Comics of January 9, 2013

Here’s my second first impressions video – keep in mind that it’s unscripted. While watching over it, I noticed that I repeated words such as “Issue” a lot, sorry about that.  I’ll try to do that less next week. I’m still open for suggestions on how to improve them. I’ll add links to full reviews as they’re posted.

Superior Spider-Man 1 review

Action Comics 16 review

Scarlet Spider 13 review

Avengers Arena 3 review

Fantastic Four 3 review

In case you’d rather not watch the video, these are the  comics I bought this week:  Superior Spider-Man 1, Fantastic Four 3, Avengers Arena 3, Cable and X-Force 3, Thor: God of Thunder 4, X-Men Legacy 4, Scarlet Spider 13, Wolverine and the X-Men 23, Action Comics 16 and Animal Man 16. Here are my thoughts in one two sentences each.

Cable and X-Force 3 was great. It kept a strong character focus on Cable and Hope, while developing the story a lot; this is shaping up to be a great series.

Thor: God of Thunder 4 was simply epic – does this series really need any reviews by now? Pick this comic up if you’re the least bit curious about Thor, even if you’ve never read a comic in your life.

X-Men Legacy 4 was … meh; Legion still doesn’t have much character work and we’re four issues in. There’s still potential here but I’m losing hope fast, and I probably won’t pick up the next issue.

Wolverine and the X-Men wasn’t anything special. The circus storyline is at last over, and hopefully this series will be entertaining again.

Animal Man 16 was good. It was entertaining build up for next issue’s Rotworld climax.

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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 - www.healed1337.blogspot.com 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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1 Response to Comics of January 9, 2013

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Superior was pretty good. Some nice, weird humour. Next issue will be important, though. If it doesn’t make it clear that nothing romantic will happen between Spider-Ock and MJ, I’ll have a very difficult time enjoying this series.

    Fantastic Four was great. Funny, with the sense of adventure and utter lunacy the Fantastic Four needs, but also with the heart it needs even more. Fraction’s proven he’ll be a worthy successor to Hickman.

    I hate Arena’s concept. And I have problems with the execution, too, actually.

    Cable & X-Force, on the other hand, is much better. That’s going very well.

    Thor is great.

    Legacy is kinda bland, though Blindfold getting a larger role is cool. I’m always glad to see any of the New X-Men as more than wallpaper.

    Which reminds me: I hate WatXM. It’s awful. Just a stupid, terrible series. And this arc pretty much threw out all the past characterization of the Frankenstein’s Monster – this was not the same Monster who’s appeared in previous comics, at all. This was a Monster from another reality or something. It simply cannot be reconciled with the past appearances of the Monster.

    Scarlet Spider’s good, though.

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