The continuing chronicle of Wesley's quest to be published; plus comments on popular culture, family life, and whatever else falls out of his head.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Rann-Thanagar War #1 (of 6)

Rann-Thanagar War is one of four mini-series being published by DC right now as a part to reinvigorate certain aspects of the DCU that have gone by the wayside in the past several years. This one focuses on the Cosmic, interplanetary mythos that has developed, featuring two characters that shared a title back in the day, Adam Strange and Hawkman. Unfortunately, having not read the recent Adam Strange mini, I was a little lost as to what was going on. Much of what goes on in this issue is prologue, setting up the fight to come as two cultures accustomed to battle war over one homeworld.The writing from Dave Gibbons is fine, but nothing special, knowing that he was essentially handed the beats of the plot from Dan Didio. Artwork from Ivan Reis and Mark Campos is suitably epic and gritty. Reminded me a little of Sgt. Rock from John Romita or Alex Toth.But I couldn't get over the fact that much of the story was filler. Yet I greatly enjoyed the ride and am anticipating the next issue. And, isn't that all you can really expect from an adventure comic?

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