The comics I picked up this week include AVX Consequences 3, Amazing Spider-Man 696, Astonishing X-Men 55, Batman Incorporated 4, Gambit 4, Superman 13, Wolverine 315, FF 23 and AVX Babies – cause why not? Some of these were good, while some of these were weird and/or confusing. These are my first impressions – I’ll link to full reviews as I post them.
Amazing Spider-Man 696 was awesome. Peter Parker found himself in a rough position at the end of the last issue. He was captured by Kingpin and his Spider-Sense was in overdrive. This issue deals with that, and finally begins the fight between the original Hobgoblin and the new one. This is a very entertaining issue and an easy recommendation to Spider-Man fans or those who enjoyed this year’s movie and want to check his comics out.
Gambit 4 was fun. The entire issue is Gambit and his mysterious partner battling a giant snake monster. That’s all there is to say really – check it out if you like Gambit.
Wolverine 315 was pretty good – perhaps the best issue of Wolverine in a while. There’s plenty of action, as you’d expect from a Wolverine comic. There’s plenty of story development as well, and most of it is interesting. If you like Wolverine, this could be worth checking out.
AVX Babies was very entertaining. It’s basically a cutesy version of Avengers vs. X-men, without all the complicated backstory behind it. It’s about a bunch of superpowered babies fighting over a teddy bear. If the concept appeals to you, you’ll most likely enjoy this comic. If not, you won’t be missing anything important.