I'd just like to say 3 things about Starlord
#1, out last week and part of the Annihilation:Conquest
series of pre-minis.
1) Keith Giffen really is a fanboy with the will to power
, isn't he? How else do you get away with selling Quesada and co. on the idea of a team consisting of Mantis
(MANTIS!), Rocket Raccoon
, Captain Universe
, a Shi'ar
, a bug
, and a giant tree
? I get the feeling that he'd have put ROM in there as well, if stupid Marvel would ever get the license back.
Marvel, if you ever do get ROM:Spaceknight
back in action, you should pay Giffen or Busiek howevermany wheelbarrows of cash
it takes to get them to write it as an ongoing. We would also accept Jeff Parker or Brian K. Vaughan.)
2) The art is just outstanding, with Timothy Green II
doing his best Lee Bermejo
impersonation (particularly in the back half of the issue) and managing to make even Rocket Raccoon look intimidating, particularly when firing heavy weapons while standing in the palm of the aforementioned sentient tree.
(Additional Side Note:
That's not mean as a backhanded compliment, it's meant as a genuine one.)
3) This crazy misfit team Cosmic Marvel take on the Dirty Dozen might end up being my favorite miniseries of the year, if the humor and plot of the first issue is any indication.
(Son of Additional Side Note:
and World War Hulk
, Marvel is running two events simultaneously that I'm really liking. We are through the looking glass here, people.
Up is down, black is white.)
I guess what I'm saying is, once more, Keith Giffen is just friggin' awesome. Like you didn't already know that.Annihilation:Conquest
is shaping up nicely even at this stage, and if you're a fan of cosmic action
or war comics
, or comics that are, um, real good
, you should at least go back and get the Annihilation:Conquest Prologue
one-shot, because it's two shots of 120-proof bitchin
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