As the previous post said, my pickups are altered because of a family emergency that I won’t expand on. I am planning on picking up New Warriors 2, but won’t be able to until at least Friday. My pull list was small this week anyway, so onto my first impressions.
The comics I picked up for now include Magneto 1, She Hulk 2, Avengers AI 10, Uncanny X-Men 18 and Velvet 4. I picked up a number of other things as well, most notably the entire Infinity event for $15 because well, I was going to read it eventually anyway, so might as well get it bundled for cheap. Links to full reviews will be added as posted. I can’t promise as many reviews as normal, but I’ll try.
Avengers AI 10 was fun. The fight scenes in the diamond (digital world) continue to be the most creative fights in current Marvel titles. One storyline finishes in this issue while another kind of begins. There isn’t as much plot development as usual, but there are a number of teasers. This really is the most unique of the Avengers titles, and it’s worth giving a shot if you haven’t already.
Uncanny X-Men 18 was good. It focuses squarely on adult Cyclops as he interacts with various X-Men over the course of a few weeks. It deals with his guilt over killing Xavier and also has a brief conversation between himself and young Cyclops. They’re all well-written scenes, but you may be a bit lost if you haven’t been keeping up with the X-Men lately. The art is simple, but it works. How much you enjoy this issue depends on how much you like adult Cyclops. There’s nothing else to say really, so consider this a full review.
Velvet 4 was very good. Again, it’s Ed Brubaker writing a creator-owned espionage series. The title character is an aging agent whose been framed. Just read it.