Stuff for the Teen Age
Macomb's Bridge Teens Review Graphic Novels
Reviewed by Elan
The comic The Ultimate's 2 by Mark Miller is a great comic that describes how the Ulitimates began. This book takes place in the Marvel Universe, where the heroes have different origins from the Marvel Universe. It is slightly darker and follows Iron man, Captain America and Thor as they try to stop a whole new World War form emerging. They recruit familiar heroes and eventually face off against the villains of the story.
The art is amazing and captures the emotions perfectly. When I read it I had a great time with the story and the jokes. The only negative thing I have to say about it is the use of profanity and gore. It is everywhere, and thus I would not recommend it for children. Otherwise it is a great book and I give it and I give it 9 out of 10 for content and 10 out of 10 for art work.
Reviewed by Christian
After reading Black Panther: Civil War, it being the first Black Panther collection I've ever read, it amazed me. I have to say I really liked the character, the multi-international political story it told. It allows you to understand what the Heroes are feeling during this harsh time. The Civil War backdrop worked really well, until the end. The lack of clarity regarding the chronology of the other stories in the Civil War made the pace and narrative feels a bit funny near the end.
All in all this was a good tie-in book to the Superman Civil War. Black Panther goes on honeymoon, and then on a world tour, to find out how Dr. Doom, Namor and the Inhumans view the current situation that is taking place in the marvel world. It's really a good character piece, and probably says more about the moral of the Civil War than any other tie-in graphic novel. Overall it was a really good read. I give this book 8 out of 10 for the plot and 7 out of 10 for the well done graphical design.
About the reviewers
Elan and Christian teens and are friends that use their neighborhood Library, Macomb's Bridge, to check out books, place and pick up their reserved items and debate the novel and graphic novels they read.