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Comic Book Art: Fearless Defenders: Valkyrie by Mark Brooks Comic Book Art 22 FEB 2015

Come for the banter, stay for the surprises! Everything Valkyrie knows about her origin is wrong! And Caroline LeFay unleashes her Doom Maidens upon the world! (So many exclamation marks. And after that official synopsis from Marvel, I still don’t know what happens in this issue!)

Anyway, Fearless Defenders #4 was published in May 2013 by Marvel, written by Cullen Bunn, with interior art from William Sliney, and featuring this fun homage to those dress them up paper cutout dolls from yesteryear (depicting Valkyrie choosing between her identities) from comic book artist Mark Brooks as the cover.

comic book art fearless defenders 4 sexy valkyrie by artist mark brooks

Not that this was the only artwork released for this particular issue. Comic book artist Stephanie Hans turned out this slightly more serious, darker in tone, variant cover featuring Valkyrie front and center!

comic book art fearless defenders 4 valkyrie by Stephanie Hans

Related Link: http://marvel.com/comics/issue/46072/fearless_defenders_2013_4

Review: Wolverine #305 (Apr. 2012) Comic Books | My Reviews 18 SEP 2012

There is a nationwide killing spree on the go, the latest victims discovered in New York. One grizzly detail though – all the corpses are missing their brains – and by a young eyewitness’ account, the perpetrator appears to be none other than Wolverine himself!

Meanwhile, Wolverine has upped and disappeared from his school, and with recurring blackouts and nightmarish visions tormenting him, seeks out the cause of what, or whom, might be behind all of this – the answer of which probably lies at the nightmarish and long abandoned Dunwich Sanitorium…

With a new writer on board, Wolverine #305 kicks off with a new story arc entitled “Rot”, written by Wolverine newcomer Cullen Bunn.

It’s a pretty dark and twisted setup issue for what looks like it is going to turn into quite a satisfying, drama heavy, horror-driven tale, and does an excellent job in terms of bringing everyone up to speed and laying out Bunn’s take on the rather dark but now balanced character that is Logan.

In addition to the broody, dark horror setup, Bunn also manages to throw in plenty of slice and dice action, as he has Wolverine cut up a number of beasties made up of dripping human parts, courtesy of one very deranged, and dangerous individual, who doesn’t quite reveal himself until the very last page – in only a way that he could!

In other words, this is a comic well worth picking up.

Artwork is delivered courtesy of penciler Paul Pelletier, inker David Meikis and colorist Rain Beredo, and together they form quite a team, with Paul’s detailed pencils receiving just the right amount of weight from Meikis meticulous inks.

Visually, Wolverine #305 doesn’t put a step wrong, and combined with a fantastic story from Cullen, it really is worth picking up.