Comics of January 2, 2013

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.

New Avengers 1 review

Morbius: The Living Vampire 1 review

All New X-Men 5 review

Superman 15 review

Batman Incorporated 6 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.

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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4 Responses to Comics of January 2, 2013

  1. xmenxpert says:

    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.


    • healed1337 says:

      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.


  2. I like the video format, but get a less squeaky chair.


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