Last issue left a bad taste in my mouth, but thankfully this issue seems to suggest last month's was just a glitch. The book is moving quite nicely and it's definitely earned its place on the Books-You-Should-Be-Reading-But-Instead-You're-Wasting-Money-On-Wolverine: Origins list. Read Full Review
The Order isn't a book that fits neatly into one category, and the lack of buzz around the title makes me suspect that many readers don't really know how to react to it. It's a book that isn't straightforward and predictable, it doesn't star the same old familiar character types, there's always more than one thing going on at once, and each issue takes more than just five minutes to read. These qualities should all be reasons to recommend a book, but something tells me that readers could be seeing them as barriers instead. That would be a shame, as The Order is one of the few books to have spun out of Civil War that feels like more than just an arbitrary transplant of standard superhero conventions to a post-Registration landscape. Matt Fraction is using this book to craft an original and compelling story about a dysfunctional super-team of truly three-dimensional characters, and it deserves to find a wider audience. Read Full Review
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