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One Word or Less Comic Reviews for May 17th, 2017

Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

Generation X #1

Ultimates² #7

Powers #8

Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #8

The Wild Storm #4

Star Wars #31

Jughead #15

U.S.Avengers #6

Archie #20

Poe Dameron #15

Batman #23

Mighty Thor #19

Curse Words #5

The Wicked + The Divine 455 One-Shot

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #20


I’m not certain if it’s the incredibly erratic release schedule (31 issues in the last 90 months) leaving good stories feeling disjointed, or if Bendis has run out of good ideas, but there’s no power to Powers anymore. The stories haven’t hit home since Volume 2 ended, and the back half of that series was already steeped in the banality that would define the book in its future, but still had important and memorable moments here and there. For most of the past decade the moments haven’t felt as significant, and instead it feels like we’re switching tracks every few years just to change it up. It feels like nothing matters because nothing truly sticks.

Oh. Oh, I figured it out. It feels like a Marvel comic now.

Editors Note: Jesse is back! We are working on getting caught up on all of these editions of One Word or Less. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more and more of these popping up over the next few weeks.

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