel this week, the hate hits the fan as Axis continues with its third issue; X-23 reflects on the life and death of the man who gave her purpose, in Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2; and Kamala Khan a.k.a. the new Ms. Marvel helps Spider-Man take on a powerful and angry Kree warrior, and a backup story features Mayday Parker in a fight unlike anything she’s ever been in before, as Spider-Verse inches closer, in Amazing Spider-Man #8.

From IDW, Mulder and Scully’s investigation of an abortion clinic bombing leads them to a teenage girl who claims to talk to God, but whose actions are far from heavenly, in Part Two of Immaculate, in The X-Files Season 10 #17; and Cow and Chicken join the multi-dimensional cartoon fracas known as the Super Secret Crisis War, in Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!: Cow and Chicken #1.

 

The most famous enemies of the paranormal have just been killed on live television. Their kids are next.

Writer: Jacob Semahn Artist: Jorge Corona Colorist: Gabriel Cassata IMAGE

Writer: Jacob Semahn
Artist: Jorge Corona
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
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So let’s say that your parents are famous hunters of the paranormal, in a world where the paranormal is known and feared. And let’s say that you’re watching your famous parents live on television as they’re working on a case. Then, let’s just say that you watch your parents get killed on live TV by the beasties they’re hunting. And then the beasties come for you. That’s the premise behind Image’s new horror comic, The Goners. Zoe and Josiah Latimer are watching their famous parents in action when they’re killed on live television. Now, with the most powerful paranormal hunters out of the way, the things that go bump in the night are targeting their children.

This first issue by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona is all about mystery, intrigue, and thrills as we see the kids try to survive, and we the readers are wondering what the heck just happened. Was it in inside job? Did someone set the Latimers up? There are a lot of questions and few answers by the time we get to the end of the issue, leaving us waiting for next month.

Artist Jorge Corona and his colorist comrade Gabriel Cassata provide some great visuals, and is probably the best part about the book. It’s got a Saturday morning vibe that seems to work well in this story of kids, creepy creatures, and spellslinging/powers.

Not much bad to say, except the book moves quickly, and you have a brief instant to get emotionally attached to the characters before all heck breaks loose.

Image just keeps churning out hits, and this one I’ll keep checking on. It’s obvious that Semahn has a story to tell about the end of the Latimer family and what happens next in the vacuum, and he wants to tell it. This is definitely one to watch.

 

Something strange in the neighborhood. Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Writers: Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz Artists: Charles Paul Wilson III, Cory Smith, and Dan Schoening. Colors: Luis Antonio Delgado and Ronda Patterson IDW

Writers: Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz
Artists: Charles Paul Wilson III, Cory Smith, and Dan Schoening.
Colors: Luis Antonio Delgado and Ronda Patterson
IDW

Finally. Two of the most popular franchises of the ’80s are teaming up. Erik Burnham of Ghostbusters (which sadly ended its series, a fact I’m still lamenting) and Tom Waltz of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are collaborating to bring readers the team-up of the millennium. Well … at least for me. But this first issue was still really good and worth the wait. As most team-ups tend to be, this isn’t a day-in-the-life story. Both sides are just doing something on a Saturday morning, then, team-up occurs. It feels more like a TMNT story because what’s going on in the current series has a lot to do with what happens here, but not so much that you have to be a reader of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to get it. It’s very easy and accessible for new readers, thanks to a well-done introduction that gives you all the info you need.

It also happens to be drawn by three different art teams: something I usually can’t stand. But as a friend of mine and I were discussing earlier, it works well in this case because each creative team deals with a different time, dimension, etc. Charles Paul Wilson III handles the first five pages, which is our  dark and spooky intro that takes place in ancient Japan; Cory Smith and Ronda Patterson take the next four, which takes place in the New York of the Turtles; and finally, Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado, who impressed me every month with their work on the Ghostbusters ongoing, handle the last 10 pages, after the Turtles end up in the Ghostbusters’ New York and do some ghostbusting of a different sort.

Everybody gets time in this issue, from Venkman and crew on the job, to Leo and the gang doing their thing, until the end when the awesome happens.

Burnham and Waltz have done amazing jobs on their respective titles, and to see them come together for the first time for this crossover is nothing short of exciting. I had very high expectations coming into it, and I was not disappointed. From the outside looking in, it’s easy to see where this could be nothing more than a chance to make money with flashing dollar signs in the eyes of all concerned. But once you read it, or if you’re reading (or have read, in the case of Ghostbusters) either of the titles, you’re going to see how much the writers and artists care about the characters they’re writing about. While it’s very satisfying if you’ve been following along with either series, new fans will be able to read with minimal being-in-the-dark. This was my pick of the week. Seriously. You’re going to love it.

And that wraps Four-Color Bullet for this week. Don’t forget to find it on Saturdays for the next three weeks, then we’re back on Thursday. Thanks for checking in!

It’s a great time to be a comics fan. Really. It is. Did you see that Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer? See? It is.

See ya next Saturday!

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