The Green Team 2

green team 2Today, Mikyzptlk and Drew are discussing The Green Team 2, originally released July 3rd, 2013.

Mikyzptlk:  Superhero books are a dime a dozen these days. I should know, because it feels like I read most of them. No, I know that isn’t true, but I do read quite a few. Actually, it’s hard to read so many superhero books when I know that publishers like Image or imprints like Vertigo are producing some pretty amazing books. I only have so much time in my schedule, so a lot of times, when I read a superhero book, it means that I can’t read an “indie” book that may be a lot more interesting. I’m not sure if that’s a fair way to go into a review, but it is an honest one. With that, I give you my thoughts on The Green Team #2. Continue reading

The Green Team 1

green team 1

Today, Patrick and Shelby are discussing The Green Team 1, originally released May 22nd, 2013.

Patrick: Ethan and I both live in LA, but since I live in Hollywood and he lives in Culver City, we don’t make the cross-city trek very often to see each other. To compensate for this totally-surmountable distance between us, we’ll send texts to each other that basically mirror the kind of nonsense conversations he and I will have in the comment sections of our articles. He sent me this link last Friday to a great Wondermark comic about Batman. (Totally worth the click, FYI.) Basically, the strip pokes fun at Bruce Wayne’s application of his vast fortune to fight crime through superheroics, and not through research and philanthropy and politics and charity. It’s not a totally fair assessment of how Bruce spends his money — he does invest a lot of money into Gotham infrastructure — but the point is crystal clear: aren’t there better uses of fortunes than outfitting a Batman? Art Baltazar and Franco’s The Green Team looks like it’s going to address this question head on, but then veers into dully familiar superhero territory.
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