These are my thoughts on the comics I picked up this week. They include X-Men 1, Uncanny X-Force 5, Captain America 7, Indestructible Hulk 8, Gambit 13, Wolverine and the X-Men 30 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 22. I’ll add links to my full reviews as they’re posted.
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.
X-Men was great. I love it. This book is a Must-Buy. Everyone should be buying this. Great art, an interesting storyline, great characterization (even if Kitty felt a little too “hip,” with her “OMG”). It’s awesome.
UXF was great. I loved it. Bishop’s future memories were interesting, Psylocke and Storm were both good. I’m really enjoying this.
Captain America was pretty good.
Hulk was good. A lot of fun.
Gambit was good. Not great, but good. It was a fun issue.
WatXM was better than usual, but still largely lacking in character work. I hope Idie kills all the Hellfire Brats. I would love it if the entire arc was her just hunting down and killing every single one of those stupid, terrible characters. Issue after issue of them getting killed, never to be seen again, never to be referenced again, just swept under the carpet as a terrible, terrible idea that didn’t work and should be ignored for the rest of time. Gah.
I won’t disagree with you about the Hellfire kids, but Jason Aaron seems to enjoy writing them too much to kill them off.
Then Jason Aaron is wrong. And a terrible person. I can only hope his editor is a better person, and orders Aaron to burn them all to a crisp, with no chance of resurrection or otherwise returning.