About Abdul Manaf

System Administrator by Day, World Cinema watcher in the night Comic geek on Wednesday, Atheist Muslim(if that makes sense) in belief now comic reviewer at midnight."

Comic Review – X-O Manowar #35 by Valiant Comics

X-O Manowar #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2) Written by Robert Venditti Art by Diego Bernard Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval Variant Cover by Juan Jose Ryp The Good The Writing Like many issues before it this issue of X-O Manowar is mostly battle. This is juxtapositioned with smaller character arcs, focusing on people affected by the battle. One thing I really appreciate is that by showing that The Vine is not limited to just bloodthirsty conquerors it shows that the battle and its aftereffects are real … Continue reading

Comic Review – The Valiant #4 from Valiant Comics

  THE VALIANT #4 (of 4) A $3.99 Valianr Prestige Comic Rated T+ Written by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt Art And Cover by Paolo Rivera Interlocking Variant Cover by Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt ( Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla The Good The writing There has been no doubt about the quality of this series because of the sheer talent involved. But it should be again be emphasized on how good an issue this is. Although this series had most of the major players in the shared universe involved, the focus remains on Gilad, Kay and Bloodshot against the Immortal Enemy. … Continue reading

Comic Review – Divinity #2 from Valiant Comics

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) A $3.99 Valiant Prestige Comic, 32 pgs. Rated T+ Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic Cover B by Tom Muller Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval Variant Cover by Diego Bernard Variant Cover by Lewis Larosa  The Good The writing Divinity continues to play with nonlinear story telling narrative structure as the first book. But this second issue is a bit more comprehensible as this has a different narrator who is a little more grounded and thus provides more contexts to what is happening. Plus familiar faces from the larger Valiant universe … Continue reading

Comic Book Review – X-O Manowar #34 from Valiant Comics

X-O MANOWAR #34 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pages, Rated T+ Written by Robert Venditti Art by Deigo Bernard Cover A (Cover Overlay) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by  Das Pastoras Character Design Variant by Jorge Molina Artist Variant by Butch Guice The Good The Writing X-O Manowar has been the longest running ongoing series from this incarnation of Valiant comics. Because of the long-term investment of Robert Venditti it also has been one of the books most consistent in tone. This issue also shows the (final?)fate of two planets and occupants featured earlier in the series (Loam … Continue reading