Sunday, October 19, 2008

Comics Roundup 10/10/2008

100 Bullets # 96, by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso

One character is driving in the car, with another character in the boot, talking on the phone to another character who is annoyed at what he has been doing. More exciting action, in a title fast heading to its conclusion.

Madame Xanadu #2, by Matt Wagner & Amy Reeder Hadley

I have been enjoying the more recent issues of this, so when I saw this back issue I snapped it up. In this one the enchantress Nimue (main character of the story blah blah etc.) has not yet moved to the court of Kublai Khan, but instead is knocking around a Camelot that has fallen to Mordred and Morgana. Merlin is also in this, as something of a bad ass.

While bits and pieces in this were quite enjoyable, I didn't like this as much as the more recent issues set in Mongolia; its narrative seemed to have too many sub-elements and lack overall coherence.

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