This is just a quick update. I was going to post my first impressions for the week – I had them all typed up, but the laptop I was using has a slight problem. Every time I try to turn it on, it comes up with a “fan error” and shuts off. I don’t feel like retyping everything I’ve already written, so I’m just going to rush through each of the issues I picked up this week and write my thoughts with one or two words each. If I can recover the file, I’ll post it whenever I can.
Thanos Rising 2 – alright
Age of Ultron – pretty good
Indestructible Hulk 7 – very good
Superior Spider-Man (I think 9) – superior
X-Men Legacy 10 – weirdly good
All-New X-Men 11 – very good
Red She Hulk (forget the exact number) – somewhat disappointing (but still good)
X-Factor (655 I think) – best of the week (that I read)
Animal Man – good (although Buddy Baker is barely in it)
The shop I went to happened to have a moving sale today, so I decided to give Young Avengers a second chance. I picked up issues 3 and 4. As with the first two, I can tell that they’re good, but it’s not really my style. I did enjoy these more than the first two though, so it’s possible that this might grow on me. Whether I pick up issue 5 or not depends on how I’m feeling, but I certainly don’t regret picking these up. The one page with the alien kid shooting the blob creatures was probably the most creative splash page I’ve ever seen in a comic.
Anyway, I’m on vacation, so there won’t be any full reviews this week.
Thanos Rising was good.
AU was pretty cool. A lot of fun.
Indestructible Hulk was good. Nice seeing that Hulk actually didn’t lift the hammer. That was pretty funny, actually.
Superior Spider-Man was good. Interesting development.
XML was great. I love that Spurrier’s raising the question of whether the world might be better off without mutants, and that the point is being made by someone who’s not a hate-filled zealot.
ANXM was great. Love it.
Red She Hulk was still solid.
X-Factor was awesome.
As for YA: Yeah, Noh-Varr’s badass rescue was an amazing layout. McKelvie is doing some incredible layouts in that book. And Gillen, as always, is killing it on the writing. The scene between Loki and Hulkling – so good.