Jason Aaron

Immortal Weapons 1 (September 2009)

Could this story be more depressing? Aaron does a decent job on Fat Cobra’s backstory—though he doesn’t go enough into defining Fat Cobra’s Heavenly City. He buys his way back into it at one point and buying one’s way back into a Heavenly City seems a little common. Then there’s all the retconning of Fat […]

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PunisherMAX 4 (April 2010)

I think I might just give up on PunisherMAX right here. It’s clear Aaron doesn’t know how to write a good Punisher book and doesn’t even want to write a serious one. It’s funny to think if I was under a rock, comics-wise, and hadn’t heard of Scalped, and read this comic, I’d think Aaron […]

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PunisherMAX 3 (March 2010)

Wow, Aaron hasn’t just seen the Usual Suspects, he’s seen a History of Violence too. I wonder if he’ll work in some other incredibly well-known film’s concept in the future. Maybe send Frank back to the future in a DeLorean. Except of course, Frank’s still not the protagonist. Dillon’s drawing him a little more age […]

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PunisherMAX 2 (February 2010)

Kingpin narrates the issue. I’m not sure why they call it PunisherMAX, since it’s really KingpinMAX. Aaron comes up with all sorts of awful gritty, “real” things for KingpinMAX to have done, but really… he’s just ripping off the Usual Suspects. It’s not a particularly fast read either. So when I get done with it […]

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PunisherMAX 1 (January 2010)

Bringing in Steve Dillon to do the sequel to Ennis’s Punisher MAX series might seem like a no brainer but after one issue, I hate it. Dillon did all Ennis’s jokey Punisher stuff and it’s hard not to think of that approach when reading this issue. There’s the additional issue of realism. I’m not sure […]

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Avengers vs. Atlas 4 (June 2010)

Each issue of Avengers vs. Atlas ends with an Atlas backup, which is appropriate… since it turns out, the series isn’t actually an Atlas book. I mean, it’s fantastic and I recommend it highly, but it’s an Avengers book. Boiled down, it’s a love story, full of enthusiasm and absent any of the baggage forty-seven […]

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