The video seems to have trouble uploading today, but here’s the link for whenever it’s ready. These are my unscripted first impressions for the comics I bought this week. They include Nova 1, Savage Wolverine 2, Morbius: The Living Vampire 2, Indestructible Hulk 4, Thor: God of Thunder 5, Avengers 6, Captain Marvel 10, X-Factor 252, Action Comics 17 and Nightwing 17. I’ll add links to my full reviews as I post them.
In case you’d rather read my thoughts, here they are in two or less sentences.
Indestructible Hulk 4 was great, but I didn’t like it quite as much as the previous issues. While Bruce Banner’s characterization is still awesome, the story isn’t explained as well as in the last three issues. Seeing as how this has the first cliffhanger ending of the series, it’s possible that it will be explained in the next issue though. Still, this is an easy recommendation for Hulk fans.
Thor: God of Thunder 5 was epic. There isn’t as much story development in this issue as the last four, however we finally learn of the God Butcher’s motivations, and they make total sense. Definitely worth reading if you like Thor, or if you’re curious about him.
Avengers 6 was good, but not quite as good as the last two issues. It does a solid job at introducing Universe, or is it Captain Universe? This issue was somewhat vague on the character’s name, but it did a great job at introducing (Captain) Universe’s host, and it hints at Hickman’s New Avengers series.
X-Factor 252 was awesome. It’s an all-out war between the different guardians of various underworlds in the Marvel Universe, and X-Factor is caught right in the middle of it. It’s epic, it has plenty of good characterization, and it’s self-contained. Check it out.
Action Comics 17 was good, but somewhat confusing. Superman is battling a villain who can travel through time. There’s a great moment between Clark Kent and his earthly parents, and the backup story does an excellent job at expanding on that.
Nightwing 17 was great. Dick Grayson is dealing with the aftermath of the Joker’s destruction of his circus. He has several good scenes with other members of the Bat family, but perhaps this issue’s highlight is his conversation with Damien Wayne. Definitely worth reading if you like Nightwing, or want to read more about Batman’s extended family of vigilantes.