Monday, September 5, 2016

Drax #10 Review - Marvel Monday

Dragons and Dragons

Written by: CM Punk and Cullen Bunn
Art by: Scott Hepburn, Antonio Fabela and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 17, 2016

I decided to read and review Drax with no expectations, so it's no surprise that it has surpassed them.  Drax is not a character who is a show stopper on his own and Bunn and Punk seem to know this and have surrounded him with characters and situations that play off their main character and continue giving the reader one wacky adventure after another. Seriously, it is a book that is action packed and filled with a sense of humor that is really good when it hits and above average even when it doesn't. With Drax in possession of the child of Fin Fang Foom right now, things can only get crazier, right? Well, let's find out...

The issue opens with a nice, little scene all about life, farming, and eggs.  Yes, Fin Fang Foom has changed his world destroying ways and has settled on a farm, but when he hears the scream of a young dragon echo through space, he is worried about how the young one will be raised.  Seriously, that's how the issue begins!

Of course, he has every right to be concerned as we see in the spread page that follows that Drax and company are battling the dragons that are also after the young one.  They are mad at Foom for being such a failure, but I couldn't help smiling at the little dragon on Drax's shoulder...he's so cute!!!

It's also cute to see how much Drax has taken to the little guy, you know, in between the giant upper-cuts, flames and blood.  While Drax fends off the dragons, there are other problems Killer Thrill grabbing the baby and porting the hell out of there!  I'd blame Planet Terry, but he's, you know, lame.

Things pick up...well, they kind of do after Drax is smooshed into the ground by a huge Dragon foot, when Foom and Terrax arrive and it's "no longer farmin' time!"  While Ora lies bleeding to death, the rest of the group joins in on a non-sexy three way (maybe it was a little sexy) which ends with the Dragons flying off with their tails between their legs.  Actually, one dragon stays behind...Foom of course!

The issue continues with Fin Fang telling everyone his plan for his baby's future and it's quite touching.  He really does seem like a changed dragon who wants the best for his newly hatched offspring.  Seriously, you can't help but feel bad for Foom and smile at his recent change of heart. However, the issue ends with a cliffhanger that shows that the best laid plans are never safe when Killer Thrill is involved!

This was a fun issue mainly because of Fin Fang Foom.  Just the visual of him in a big straw hat was enough to make me laugh, but him and Terrax enjoying their lives as farmers was priceless.  The rest of the issue was action packed and the cliffhanger will have me showing up next issue.  Listen, this book is not going to change the world, but Punk and Bunn seem to be having fun with it and so am I.

I really like Scott Hepburn's art in this issue.  It must be the juxtaposition of the cartoony art with the ultra violence that I love, but it's also the simple fact that everything looks great and fits the story so well.

Bits and Pieces:
If you have been reading Drax, this issue is par for the course.  If you haven't been, but are looking for a fun, action packed book, give it a try.  You get Fin Fang Foom as a farmer, Drax kicking dragon butt and a lame ass Planet Terry.  What else could you ask for?


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