Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Winter Soldier #9


I can’t get too angry at Winter Soldier after he pulls a boneheaded move this issue. I mean, how many times have we seen a brainwashed hero pull themselves back into control when confronted with the one they love? So of course ol’ Buck would think he’s got the stuff to bring Black Widow back into a capitalist frame of mind after their brief fight.

I love that whole sequence at the ballet. The choreography of the fight is perfect, and Buck’s comment about how strong the Widow is really amps up her threat level. Heck, every other peak human character is getting a boost; maybe the Widow needs one too!

It is going to be a bit disappointing when “Nick Fury” ends up being an LMD. How many robot doubles does that guy have? He must have insulted everyone he knows by just sending a double at this point. Jasper Sitwell may not be as lucky. He’s enough of a name that his death would matter, but no one is really going to miss him.

Michael Lark is doing great things. From the choreography I mentioned above to the sets. I’m not sure where he comes up with the details for these great scenes, but the atmosphere in this book is second-to-none. This book really looks like it is a practice run for the next cable drama.


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