Saturday, May 26, 2012

Captain America and Hawkeye #629 -630

Captain America and Hawkeye #629
  Writer: Cullen Bunn
  Artist: Alessandro Vitti
  Color Artist: Javier Tartaglia

An All New Creative Team, Even Lamer Ideas!

So, for some reason, Cap and Hawkeye are in the San Andreas Mountains investigating a missile range.  Apparently, there have been some mysterious goings on involving people disappearing.  And, this base is operated by a mysterious sinister corporation (why do corporations always have to be sinister?  I mean, come on, let's get off of the Tim Robbins "corporations are evil and corporationey" meme) called Archstone.  After a batlle against some private security forces, Cap and Hawkeye are invited to check things out.  What they find is downright Jurassic!

The Good:
The cover is a nice work of art.  Very nice iconic look of Cap and Hawkeye.  it is nice to see Cap working with someone other than an ex-Bucky for a change.  The artwork is much better and in line with what I expect from a Cap book.  The previous artist wasn't bad (loved his work on Zorro for Dynamite!), but he wasn't a good fit for Cap.  Other than that....did I mention the really nice cover?

The Bad:
OK, why does the original Cap book now have to become Cap Team up?  And, why is Hawkeye such a prick to his mentor, the guy who tapped him to be a leader?  Too much of trying to turn the mainstream Marvel Universe into the Ultimates.  It is bad enough almost every damn advertisement that is not A vs. X in the books is shoving down Ultimate Crap down our throats.  And, give Hawkeye back the old school costume with the mask.  This shades business is lameass.  And, again, why do corporations and security firms ALWAYS have to be bad?  So cliche.  But wait, if you think this issue, sucks, wait til you read the next review.

Bottom Line:
I had high hopes for this team up.  In the past, Cap and Hawkeye has been a fun team to read about.  But, putting Hawkeye as a manic depressive who goes from reckless jokester to making Wolverine in the dumps look happy and merry is a bit lame.  Also, the whole corporate evil meme is quite tired and old.  If you aren't an ultimate fan, or like me a Die Hard Cap fan, skip this arc.  I see lameness on the horizon.

New Hope Patriot Missile Rating:


  1 out of 5 Shields


Captain America and Hawkeye #630
  Writer: Cullen Bunn
  Artist: Alessandro Vitti
  Color Artist: Javier Tartaglia

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FREAKIN' KIDDING ME! 
THE END OF THIS BOOK IS LAME _SS!

When we left Cap and Hawkeye, they were knee deep in Jurassic mutate dinosaurian humanoids under this missile base run by Archstone.  Will Cap and Hawkeye unravel this mystery?  And could the ending be any lamer than Cap-Wolf of the 1990s?

The Good:
Lots of action.  If you like seeing lots of Dino blood and spit, then this issue is for you.  If you like seeing Hawkeye be more of a jackass, then this book is for you.  The artwork is decent.  The dialogue has moments, moments mind you, of poignancy and humor.  If you like Cap action at its best without lame tricks and stunts.....um.....not so much

The Bad:
Most of the book.  The plot is so transparent as an anti-corporate, pro-environmentalist sermon it is unbelievable.  The supposed villain, Stegron, a chintzy, little used dino villain originally from Spider-man, is shown as a misguided savior of a long dead dino race that was killed by, you guessed it, man being mean to the environment.  After I was done throwing up over that, I got to the last page and was ready to storm the Marvel offices and declare a jihad......

Bottom Line:
This issue sucks!  Not even my love for Cap can save it!

New Hope Patriot Missile Rating:


  0 out of 5 Shields
 
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