Weekly Awards For The Comic Books From April 16, 2008

Let’s go ahead and dish out The Revolution’s weekly awards.

The nominees for the Che for the best read of the week:

Captain America #37
Iron Man #28
X-Factor #30

The Winner: Iron Man #28

This was a tough choice since we got several excellent reads this week. Captain America was another phenomenal read. Brubaker just continues to impress with each and every issue. We are witnessing history with Brubaker’s run on Captain America.

X-Factor #30 was another gem of a read. David continues to crank out wonderfully written issues each and every month. I know that the sales numbers will never reflect this, but X-Factor is hands down the best of all of the X-titles that are currently on the market.

In the end, I had to give the Che for the best read of the week to Iron Man #28. The Knaufs ended their incredible story arc with quite simply a brilliant double-sized issue. This was a fantastic ending that treated the reader to drama, several stunning surprises and some kick-ass action. Despite a lack of fanfare and ridiculous hype that many other writers receive on other titles, the Knaufs continue to craft what is by far one of the best reads currently being published by either Marvel or DC.

And now the nominees for the Sequential Methadone Award for the worst read of the week:

Amazing Spider-Man #557
Flash #239
Wolverine: Origins #24

The Winner: Wolverine: Origins #24

The Revolution continues to be unimpressed with the Brand New Day storyline. Amazing Spider-Man #557 was generic and pedestrian ending to a rather unoriginal story arc that read like pure filler.

Flash #239 was also a less than riveting read. This title continues to stumble around without any direction or purpose. This comic book definitely lacks an identity. I hope that DC quickly manages to get this title back to where it was when Johns was the writer.

However, I simply had to give the Sequential Methadone Award to Wolverine: Origins #24. Daniel Way has managed to make this title a completely unreadable comic book in every possible way.

So congrats to Iron Man #28 for winning the Che for the week and congrats to Wolverine: Origins #24 for winning the Sequential Methadone Award for the week.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Awards For The Comic Books From April 16, 2008

  1. Woo, Marvel dominates both categories! Suck it, DC! You can’t even write bad comics as good as Marvel does!

    I don’t buy the Flash, but my brother does, so I read his; I’ve liked Peyer’s story so far. Not great, but well-done, I thought (definitely could use an artist more suited for speedsters).

    This week had two of my top three titles come out: Captain America and The Incredible Herc (which just got an awesome new artist); the only one missing is Fables (that’s tomorrow).

  2. I agree with the che appointment of iron man, the only complaints with this weeks reads is that for titles like cap and iron man and x-factor, you just automatically assume that they will be good reads and so even though they still are better than the rest of the crop, they dont stand out as much if they have an off week. that is how i felt about cap this week, the storyline itself is great, its just that this issue wasnt particularily memorable. I know why you dont like amazing spider man but i found this months story to be a good one. The ending kind of sucked but i like bachalos work and i found the blizzard concept to be good, the dialogue to be good and i found it to be an all around good story. However, like i said, the ending kind of sucked. As for wolverine origins, basically all that this arc did was pick up an a throwaway plotline from cable/deadpool where deadpool teams up with the x-men and constantly harasses them for membership. I have already been quite vocal with my distaste for ways work with one of my favorite characters. I was even more dissappointed when i read from an interview at nycc where some editor (nick lowe i think) said that he pretty much cancelled cable/deadpool because every six months he takes a look at the sales charts and just makes cuts. What a waste of a great title..

  3. rokk:
    yeah im not happy about that decision to have way as the writer, i loved niciezas cable/deadpool and i am not happy with how way is portraying the character. Also, if there is one book that you should be buying that you arent, its incredible herc. The stories are good, the dialogue is great and its actually a really funny book. check it out.

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