Grayson issue #1 review by Joe David Thompson
Seeley and King weave an espionage tale, full of action, that hits all the expected notes of a spy movie without ever feeling like a cliched bouquet of tropes. I personally loved this new direction for this character. There's a real sense of mystery as to what Dick's really up to, and there's an exciting cameo from a favorite character of mine that I won't spoil. Artist Mikel Janin delivers pencils worthy of the action films Grayson is surely modeled upon.
The United States Of Murder Inc. issue #3 review by Joe David Thompson
THis week also brought the third issue in one of favorite new series, Bendis and Oeming's The United States of Murder, Inc. This issue expands the world of the book, giving readers a larger glimpse at just what happened between the mob and the government. We meet the heads of the different families, and learn just how fragile their relationships are.
Jagger Rose gets an awesome chance to kick a little ass, laying numerous agents to waste before they can take her out. My least favorite parts deal with Valentine's method of finding release, which is meant as a humorous attempt to lighten the mood, but just sticks out like it doesn't belong in this book. The mood and tone of this book is one of the things that drew me to it on the first place. Still, I love this book and you should be reading it.