Comics of August 15, 2012

The comics I bought this week are X-Men 34, Birds of Prey 12, New Mutants 47, Nightwing 12, X-Factor 242, Uncanny X-Force 29, Avengers vs. X-Men 10, Amazing Spider-Man 691, Supergirl 12, Avengers Academy 35, and Captain Marvel 2. These are my first impressions.

X-Men 34 review

Avengers vs. X-Men 10 review

Avengers Academy 35 review

Birds of Prey 12 review

New Mutants 47 was interesting. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it, but the next issue certainly has potential. If you’ve been enjoying this series lately, pick it up. Since it’s near the end of the series however, this isn’t the greatest place to start.

Nightwing 12 was good. It concludes the storyline where Nightwing was framed for murder. While this issue is relatively easy for new readers to follow, I don’t really recommend this issue as a starting point.

X-Factor 242 was great as usual. This issue is all about Rahne tracking down her son, and we see Darwin for the first time in quite a while. This is an easy recommendation for anyone who likes X-Factor or anyone who’s been following her pregnancy since X-Force volume 3.

Uncanny X-Force 29 was awesome. It further explores the alternate future where there isn’t any crime because people pre-emptively killed for even thinking about committing a crime. This comic is very dark and very well done – an easy recommendation.

Amazing Spider-Man 691 was good. It wasn’t quite the climax I was hoping for, but it was a satisfying end to this very fun and somewhat bizarre Lizard story. This is an easy recommendation.

Supergirl 12 was fairly good. The bulk of the issue is Supergirl talking to Superman and trying to figure out what happened on her way to Earth. While there isn’t much action, the ending cliffhanger is fairly intense. This is an easy recommendation, and as the first issue in this story arc, it’s a decent jumping on point. It also seems that Issue 0 will tell us exactly what happened, rather than forcing us to wait until October for issue 13.

Captain Marvel 2 was alright. Captain Marvel somehow gets stuck in World War 2 and must try to hide her powers while she figures out how to get home. Maybe it’s because this was the last comic I read (and I read all 11 of them in one go), but I don’t remember much else about this issue. As of now, I’m not sure whether to recommend this one or not.

About healed1337

I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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