Post by CaptainSuperior on Apr 17, 2014 7:31:40 GMT -5
What were your favorite books of the week guys, what stood out the most? Do you have any recommendations that maybe you would like to share?
My Big 2 book of the week goes to Amazing X-men #6, this book was the Nightcrawler reunion I've been waiting for. It's a great reintroduction for Kurt returning to his chosen family. I highly recommend this book if your remotely a fan of Nightcrawler.
My other book of the week is Translucid #1 from Boom Studios. This is a 6 issue mini series which focuses on the relationship between a Hero and his arch-nemesis. The art is incredible and really captures the unique nature of the story.
Also this week was the return of Frankenstein Alive, Alive! This is being released by IDW and is a sequel to the literary tale, the pencils in this book are astounding. This is a book that I would strongly recommend to pick up a physical copy rather than a digital copy because it does far more justice to the work. They released a special copy that has issues #1 and #2 together, and the new #3 issue.
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
I didn't get a chance to read much this week but Sinestro #1 for me was my BOTW. I've been reading a lot of luke-warm reactions to it but for me, it was one of the best first issues that I've read in a long while from DC. Marvel has such a knack for setting up their characters perfectly with their one-page synopsis, and this was one issue where DC finally made me feel like I can jump right in to a character having not read him for a long while. The last time I read anything Sinestro was during the Sinestro Wars and it seems like a lot has happened to him since then, even just after the reboot. After reading Sinestro #1 I feel completely caught up and ready to move forward. There's a lot of great history in Sinestro plus the setup for a conflict that I'm curious to read about in the coming months. All in all, I think this issue definitely delivered.
Batman: Eternal #2 was also good as well. I'm still not completely sold on the idea of needing a weekly Batman book, and there were a few too many cliffhangers in this issue (as well as supporting characters) but I was definitely riveted while reading. If this were a digital release at $.99 each week it wouldn't hurt so much but I'm only going to stay with a $2.99 weekly book so long. I really hope the TC crew talks about Batman: Eternal on the show next week because I'm curious how they are enjoying it.
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