These are my unscripted thoughts for today’s comic releases. This one’s a bit longer than usual because, well … I really didn’t like today’s Wolverine and the X-Men. I also had to make room for Scott Snyder’s Superman Unchained 1. The other comics I picked up are Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Uncanny X-Force 6, Thor: God of Thunder 9, Avengers Assemble 16, Astonishing X-Men 63, Batman 21, Batgirl 21 and Aphrodite IX 2. I’ll add links to my full reviews below.
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.
WatXM sucked. So stupid. This is a kids book. It’s got that black-and-white simplicity, that shallow characterization, that immature and predictable humour, that kids cartoons have.
GotG was good. A lot of fun.
UXF was awesome. This series has so far been a Psylocke solo, with the rest of the team as supporting cast, but Humphries is doing such a good job with the writing that it’s OK. And man, that is such a good cover.
Thor was great. Three Thors kicking all sorts of ass. Very enjoyable. Very intense.
Avengers Assemble was awesome. I love DeConnick’s characters. They’re so wonderfully human. She writes people. The SWORD agents working the graveyard shift, the Kree that Yon-Rogg contacts (with the awesomely sarcastic supervisor), the lack of respect anyone has for Hawkeye, and of course, the fantastic friendship between Carol and Jessica, as the pair of them continue quipping with each other. I love it.
AXM was pretty good. Evil Bobby’s marginally more interesting than Normal Bobby.