Comic books are one of the great loves of my life, and I hope that all of you enjoy this weekly jaunt into this amazing world. As with my movie reviews, this is not comprehensive. I cannot afford to read every comic, nor will I illegally download them, I respect the medium too much for that, but I don’t judge any who do. Every week there will be a “pick of the week”, what I feel is the essential comic of my purchases.At the end of the year, I will review my picks and choose a top 5 comics of the year.
I use cover images in my reviews. These images are from various comic companies, such as Marvel, DC, and Image in today’s case. They own this stuff. I do this for fun, not money.Enjoy.
August 27th, 2014
Sheesh! I fell a little behind this month, so there will be covers only for the picks of the week.
Justice League 33
Lex Luthor joins the JL. Meh.
Death of Wolverine 1
4.99 for a shiny cover and 1/2 a book of story. This thing better improve dramatically.
Captain America 24:
Zola’s attack on NY continues and Falcon dies saving the city?!
This is where I say goodbye to Miguel. You were better left in the 90’s. Its okay, just not worth 3.99 of my money. I will see you in the 50cent bin a decade from now.
Original Sin 8:
The final battle! Winter Soldier takes Nick Fury’s place, and Nick becomes, a watcher? bizarre, and ultimately irrelevant comic that only served to increase the distrust between the heroes and make Thor lose his hammer.
Legendary Star Lord 3
I picked up the first 3 issues, and I must say that they have the tone of “movie” Star Lord down pretty well. Well written and worth my 3.99
Rocket Racoon 3
I know, I was surprised too. One of the more insane comics out there, this rocks. It is simply awesome. ’nuff said.
September 10, 2014
I had no intention of continuing this comic, but the comic store manager put it in my subscription box accidentally. I am glad he did. This is where it really comes together for me. The kids that have the super-speed pills use them to burglarize banks and such, culminating in a theft at the white house! Last page was great. I’ll be back for #4
The Walking Dead 131
Carl and Rick at the hilltop. Thats about it. No expansion on the “talking” walkers yet.
Amazing Spider-Man 6:
Worth a read just to see how JJJ ruins his “unmasking” of Spider-Man on live tv.
The story of 2 male spies chasing Velvet. great stuff. Consistently good.
East of West 15
We get to see what “The Beast”, son of Death, can do. and holy shit is that guy scary.
Death of Wolverine 2:
Another 4.99 shelled out for half a book of story. It did improve with the appearance of Kitty Pride and a “logan undercover” angle. There might be hope!
Edge of Spider-Verse 1:
A story of Spider-Man noir! okay.
Essentially, Marvel published the best Superman story of the decade without Superman. We have Hyperion in that role. Very good,
September 17, 2014
A very strong week for comics!
All new X-Men 32
Miles Morales meet the young x-men from the past. okay.
Edge of Spider-Verse 2
Whoa! Gwen Stacy Spider Woman is fairly awesome. Print this Marvel! Print this!!
Superior Spider-Man 33:
We learn more of the Spider-Verse Villains as Otto-Spidey creates a team of Spider-Men to face them.
3 actually. Tough to choose, so I won’t.
Stray Bullets: Killers 7
Virginia gets roped into her former life of murder and mayhem. SO. Good.
Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes
Doc Fate faces a crisis on infinite earths! A great pulp universe! Just print this DC. Just. Print. This.
Wow. The story jumps forward in time to a world where the illuminati are on the run from the law, the Avengers. I don’t know whats happening in this Axis crossover, or the big multiverse story, but Hickman can do no wrong here.