Posts Tagged ‘Dale Eaglesham’

Steve Rogers: Super Soldier #4 of 4

October 20, 2015

Steve Rogers Super Soldier 4 of 4Ed Brubaker // Dale Eaglesham
December 2010
***

Dale E, inking himself, flubs the mini’s climax—basically an old-school Danger Room—w/ no sense of space & relative positions. The mini’s plot to weaponize & auction off the superserum (= a Western fear of rogue nukes etc.) is revealed as a deception staged by a shadow cabal to experiment on Cap.

last issue: Steve Rogers: Super Soldier #3

also indexed for Dec. ’10
Captain America #611: Bucky Barnes
The Fantastic Four #584
Secret Avengers #6
The Thanos Imperative #5 of 6

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Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #3 of 4

October 17, 2015

Steve Rogers Super Soldier 3 of 4Ed Brubaker // Dale Eaglesham
November 2010
***

Cap kicks ass & escapes to renew his neutralized super-strength. The bad guy has his gloating monologue, & captions deliver 1st-person narration on bullies & What Makes Our Hero Different. Eaglesham’s never impressed me before, but he labors over faces, varies physiques, & stages good hand-to-hand.

last issue: Steve Rogers: Super-Solder #2 of 4
next issue: Steve Rogers: Super-Solder #4 of 4

also indexed for Nov. ’10
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #2 of 9
Captain America #610: Bucky Barnes
The Fantastic Four #583
Secret Avengers #5
The Thanos Imperative #4 of 6

Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #2 of 4

October 14, 2015

Steve Rogers Super Soldier 2 of 4Ed Brubaker // Dale Eaglesham
October 2010
****

Moving at a nice clip, Bru unveils his villain: Machinesmith, a personal fave in Cap’s rogues gallery. He’s staged an awfully complex gambit just to sap Cap of his powers, involving a phony corp, Cap’s origin, & a robot who thinks she’s human. If only this were ongoing & Secret Av was the mini!

last issue: Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #1 of 4
next issue: Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #3 of 4

also indexed for Oct. ’10
Captain America #609: Bucky Barnes
The Fantastic Four #582
Secret Avengers #4
The Thanos Imperative #3 of 6

Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #1 of 4

October 11, 2015

Steve Rogers Super Soldier 1 of 4Ed Brubaker // Dale Eaglesham
September 2010
***

Simon & Kirby’s supersoldier has been promoted to direct America’s secret ops, a role w/ roots in his ’60s Lee/Kirby superspy revamp. For this mini, he’s an international man of mystery, scaling skyscrapers to mingle in a tux. A pulp climax echoes Cap’s origin, as a scientist dies in his arms!

next issue: Steve Rogers: Super-Solder #2 of 4

also indexed for Sept. ’10
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1 of 9
Captain America #608: Bucky Barnes
The Fantastic Four #581
Secret Avengers #3
The Thanos Imperative #2 of 6

Captain America #600

September 14, 2015

Captain America 600a-plot: Ed Brubaker // Jackson Guice with David Aja, Raphael Albaquerque, Mitch Breitweiser, & Howard Chaykin
b-plot:  Roger Stern // Kalman Andrasofszky
c-plot: Mark Waid // Dale Eaglesham
August 2009
a-plot: ***
b-plot: *****
c-plot: ****

Dubious accounting allows Marvel to claim that #600 follows #50. It checks in w/ all the plots, acting as a friendly prologue to next month’s resurrection. Yep, Sharon Carter suspects that she didn’t gun her BF down after all! Ironically, this ish means to memorialize the hero, but only the strong back-ups succeed. On an Astro City periphery, Stern draws on 9/11 by casting Bernie Rosenthal (his Cap run’s romantic foil) as a refugee from NYC after the hero’s assassination.

continued in Captain America: Reborn #1 of 6
last issue: Captain America #50
next issue: Captain America #601

also indexed for Aug. ’09
Daredevil #119
Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #4 of 5
Guardians of the Galaxy #15
Nova #26
War of Kings #4 of 6
War of Kings: Ascension #3 of 4

The Fantastic Four #578

November 19, 2013

Fantastic Four 578Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
June 2010
****

The hot girl Johnny met at a nihilistic club bursts open w/ bugs & scurries into the Negative Zone! Then the New Inhumans send warriors into that dimension’s new city, igniting the war prophesied by future Franklin! Meaty plot, but the gravy is the slump in Storm’s shoulders as Reed chews him out.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #577
next issue: The Fantastic Four #579

also indexed for Jun. ’10

The Fantastic Four #577

November 18, 2013

Fantastic Four 577Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
May 2010
****

An easy test of any FF penciler is his Mr. F; Eaglesham has Reed stretch & arc even when relaxing—good! Hickman, meanwhile, adds another fantastic concept to his run: a new city of Inhumans, engineered from other alien races, awaiting their king’s return to prepare an invasion of Earth.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #576
next issue: The Fantastic Four #578

also indexed for May ’10

The Fantastic Four #576

November 17, 2013

Fantastic Four 576Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
April 2010
****

As head of the FF’s foundation, Sue leads the team into a pocket sea btw magma boil & polar freeze. So she’s appointed diplomat to a new Atlantean court, ending its 500K-year isolation! A perfect role for her. Half of #576 is silent, giving Eaglesham a solo: an undersea battle w/ science-terrorists.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #575
next issue: The Fantastic Four #577

also indexed for Apr. ’10

The Fantastic Four #575

November 16, 2013

Fantastic Four 575Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
March 2010
***

Led by the Mole Man, the quartet journeys to the center of the Earth to explore a lost “Forever City” before it rises to the surface! The Thing risks devolution to rescue mole-kids. Hick waters the team’s Vernean roots in exploration & also nails the sentiment under Grimm’s monstrous self-hatred.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #574
next issue: The Fantastic Four #576

also indexed for Mar. ’10

The Fantastic Four #572

November 13, 2013

Fantastic Four 572Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
December 2009
****

To cap the debut 3-part arc & make up for last issue’s quiet, #572 stages a phenomenal battle. A corps of Kirby Gods attack the extradimensional forum & kill several Mr Fantastics! Hickman also has a lovely character moment, as Reed returns to Sue rather than abandon his family the way his pop did.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #571
next issue: The Fantastic Four #573

The Fantastic Four #571

November 12, 2013

Fantastic Four 572Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
November 2009
***

Mr Fantastic of the main Marvel U gets a grand tour of the utopian works performed by the multiversal Council of Reeds: granary planets, battles w/ Galacti, and (a red flag) lobotomizing each ‘verse’s Dr. Doom. The SF narrative has a thrilling audacity, but it keeps one eye on his marriage.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #570
next issue: The Fantastic Four #572

also indexed for Nov. ’09
Dark Reign: The List – The Avengers #1 of 1

The Fantastic Four #570

November 11, 2013

Fantastic Four 570Jonathan Hickman // Dale Eaglesham
October 2009
****

Richards’ heroic humanism has caused worry lines since he realized (in a spin-off mini) that he must repair the world alone. But in a juicy plot development, he’s invited to join a Council of Mr Fs who use their Infinity Gauntlets to protect the multiverse! Hickman’s debut shows great confidence.

continued from Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #5 of 5
last issue: The Fantastic Four #569
next issue: The Fantastic Four #571