Friday, August 6, 2010
Lloyd's Pick Of the Month
THE ORDER VOL. 1: THE NEXT RIGHT THING
A team of long-dormant Soviet super-weapons is awake, angry and heading straight at the heart of Los Angeles ready to finish World War III! The front line of defense is a team that's been together since just before nine this morning! The queen of PR starts her spin! A dead body hides more than just a murder mystery! AND AND AND - a super-sex tape! What on Earth could justify the use of that many exclamation points? Surely, it could only be The Order, written by Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL) with art by the amazing Barry Kitson. Collecting THE ORDER #1-5.
I started reading this right before I got on a flight and when I landed, went to a local shop and got Vol. 2. This is some of Fraction’s earliest work at Marvel, and most original. All the characters are new and fresh so you don’t know what is going to happen from one page to the next. An excellent read with a super-hero team for today’s world.