Yeah, only had one comic waiting for me this week. Things are still pretty nuts here, with the return of the mssus being under a week away, and Darren's untimely passing.. Let's get to it.
THE SKYROCKET #4 hit the stands a bit unexpectedly. Was not expecting it, but I'm glad that Mike Federali and Os Petroli got this baby on out. Samantha Robbins AKA The Skyrocket starts out a new adventure when Agent Evans needs her assistance in a hostage situation involving hi-tech crooks. Pretty straight forward stuff, but a very pleasant ride. We get fun villains for Sam to fight. We also get a bit of a twist at the end. The writing is good. Federali shines in the little moments, like the early seen with Sam in her lab. He does a good job of making Sam likable and engaging without falling into the trap of having a female lead who is just an over-developed bosom in spandex. Petroli plays off of this and does a great job of making her attractive without resorting to cheap cheesecake shots. This book continues to improve. Its paced well. The art continues to get cleaner. I do like that we see Evans in the field wearing tactical gear as opposed to his suit. There are a few things that didn't really work for me, like the Sam/Mari throwdown, but that's mainly me coming from a fight background and I'm too much of a stickler sometimes as far as fight scenes. These are only small misgivings, and even with them, I'm still really enjoying the comic and am definitely on board waiting for issue #5.
Well, since we're having a Federali love fest today...
That's a wrap for me. See you guys Sunday with a certain movie review. May the Fourth be with you.