Comics of February 26, 2014

Now that my room’s mostly back in order, I should be back to 3 or 4 reviews a week for a while. And good timing too, as several number ones released this week. Throw in the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Thor: The Dark World’s Blu-ray and it’s been an awesome yet expensive week in entertainment. It doesn’t hurt that almost all the comics I picked up this week were good.

The comics I picked up include Fantastic Four 1, Guardians of the Galaxy 12, Indestructible Hulk 19, Avengers Assemble 24, Superior Spider-Man 28, Tomb Raider 1, Legends of Red Sonja 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 31. Here are my first impressions; links to full reviews will be added as they’re posted.

Tomb Raider 1 review

Guardians of the Galaxy 12 review

Fantastic Four 1 review

Legends of Red Sonja 4 review

Indestructible Hulk 19 was great. It explains much of what’s been happening in the last few issues, while also giving Banner’s science team some great character development. I don’t think there’s been a single issue in this series that hasn’t at least been entertaining. If you’re a Hulk fan who hasn’t been reading this series, you’re missing out.

Avengers Assemble 24 was great. It’s Iron Man’s turn to team up with Spider-girl, complete with a lot of jokes at Wolverine’s expense (always a plus). Throw in some major story reveals, some good action and an amazing final page and you have the best Avengers comic I read this week. Well … it’s the only one, but it’s still a great comic. Next issue is the last, and I’ll miss this series when it’s gone.

Superior Spider-Man 28 was kind of amazing. Goblin Nation certainly isn’t taking its time to delve into the chaos, yet there’s still room for character development. Also, Mary Jane may have the greatest moment of all the comics I’ve read this week. Spider-Man fans should be reading this series if they aren’t already.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 31 was yet another strong issue. The last few issues have all been slower as Leonardo is recovering from his brainwashing. This issue sees the return of the action, along with more story and character development. You’re making a mistake if you’re a Ninja Turtles fan who hasn’t tried this series, whether you’re a comic regular or not.

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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.
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3 Responses to Comics of February 26, 2014

  1. xmenxpert says:

    FF was good. It didn’t blow me away, but I’m not much of an FF fan, so that’s no surprise.

    GotG was fantastic. Some great writing, and some gorgeous art.

    Avengers Assemble was great. I love it. Spider-Girl needs to land in another series soon.She’s so cool. I would’ve liked to have seen more of June this issue. I love June Covington. (As an aside, you should’ve read Mighty Avengers. So, so good. Ewing is doing an amazing job on there, and Schiti’s art is always excellent.)

    Superior Spider-Man was good. I love MJ as a badass. I love that she’s so used to this kind of insanity that she stays calm and collected even while under attack, and plans how to make things tougher for the Goblin. This is what I love about MJ in general – she’s never been a shrinking violet. She’s always been someone who’s more than willing to take her safety into her own hands.

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  2. eightbitbrit says:

    DKC:Tropical Freeze is so good. So good.

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