These are my unscripted thoughts on the comics I picked up this week. They include Age of Ultron 10, Uncanny Avengers 9, Fantastic Four 9, Indestructible Hulk 9, Cable and X-Force 10, Superior Spider-Man 12, X-Men Legacy 12, Captain Marvel 12, X-Factor 258, Supergirl 21, Animal Man 21 and Witchblade 167. 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.
AU was OK. It worked as an ending to the event, and to set up future stories.
UA flat-out infuriated me. For reasons I outlined in my own blog. But to sum up (very) briefly: Remender understands not a single frigging thing about mutants.
Fantastic Four was good. Some very strange stuff. Some fun stuff, too, though.
Hulk was pretty good. Daredevil’s appearance was cool. Especially his brief interaction with Hill.
Cable and X-Force was good. The Blaquesmith reveal was cool.
Superior Spider-Man was good. Otto’s deviousness and ruthlessness is fun.
XML was really good. I especially love the romance between David and Ruth. I can’t help but root for those crazy kids to make it.
Captain Marvel was great. Some nice character moments, and the story’s coming together really nicely.
X-Factor was fantastic. I love that Rahne’s been given a (sorta) happy ending. She deserves some peace. I hope no one uses her for a couple years; I love her too much to see her thrown into battle again for a while.