FF #16 Comic Book Review

FF #16Erica gives this comic three starsFF #16 by Lee Allred and Matt Fraction
Art: Michael Allred

So I was pretty let down by this entire issue as the final one. It made me kind of sad considering that I’ve found this entire series to be pretty fabulous. Instead, the writing seemed to overwhelm the art…in mass. This is a case of how quantity does not make quality. Lee Allred was just too wordy. In fact, it reminded me a lot of the Stan Lee ’60s school of comic book writing. Something that I’d hoped died out by the ’90s.

I found the text so dense to get through that this double issue too me too long to read. Too long in that I noticed how long it took me to read, not that a single issue of a comic book should only be a certain length or take a certain amount of time to read.

I was happy to see that Darla, Medusa, and She-Hulk weren’t really knocked out. Instead, they were able to get back into the action, and their incapacitation served as a decoy.

The Watcher explaining the Pym Particles and how Scott discovered they are more than just size and strength was hella boring and tedious. It slowed down the book. And I didn’t care what happened to Doom. Continue reading “FF #16 Comic Book Review”

Queer Comic Book Character: Loki (Oct 9th)

Loki is Thor’s mischievous trickster god brother and often Thor’s enemy as well. He’s a super-villain who’s generally portrayed as being completely out for himself. He’s based on the Norse God both in personality and powers.

For most of his long-run in Marvel Comics, Loki is portrayed as a man. However, when the Norse Gods are all killed — Loki is beheaded by Thor — all the Gods are reborn in canon. And Loki is reborn as a woman. Loki seems to enjoy her female body and constantly refers to herself as “her.” However, it is revealed that Loki is more two-spirited than transgendered at rebirth given Loki’s male form is inside her body. (Comic book plotlines can be so impossible to describe.)


Loki in both female and male forms
Loki as both a woman and a man

In her new form, Loki claims she can’t lie anymore. But if that’s true, she can still go about tricking people with the truth and causing havoc against her brother Thor. She also joins Norman Osborn’s secret cabal with Doctor Doom, Emma Frost, Namor, and the Hood. Loki seems to be the wildcard which Norman’s placing his bets on will be helpful when she’s needed. Osborn promises her Asgard as the Cabal plots to take over the world. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Character: Loki (Oct 9th)”

Reviews Siege: Young Avengers

Siege: Young AvengersErica Gives This Comic Four StarsSiege: Young Avengers by Sean McKeever

I liked this comic a lot. I miss the Young Avengers, and this tale felt like a breath of fresh air into their mythology. I haven’t been reading the Siege title or tie-ins in comics I don’t read. But these big action comics have more punching than story. Which is part of why I love McKeever’s character-based story. Continue reading “Reviews Siege: Young Avengers”