Because Uncanny Avengers is releasing this week, I might as well post further thoughts on Marvel Now. So these are my thoughts on the Marvel Now titles releasing this month.
There aren’t too many Now books releasing until November. Like I promised one month ago, I will read the first two issues of every Marvel Now title and review as many as possible. They will take over my occasional “New series of the week” thing. Because there is one official Marvel Now book however, I’ll consider Red She Hulk, AVX Consequences and A+X as Now books. There might not be as many reviews for DC comics as usual, but I’ll try to review at least one of those every week.
Uncanny Avengers- Rick Remender
I’m excited for this book. Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force book has consistently been my favourite ongoing team book since I started reading it. I’ve also enjoyed his Venom and Secret Avengers work, even though Secret Avengers is mostly made up of characters I know little about. At this point, I’ll at least try any series he starts writing. As for a team that combines both X-Men and Avengers, why hasn’t Marvel done this before? Having the X-Men and Avengers as separate franchises still has its place, and I hope they don’t involve themselves with each other too much, but a team like this is a great way to improve their relationships.
Red She Hulk
Can’t say I’m looking forward to this. Red She Hulk is one of those characters I simply don’t care about. In my opinion, Betty Ross was better without the Hulk factor. It doesn’t help that she’s overshadowing the original She Hulk these days, and Jennifer Walters is my favourite of all the Hulks. I haven’t read much from Jeff Parker, and I didn’t like what I’ve read, but I’ll give this at least two issues to win me over.
Avengers vs. X-Men Consequences
This should be good. Kieron Gillen is a master at cleanup, and while AVX is better than the average Avengers event, it needs cleanup. His Uncanny X-Men run has been brilliant and his various tie-ins are just as good as his stand alone issues. Can’t think of anything else to say about this one.
This series is pretty much the opposite of AVX vs. Where AVX vs. was a bunch of single fights between one X-Man and one Avenger, A+X is a bunch of team ups between one X-Man and one Avenger. It could be good, but I’m not sure how long it’ll last as an ongoing. Even if I like the first two issues, I probably won’t be reading this for long.
I have no thoughts on Marvel Now: Point One because I’ve never read a “Point One” issue before. In fact I probably won’t pick this one up.