Black Widow 12 review

Sometimes, when there are a lot of twists and turns when an espionage series moves on, it’s hard to give each individual issue a proper review without spoiling something. That’s partly why I didn’t review too many issues in this series. So to sum up the story thus far, the series began with Natasha stealing something from SHIELD, forcing her to go on the run. Over the course of the series, it’s revealed that she did it in order to save SHIELD from a resurrected red room, the Russian organization that turned her into an assassin all those years ago.

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Spider-Woman 17 review

As with a whole bunch of other titles this week, Dennis Hopeless’s Spider-Woman run comes to an end. It’s been a great series, spanning two volumes that started with the Spider-Verse event, divided by Secret Wars, and ended after a total of 27 issues. Not bad in this age where most runs end after 12 or so.

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X-Men Prime 1 review

So, the horror of the terrigen mist story arc is over for the X-Men. At less than a year and a half, that didn’t last very long. Replacing it is a new age where the X-men are finally seen as heroes, and they’re making good use of that. It’s about time really.

X-Men Prime is sort-of a preview for the upcoming X-Men books, but with its own standalone story, in the same way that the Marvel Point One issues usually are for Avengers books. The main story focuses mostly on Kitty Pryde, newly returned to Earth, and learning about what’s been going on since she left to join the Guardians of the Galaxy. A good chunk of it is a conversation with Storm and how she feels guilty over some of her actions during the terrigen mist story arc. The writing is very well done, with a good mix of drama, touching on nostalgia and building up to the new age.

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Comics of March 29, 2017

I loved the Mass Effect trilogy. I even defended the Mass Effect 3 ending a bit, even though I acknowledge that the un-extended ending felt rushed. So what are my thoughts on Mass Effect: Andromeda? I haven’t played it yet. After struggling to get into Dragon Age: Inquisition, and then discovering The Witcher 3 a few weeks ago, I just can’t be bothered to pick up the new Mass Effect. The bad animations that are easily found on YouTube don’t help either. I’ll play it eventually, but that could be a while from now.

Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include X-Men Prime 1, The Mighty Captain Marvel 3, Ghost Rider 5, Black Widow 12, Spider-Woman 17, All-New X-Men 19 and Batgirl Annual. A number of these issues are the final issue in their series, so it’ll be hard to pick and choose what to review. Because of this, as much as I try to review at least one non-Marvel comic a week, unfortunately the Batgirl Annual is getting the shaft. I feel bad about that because it features Supergirl as well, but … you know. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

X-Men Prime 1 review

Spider-Woman 17 review

Black Widow 12 review

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 68 review

It’s been a while since I’ve done a full review of a Ninja Turtles comic – more than a year even. For a time it was because I still wasn’t quite sure how I felt about the direction the series has taken since the 50th issue, but I have a better idea now.

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The Unworthy Thor 5 review

Since Secret Wars ended, Odinson (the original Thor) has been missing. This mini-series caught us up with him, on his obsessive quest to become worthy again, or to find something that can replace his Mjolnir. That quest led him to teaming up with Beta Ray Bill, being the Collector’s captive, and an all-out brawl with some of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful characters. The previous issue ended with Odinson about to grab onto the Ultimate Universe’s Mjolnir while the Collector fought Thanos’s allies.

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Action Comics 976 review

This issue concludes the 4-part crossover with the other Superman series. The first issue (Superman 18) started off with Superman and Lois Lane spending a night together with their son, Jon. Everything got weird when their house, and Jon, started disappearing in a strange blue flame. Action Comics 975 revealed MXYZPTLK as the culprit – a Superman character I know almost nothing about.

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