Captain America #34

2 02 2008

I’ve returned from the comic book store with two weeks worth of new releases.  I started flipping through New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, FF, Astonishing X-Men, Star Trek Year 4, etc.  The title I was most excited in, however, was Captain America.  Issue number 34 introduces us to James “Bucky” Barnes the Winter Soldier as the new Captain America. 

I’m not going to give the story away but it jumps right into the action without a long protracted passing of the torch.  I think what’s made this title so compelling is that they’ve brought in strong stories, a strong supporting cast, and made it more about espionage than super powers destroying the world.  So far so good, this is a title worth checking out.

Onto Astonishing X-Men…

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One-Story: #95 Balloon Night

19 01 2008

I’m a little behind on my One-Story reading. Last night I read #95 Balloon Night by Tom Barbash. It’s a nice story about what someone goes through when they’re left by their other and still push through when faced with a large social situation. It’s a great story, one of the better ones I’ve read through One-Story.

On a side note, while I was reading the story I thought about the Seinfeld episode where they go to Tim Whatley’s to watch them start the parade. I thought it was funny that he mentioned that as well in his interview with the magazine.