Greetings everyone! Last week I missed out comic book reviews because I was in the hospital. And this week, I’ve not only been busy at work, but I’m also busy today putting together shipments and packages for everybody who ordered the Gamer Girl & Vixen graphic novel! It’s been a busy month, let me tell you.
So there won’t be too many reviews this week, unfortunately, but we still had some solidly entertaining comics. All-New Wolverine, Detective Comics and Amazing Spider-Man were all good, and the third issue of X-Men Blue takes home Comic Book of the Week for another nice issue, solidifying it as my favorite (so far) of ResurrXion.
Meanwhile, last week I missed the first proper issue of Secret Empire, and I enjoyed it. People are welcome to hate this Captain America as a fascist storyline all they want, but I’m digging the heck out of it. I think it’s a pretty great premise for a big, company-wide crossover. I really hope they can pull this one off.
Also, I skipped the new issue of Silver Surfer this week for a couple reasons, but the end of the issue was as big a gut punch as some of the best issues of Saga. Masterful work, Mr. Dan Slott.
Comic Reviews: All-New Wolverine #20, Amazing Spider-Man #27, Detective Comics #956 and X-Men Blue #3.
So, uh, I kind of went a little overboard with the reviews this week, everybody. Sorry about that. It just so happens that a metric ton of my favorite Marvel comics all come out on the same day, and I didn’t want to skip over any of them! So be prepared for everything from Amazing Spider-Man to Unstoppable Wasp to Mosaic to the final issue of Power Man and Iron Fist! Plus I wanted to try out a couple more ResurrXion comics.
Fortunately, this week also delivered one of the best issues of Silver Surfer yet, an easy Comic Book of the Week! That comic is magical! Silver Surfer #10 combines tragic romance with all my favorite bits of Silver Surfer mythology, making for a wonderful issue.
Meanwhile, I really, really, really want to get back into reading more DC Comics. Now that Gotham Academy is coming to an end and Greg Rucka is leaving Wonder Woman, I’m going to try to get caught up on those two series so I can review them through the end.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #26, Detective Comics #954, Mosaic #7, Power Man and Iron Fist #15, Silver Surfer #10, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #19, Unstoppable Wasp #4, Weapon X #1 and X-Men Blue #1.
The new X-Men comics were announced earlier this year, but I kind of ignored them because I’m lazy. Some of them sound interesting, like the Iceman solo series, but the rest were luke warm. I’ve always been a huge X-Men fan…until this past year. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but I haven’t particularly cared about the X-Men since Secret Wars. It might have something to do with Cyclops, the best X-Man, losing his conflict with the rest of the team, but other than that, I don’t know.
So I thought I might give the new X-Men: Blue and X-Men: Gold a chance, but Marvel revealed the team rosters today, and I definitely don’t care about any of them.
X-Men: Blue will be the time-displaced younger X-Men. X-Men: Gold will be the current Extraordinary team, but swap out Young Jean Grey for Rachel Grey. And maybe add Kitty Pryde? So…not much is going to change.
If you’re liking these comics, by all means, I wish you well. The creative teams are solid — you can read more on IGN — but the teams and concepts just don’t interest me. This is just my personal opinion.
I don’t care about any of these individual characters. I’m done with the Young X-Men, and have been for awhile. They need to go back to their own time already. Old Man Logan is a really stupid idea. If you’re going to kill Wolverine, why immediately replace him with just an alternate version? Why not explore what the X-Men are like without Wolverine?
Maybe I’ll try some of the other new titles coming, but I can’t muster any interest in what I’m seeing here. If you’re excited, more power to you.