Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Here's a Comic Book I Enjoyed Very Much!

Did you ever stand up from the dinner table still feeling hungry? After I read a pile of new comics releases, I sometimes find myself wishing they were as good as the ones that came out when I was growing up. A few of today's comics are superb, but many of them leave me longing for the days when Jack Kirby was still in the arena.

Recently, The Brave and The Bold #27 was released by DC Comics. The story is by J. Michael Straczynski, the artwork is by Jesus Saiz, and after I finished reading it I said to myself, "Wow, that's how comics used to be!"

First off, this issue has a good story with good writing; there's even a moral. And also, instead of being chapter x in a y-chapter epic, this tale is complete with a beginning, middle, and end all right in the same issue. Let's not forget the visuals. I have admired the artwork of Mr. Saiz for years now, and it is as beautiful as ever in this book.

This is the first issue produced by Straczynski and Saiz so I'm in no position to predict whether its quality is a fluke or the beginning of a wonderful run (sort of like what began in issue 27 of Detective Comics), but I can tell you I am definitely looking forward to next month's B&B to find out!