Other comics I read this week include Ninja Turtles 12, FF 20, Astonishing X-men 52, Winter Soldier 8, X-Men Legacy 270, Venom 21 and Secret Avengers 29.
Ninja Turtles 12 was good. It concludes the current story arc where Splinter is trying to survive his fight against the entire foot clan. The Turtles show up and rescue him. There aren’t too many surprises in this issue and it plays out how you’re likely expecting it to. Still, it’s a good, fun comic that’s simple enough for new readers to understand.
FF 20 was good, but anyone who hasn’t read much of Hickman’s Fantastic Four run will likely be confused.
Astonishing X-Men 52 was good. It mostly focuses on Karma through flashbacks, but it also sets up the next issue of this series well. Not too much action, but Marjorie Liu specializes in character work and that’s what this issue was about. It barely has anything to do with last issue’s wedding, but that’s ok.
Winter Soldier 8 was great. While not as action-packed as the last issue, this one continues the espionage story where the Black Widow has been captured and the Winter Soldier is trying to find her. The last page reveal is unexpected, but you’ll want to read the next issue afterwards.
X-Men Legacy 270 was fairly good. That said, this comic should almost be renamed “Rogue and the X-Men”. Rogue tries to rescue Miss Marvel from a rather sadistic prison created by Phoenix powered Magik. If that sounds good, you’ll probably enjoy this issue.
Venom 21 was very good. It concludes the bulk of the Savage Six storyline with a good amount of action and a very surprising ending. There is still a bit more story to come before Remender finishes his Venom run, but Flash’s living nightmare is over.
Secret Avengers 29 was pretty good. It kicks off a new storyline where the Secret Avengers are investigating a new Masters of Evil. The next issue promises a Venom vs. Taskmaster fight – should be good.