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.
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.