Bucky Barnes the Winter Soldier 3
Out of all the great comics in Marvels stable right now for me this is the one that benefits most from multiple readings. I noticed this in following the graphic story in issue one and there are many subtle things in that story that I missed in just a casual read. Ales Kot and Marco Rudy are making a comic here that as a reader you are rewarded in paying attention. Rudy's page layouts are remiscent of the seventies pop art work of Steranko, Adams (Neal) and Totelben (Swamp Thing) but influenced by the painted comics that came before now. Ales Kot brings to Bucky a very appealing sense of sardonic humor both to the Winter Soldier and to Daisy his partner in "crime". This issue also expands the secondary stories lingering in the background from issues one and two, the other Bucky and aparently Crossbones.... surreal Sci-fi spy adventure.... pretty much the best book from last week
Operation S.I.N. 1
I think Marvel is hoping for some crossover sales happening because of the Agent Carter premier came out the same week as Operation SIN. I had looked forward to this book for months because of Kathryne Immonen coming back to write after the end of Journey into Mystery and she didn't not dissapoint here give us a good ol fashioned Cold War era spy story starring Agent Carter Howard Stark and the Marvel Flash Gordon Woodrow who was introduced in Original Sin. Its a very approachable pulp ear book down to the Ray gun, the covert trip to Russia and the final panel that is to me a real Atlas era Kirby splash if there ever really was one. Having seen and loved Agent Carter my only gripe is that this is of all things a mini series and it doesn't include a certain butler also... Great if spy craft and pulp adventure is your thing or you like Fade Out and want a bit of cosmic speculative in your fifties stories.
Lady Killer 1
Joelle Jones has tapped into the woman assassin concept here and dropped it squarely in the peaceful sixties with her housewife killer for hire. From the opening scenes of her posing as an avon lady calling to the domestic family scene and the next assingment set up all hit that fun grindhouse, tongue in cheek tone that remined me of Tarantino and the art looks strait out of adds and pictures of the era (as a matter of fact the cove is a postcard I was planning to use as photo reference myself). This may not be to everyone's taste but if your liking Alex de Campi's books this is sure to please. Joelle delivers on all the promises that are made by the cover and much more in this book.