As I said in the DC reviews page I must apologise for the interruption in service but I got mad busy with work and personal stuff and as a result the reviews suffered but I am back now and hopefully normal service will be resumed, now to the Marvel reviews!
Doctor Strange #9 - Writer: Mark Waid, Artist: Jesus Saiz
I always enjoy the beginnings of new story arcs and this one is no different.
This brand new storyline begins after Strange's previous sojourns in space and battle with his former friend/colleague.
The story is a familiar one and anybody who has ever watched almost any street dance film from the 90's will recognise. A real estate developer is trying to buy up all the properties in Greenwich Village including his Bleecker address in order to build a strip mall or building complex or something equally mundane. To do this they need to strong arm the residents and with Dr Strange as one of the residents you can guess easily the he does not take too lightly to being stronged arm.
The escalation of this situation and the unique response of the Sorcerer Supreme to it make for an amusing tale and leads to twist ending where we get to see the Ancient one again but it seems their relationship will take on a very different spin this time around
Naija Geek Says: A magical score of 6.5/10
Immortal Hulk #10 - Writer: Al Ewing, Artist: Joe Bennett
I have been waxing lyrical about this new horror take on the Hulk for a while and giving most of the praise to Ewing but I have to say that the art of Joe Bennett is almost equally crucial to this horror tone. He really can draw the Hulk in such a creepy manner and in this issue his art shines through and totally amps up the weirdness factor.
His depiction of Absorbing man walking around while his body has been ripped in half is hard to get out of the mind.
This issue continues the battle between the hulk and crusher creel but it takes a very strange turn at the end and leans even further into the macabre.
With the recent passing of Stan Lee I find it appropriate that one of his more famous characters has returned to its original roots.
Naija Geek Says: A Hammer house of horror score of 7/10