A lighter week this week, so a bit quicker to write some mini reviews! As ever, all refer to digital editions. So, what has everyone else been reading this week?
Velvet #7 A change of focus to the ARC agents on Velvet's trail. Continues to be brilliant (although the lack of Velvet herself is very noticeable) and agent X-33 looks like an interesting character for the future.
Ms. Marvel #8 Alphona is back on art and it looks great. Lockjaw is a big adorable puppy throughout and Kamala digs deeper into the Inventor's schemes. Also features one of the cutest tracer bugs ever. Great stuff once again.
Hawkeye #20 Wrapping up Kate's time in LA, a fine story intelligently told and with more than a little Marlowe about it.
Avengers #34.1 Al Ewing and Dale Keown tell a very good one-shot Superman story (using Hyperion).
Magneto #9 This issue takes a further turn into the shadows for what was already a very dark series. It also marks a welcome change from what had been becoming a rather repetitious formula for one shot issues. Writing and art are both great, recommended.
Powers: the Bureau #11 This issue features flashbacks all the way to Callista's first appearance in the very earliest days of Powers. Does that sound to anyone like good things are happening? Me neither.
Astro City #15 As usual, above average superhero stories told from an unusual perspective. Still seems an uncomfortable fit with Vertigo to me, but a good read.
Post by IncredibleD on Sept 11, 2014 5:05:18 GMT -5
Was just about to make this thread, but you beat me to it, tundra.oh well never mind. Anyway, i only read three books this week, that happen to be only Marvel books:
Avengers Undercover #10 - Mixed feeling about this one.I liked it, but the ending felt kind of rushed to me and would've liked to see more of the other characters instead of just Cammi, and i would've liked it more if Kev Walker could have been the artist till the end, but i heard he's on New Avengers now.Not that i didn't like the other artist but i liked Kev Walker's art a bit more.
Hawkeye #20 - Liked Annie Wu's art a lot in this issue but i just couldn't get into the story.Its been too long for me since i read the previous Kate issues and i had forgotten almost all of it, so half the time i didn't understand what the hell was going on.But maybe that's just me, and maybe i need to read the whole series again when it has ended to appreciate it more.
Ms. Marvel #8 - Easily my book of the week!I knew before this issue came out that Kamala and Lockjaw would be absolutely awesome together, and it did not dissapoint.Good luck keeping your super hero identity a secret with a giant teleporting dog around you at all times!Loved the story and the art and i'm curious to see where its going.This book just keeps getting better in my opinion.
Post by CaptainSuperior on Sept 11, 2014 10:08:06 GMT -5
My favorite books this week were pretty damn good for me personally.
East of West #15 - If your not following this series I recommend you pick up the three trades by Image. Issue #15 just changed the game and flipped everything on its head.
Inhumans #5 - While some people have already written this book off due to delay, I've stuck with it and I'm very glad I did. I absolutely love books that bring in new characters and a fresh dynamic to the Marvel U.
Wild's End #1- The book is by Dan Abnett, enough said.
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.
damn, tough week to pick just one!! I loved every book I read this week, and I didn't even get to read all the books I wanted.
Superman Unchained #8 was excellent, and set up an exciting ending
Captain Marvel #7 was hilarious and set up what I hope is a rousing and raucous second arc for this run.
Copperhead #1 was outstanding; totally sucked me in. Can't wait for the next one.
Hawkeye #20 was a fairly-brilliant and very, very, very funny wrap on Kate's LA story, with a Young Avenger tease of a sort thrown in there in the middle, and I can't wait to see what the last two issues will hold
but my Book of The Week has to be East Of West #15. Wowwwwwww. Someone up there ^ said it already, I think, but yeah: gamechanger. This continues to be, along with Saga and Rat Queens, maybe, just about the best book in the business. So freaking good, it hurts.
Post by iamasianbatgirl on Sept 12, 2014 10:07:50 GMT -5
Copperhead #1 - A sci-fi western with as much heart and intrigue as Saga in my opinion. This is a series to look out for.
Stumptown #1 - The first issue of Stumptown v. 3 did not disappoint although the artist change-up takes getting used to. Still, with Greg Rucka at the writing helm, you can't go wrong.
Batgirl: Futures End #1 - Equal parts heart-breaking and heart-warming, Gail Simone's Batgirl send-off is one for the ages. This might be up there with her Sensation Comics issue as one of my favourites this year. Seeing Barbara's possible future and the legacy of the Batgirl name truly made this a special one-shot.
Honourable mentions go out to Hawkeye #20, Wild's End #1, and Captain Marvel #7.
Lazarus #11 - Great cover (my best of the week) which perfectly captures the tension, mood, and theme of the plot and subplots. We get a more extensive look at the tense political intrigue that mark the complex relationships between the families, as well as the role the family Lazarus plays. This continues to be a great series.
However, the best line of the week was, much to my surprise, in Batman: Future's End #1. (WARNING: Spoilers Ahead)
Batman needs something and he has to break in to LexCorp to retrieve it, maneuvering through multiple levels of security systems. As he bypasses each security level a hologram of Lex Luthor appears delivering recorded messages along the lines of "If you've made it this far, then you've been smart enough to get through my previous security measure, but now you're going to die." At about the fourth iteration the hologram recording says "Hmm. Resourceful, brilliant, and tragically misguided. I'm going to guess you're Batman. Am I right?" This just cracked me up.