Release Day Rundown – Febuary 6, 2013

The comics I picked up this week are The Fearless Defenders 1, Superior Spider-Man 3, Avengers 5, New Avengers 3, All New X-Men 7, Red She Hulk 62, X-Factor 251 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 18. These are my unscripted first impressions – I’ll add links to my full text reviews as I post them.

The Fearless Defenders 1 review

All New X-men 7 review

Avengers 5 review

Red She Hulk 62 review

In case you’d rather read my impressions, here they are in two sentences each or less.

Superior Spider-Man 3 is good. The comic is dark and weird, as Dan Slott has described this series in several interviews. It’s mostly the Superior Spider-Man vs. Vulture, and the spider gives the vulture a well-deserved beating after he hired, well … I won’t spoil it. Easy recommendation for Spider-Man fans, as long as Dr. Octopus becoming Spider-Man didn’t anger you.

New Avengers 3 is better than Avengers 5. It continues the storyline involving the Illuminati while showing us how Beast was introduced to the group. There’s also a strong focus on Captain America’s issues with the illuminati group, and there’s a fair amount of story development. So far, New Avengers has been very good, and it’s well worth reading for even casual fans of the franchise.

Red She Hulk 62 is great. Betty Ross (Red She Hulk) continues to fight the government project that is creating armies of superhumans, which will eventually overtake humanity unless they’re stopped. In this issue, she’s pitted against a superhuman specifically designed to stop her, and must rely on her intelligence to escape. This series has a great story, great action, and it’s well worth reading for anyone interested in classic style hulk stories (except that this hulk is intelligent, and just happens to be a woman).

X-Factor 251 is probably my favourite comic of the week. Basically, all the various lords of the different iterations of Hell in the Marvel universe are at war with each other, and X-Factor is caught right in the middle. It’s epic, it’s fun, the humour is great and it’s self-contained – what more could you ask for?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 18 was fun. The turtles are trapped in Dimension X, in the middle of a war involving General Krang. As fun as it is though, and as much as I’ve enjoyed this series, I’m not really a Ninja Turtles fan. After this current storyline, I might not be reading this too much anymore – I’m just enjoying Marvel Now more. Still, this is worth checking out if you’re a Ninja Turtles fan.

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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 - 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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One Response to Release Day Rundown – Febuary 6, 2013

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Fearless Defenders was a lot of fun. Looks like it’ll be an enjoyable series. Also, lesbians. Always good.

    All-New X-Men was great. This series is going really well.

    Avengers was good. And Dan Dare is now apparently canon in the Marvel Universe.

    Red She-Hulk was awesome. Love it.

    Superior Spider-Man was excellent.

    New Avengers was pretty good. But the series just doesn’t feel complete without a more emotion-based character.

    X-Factor is always awesome.

    Like

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