Thursday, November 21, 2013

Comic Book Reviews: Batman '66 #5 and Samurai Jack #2

Easily the two best books this week had nothing to do with the DCnU, and that's somewhat unsettling.

Eh, who cares? It's good reading material.

The Sandman and the Eartha Kitt Catwoman made their debuts this week (and no, they give no explanation why Julie Newmar is suddenly Eartha Kitt, and it's hilarious because of it).

The art is bright and is perfect for setting the mood of the Silver Age and the TV series. The writing feels perfectly in-character and is constantly funny.

This book was very clearly written with love of the old TV series and with the intent to entertain, and that's what makes it so good. It's not trying to be deep; it's trying to tell a good story within the world that has been created and be fun, and it's doing its job to the letter.

Samurai Jack is the book trying to tell a real continuation of a deep universe, and it's doing the job unbelievably well.

The writing and art feel exactly like the series and I feel like I'm having the voice actors doing a reading of the storyboard of an episode.

This is a very quick read, but less is more with a series like Samurai Jack and it is quickly rising up to being a book I count the days for each month.

I highly recommend both titles to you and hope we can get these numbers to spike up. If any two titles deserve to move up 20 spots in the buyrate rankings, it's these two.

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