Journey Into Mystery #654

Journey Into Mystery #654

Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Jeffrey Becker Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Bad enough that Sif and Beta Ray Bill had to battle inappropriate thoughts but now their smashed up space station is attacking them!It's all swords and hammers on deck as allies start to mutate, dead exes arise and the mysterious Ark ship gives up its sinister secrets!All systems are $%^#!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 24, 2013

    Its worthwhile to get to know these characters, because theyre being written in some of the most interesting, nuanced and subtle ways of any of their existences. This is a book that has it all: high drama, action, heartbreak, and a ton of humor to top it all off. Its one of the most under-the-radar books in the Big Twos arsenal and it absolutely deserves more recognition, if not higher sales. It's a book that takes some very usual genre conventions and applies them in a very unique, dynamic way to create something original out of something we've already seen. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jul 29, 2013

    The issue comes together wonderfully under Immonen and Schiti's pens. With a combination of drama and comedy and straight up fun, "Journey into Mystery" is one of the best Marvel titles currently running, appealing to new and old readers alike. Immonen's writing could not have found a better home in Schiti's style; this writer-artist team consistently one-ups each other in terms of skill, relatability and humor. From start to breathtaking finish, this issue is an all-around pleasure to read, making the cancellation of this book even more of a true loss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Jul 25, 2013

    I can never say enough about how much I have enjoyed Journey Into Mystery this last year or so. Immonen is at the top of her game and Valerio Schiti's art is perfect! With Jordie Bellaire's coloring and Virtual Calligraphy's Clayton Cowles on lettering, which I might add is beautiful and totally works with the art and story, Journey Into Mystery just may be the perfect comic book and once again gets my highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto Jul 28, 2013

    While Journey Into Mystery #654 could have devoted a little more attention to the plot, the series remains a joyful read with honest characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jul 24, 2013

    Valerio Schiti was my biggest pleasant surprise to come out of Marvel's NOW! initiative. I had never heard of the guy before and all of a sudden I open upJourney Into Mystery only to be confronted with some ridiculously rad visuals. Not to mention that he is assisted by the ever-fantastic Jordie Bellaire…the art team has never slouched during this run and their work will be just as missed as Immonen's clever and calculated scripting. When the fire of combat is being stoked, the art takes on a dynamic presence that consumes the reader. When the panel is silent and the expressions must do the talking, Schiti nails the moment 100%. Another great issue from a creative team that hasn't missed a beat, and I for one will miss this series very much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jul 26, 2013

    With its sci-fi premise, compelling story and engaging banter, what we end up with is some good old-fashioned space horror with a bit of frustrated romance to keep things interesting. This arc continues to be well-paced and highly enjoyable, with Immonens great dialogue and character voices and Schitis consistently beautiful and dynamic pencils. Im saddened that only one issue remains until the book dies, because its been such a wonderful ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 28, 2013

    Some stunning artwork and a great handle on characters cannot divert from a lack of clear focus and coherence between the two stories presented here, which bring an entertaining and well-written issue down a little bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 2, 2013

    Succeeding Kieron Gillen's tumblr-faved epic of mystery, identity, fantasy, and mischief was no easy undertaking, but Immonen's portrayal of Lady Sif made her among the more interestingly believable"more "human""protagonists in Marvel's current line, and this final tale of the ins and outs of love and loss and 'splode with Beta Ray Bill has been a rousing yarn, with all the Kirby-like grandeur you could ask for among the quieter emotional moments. Read Full Review

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