Release Date Rundown – January 16, 2013

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.

Savage Wolverine 1 review

New Avengers 2 review

Batman 16 review

Batgirl 16 review

X-Factor 250 review

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.

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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1 Response to Release Date Rundown – January 16, 2013

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Savage Wolverine was good. A lot of fun.

    New Avengers was well-written, but too cerebral. It needs a more emotion-focused character.

    Captain America was really cool.

    Hulk was great, and is setting up some really cool stuff.

    All-New X-Men was great. I’m loving that book. Bendis makes excellent use of Kitty, Jean and Scott. Jean is finally interesting, and Kitty is getting to show her compassionate side. And at any age, Scott is awesome.

    X-Factor is awesome as usual. Apparently, PAD actually is recovering pretty well, and is even writing again. That’s great news for his family and his fans.

    Captain Marvel was awesome as always. I actually like the art, though I can definitely see a lot of people not caring for it. It’s highly stylized. It reminds me a lot of Emma Rios. Not up to her level, but very similar, and still great. I love it.

    Venom was cool.


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