The comics I picked up this week are Savage Wolverine 1, New Avengers 2, Indestructible Hulk 3, Captain America 3, All New X-Men 6, X-Factor 250, Captain Marvel 9, Venom 30, Batman 16 and Batgirl 16. These are my unscripted first impressions – I’ll add links to my full text reviews as I post them. Also, sorry for any stuttering or choppy editing, I’m still getting used to this.
For those who can’t view the video, or would rather read text, here are my thoughts on today’s comics in one or two sentences.
Captain America 3 – The characterization of the Captain is what makes this series work well so far. He willingly injures himself to protect the child he rescued in the first issue – the flashbacks add to the character drama as well. This is an easy recommendation.
Indestructible Hulk 3 is simply awesome.
All New X-Men 6 was great. It takes place in the aftermath of Jean Grey telepathically learning of her entire character’s history, and Angel meets Archangel for the first time. All X-Men fans should at least read this issue.
Captain Marvel 9 – good character focused issue, with plenty of humour and some decent action. My only complaint is the art; it’s not bad, but I’m definitely not a fan of the art style.
Venom 30 was a fun conclusion to Venom’s fight with the U-Foes, but it still doesn’t have the same kind of character depth that Rick Remender brought to this series. I might be done with it.