It’s nice to have a light week every now and then, but it’s also a bit worrying. If I only have 6 comics on my pull list one week, it usually means a brutal week is coming up. Still, these are my first impressions for all the comics I picked up this week. Avengers AI 2, Cable and X-Force 12, All New X-Men 15, Superior Spider-Man 15, X-Factor 260 and Cyber Force 5. I’ll add links to full reviews as they’re posted.
Also, I finally saw Man of Steel a few days ago. I know it’s a bit late to share my thoughts but here I go anyway. I hated Man of Steel. Through the majority of the film I was sitting there, mad at the train wreck I was watching. It’s a joyless movie with paper thin characterization, a non-story and a “hero” that almost causes as much property destruction and death as the main villain. Pa Kent’s portrayal was an atrocity, as was his utterly pointless death scene. And don’t try to tell me that Metropolis was evacuated as they smashed through buildings and devastated the downtown area; you could see people running around the street as the final fight was raging on.
Anyway, on with my first impressions.
Cable and X-Force 12 was great. The issue is split between two different stories, one focusing on Domino and Colossus, and the other in the future with Hope Summers. The Domino/Colossus story is a weird action scene involving a demonic artifact, but the real focus is exploring their relationship. There’s some great character drama in what would otherwise be a standard action scene. The future half does a great job at expanding on CAXF’s overall story, and Femstryfe is properly revealed. It’s not a huge surprise, but she’s already a much more interesting character than the original Stryfe ever was. This is an easy recommendation for fans of any of the characters involved in this issue, or anyone interested in a book about an outlaw team of mutants.
Superior Spider-Man 15 was good, but will probably be a bit confusing for anyone who hasn’t been reading this series up till now. It touches on pretty much every plot thread in the entire series so far, and focuses quite a bit on several minor characters. For regular readers though, there is a lot to like about this issue.
Cyber Force 5 was confusing for someone who hasn’t read this series since May. Still, it was enjoyable at times, and you can’t go wrong with a free comic. I’ll have to re-read the first four issues before I touch this again, so there won’t be a full review on it.