As an experiment (and because I received video editing software for Christmas) I’m doing this week’s first impressions post in video form. Let me know what you think of this format and if you have any suggestions on how I can improve it (if I decide to stick with it).
The comics I picked up this week include New Avengers 1, Morbius: The Living Vampire 1, All New X-Men 5, Iron Man 5, Red She Hulk 61, Venom 29, Superman 15 and Batman Incorporated 6. My regular reviews will still be in text form and I’ll add links to them as I post them.
Morbius: The Living Vampire 1 review
In case you can’t view the video, below are my thoughts on today’s issues in one sentence each.
New Avengers 1 was a good issue that focused primarily on Black Panther and his thoughts on the Illuminati group.
Morbius 1 was a great setup for the series.
All New X-Men 5 was the most character focused entry into the series so far (mostly focusing on Jean Grey and both Beasts) and it was probably the best issue in this series so far.
Iron Man 5 was good for the most part – Greg Land’s art held it back. This is probably my last issue of the series though because I’m not really an Iron Man fan.
Red She Hulk 5 revealed much of the story that’s been teased at in the first four issues, and it’s still just as awesome as the previous issues.
Venom 29 was just ok – it hasn’t been as good since Rick Remender left the title. I might be dropping this series soon.
Superman 15 was mediocre at best. I don’t care about this crossover anymore – I’m most likely dropping it, and will start reading Supergirl again after it’s done.
Batman Incorporated 6 was great as usual.
New Avengers was good. Much more akin to Hickman’s Fantastic Four/FF than his main Avengers title has been.
Morbius was great. I doubt the series will last long, but Keatinge did a great job. So did Elson, for that matter – I liked the art.
ANXM was great. Definitely a book worth pickinmg up. Especially since it’s going to have Kitty as a major character. She’s my favourite character, and Aaron’s wasted her on WatXM, so I’m very happy to see that Bendis will make use of her. And he seems to have a good grasp on her, too.
Iron Man was good. Gillen’s got a really cool understanding of the character.
Venom was good.
I haven’t had a chance to read Red She-Hulk yet, but I’ve no doubt it’s awesome.
I completely agree with you about Kitty Pryde there. Bendis seems to grasp her character well, judging by this issue at least.
Even if I might not stick with it, I hope that Morbius does well. Marvel could use more unique books like it.
I like the video format, but get a less squeaky chair.
Thanks. Until I can, I’ll just stand up while voice recording.