Comics of October 24, 2012

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.

AVX Consequences 3 review

Batman Incorporated 4 review

Astonishing X-Men 55 review

FF 23 review

Superman 13 review

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.

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 - 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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2 Responses to Comics of October 24, 2012

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Consequences #3 was good. I’m loving Scott’s arc. The rest of the issue, I could take or leave.

    ASM #696 was good, as always. Slott’s always good.

    Astonishing X-Men #55 was bad. It’s a mess, with too many “shocking” twists and swerves, and bland characterization. The only really good moment was Logan still wearing the eye patch in Madripoor.

    FF #23 was really good. A nice, sweet way to end the series.

    Gambit #4 was fun. Not a great comic, but a fun one.

    Wolverine #315 was very good. Bunn’s doing a great job so far.

    AvX Babies was fun. Just a really cute comic. Fun for all ages. The only way not to enjoy it is to hate fun.

    And you didn’t mention it, but Journey Into Mystery # 645 was as brilliant as the rest of the series. Such an amazing run. This issue made me cry. I’m so sad that Gillen’s leaving. I am looking forward to Young Avengers, though.


  2. healed1337 says:

    Gillen’s first Journy Into Mystery trade paperback is going to be in the next group of Graphic Novels I buy.

    No real arguments with what you’re saying here. Gambit wasn’t necissarily great, but it wasn’t trying to be. It was just trying to have fun, and it succeeded – there’s really not much to say about that one. Same goes for AVX Babies.


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