So I picked up a fair number of comics this week, some I won’t have time to read today. I haven’t been reading Animal Man lately because it seemed like they were taking Buddy Baker’s family away from him, but I’ve since learned that they’re coming back, so I picked up today’s issue as well as the others that I skipped earlier. My comic shop had the first two issues of “The Star Wars”, so I picked them up too. I also had several paperbacks and hardcovers arrive today, including Avatar: The last Airbender – The Promise and The Lost Adventures. I may review them some time in the next few weeks. Anyway, on to today’s comics.
I picked up Uncanny X-Men 13 (Battle of the Atom part 8), Guardians of the Galaxy 7, Fantastic Four 13, Cable and X-Force 15, X-Men Legacy 18, Superior Spider-Man 19 and Supergirl 24. I intended to pick up Witchblade 170 but my local shop didn’t have it. Then again, there seems to be some conflicting reports on whether it’s coming out today or not. I’ll have to check the other stores for it later.
Edit: Apparently it comes out on the 30th, nevermind.
Here are my first impressions for what I have though. Reviews will be added as they’re posted.
Guardians of the Galaxy 7 was decent. It’s mostly an Angela focused issue, exploring where she came from and what her motivations are. There’s some good banter between the members of the Guardians and Angela’s back story is interesting enough. It seems a bit odd that the next issue ties into Infinity this late in the game, but whatever. If learning more about Angela interests you, this is worth picking up. Otherwise, I suggest you read it before you decide.
Fantastic Four 13 was good. We finally learn exactly where the older, one eyed Jonny Storm comes from in this issue. The sickness that’s affecting the Fantastic Four is also taking its toll, continuing the main story as well. Definitely worth picking up if you’ve been reading Matt Fraction’s run so far.
X-Men Legacy 18 was weird and slightly confusing, but great. As usual for this series, Legion’s plan is too chaotic for most other characters to follow as it plays through, but something goes wrong and things get crazy. With all the references to earlier issues, this really isn’t the greatest jumping on point. Regulars will likely enjoy it, so it’s an easy recommendation to them.
Superior Spider-Man 19 was great. It sort of concludes the storyline with Spider-Man 2099, while providing more potential stories for the future. The side-story with Carlie Cooper’s investigation into the Superior Spider-Man’s identity has some great progression as well. It looks like things are about to get very interesting for Spider-Ock.
UXM was OK. I don’t like Bachalo’s art, so I didn’t really enjoy this issue as much as I would’ve with a different artist.
GotG was OK. Learning a bit about Angela makes her less boring, though I’m still not sold on her.
Fantastic Four was good. Weird. Kinda neat.
Cable and X-Force was good. Fun. I love me some Boom Boom. And it looks like the Adversary’s back; an interesting development.
XML was OK, but I feel like Spurrier’s gone to the “not what it seems” well too often now.
Superior Spider-Man was cool. I do like Miguel, so it’s cool that he’ll be sticking around. Also, Ghost Peter’s coming back.