Recently, Magneto’s very first ongoing title finally began. This week marks another long-awaited ongoing title for an X-Men character, Cyclops. That’s kind of the big highlight for this week’s releases.
The comics I picked up this week include Cyclops 1, Magneto 3, She Hulk 4, New Warriors 4, Black Widow 6, All New X-Factor 7, Red Sonja 9 and Cyber Force 9. I was going to pick up Aphrodite IX 10, but both local stores had already sold out and apparently there aren’t any copies available for them to reorder. Does this mean Image didn’t print enough? That’s a shame, because I was really looking forward to it. Anyway, here are my first impressions; links to full reviews will be added as they’re posted.
Magneto 3 was dark, but good. Magneto tracks down the location where the sentinel human experiments are being built and goes on a bit of a rampage. What else do you need to know?
New Warriors 4 was fun. This concludes the initial arc against the Evolutionaries and officially joins the team together. It’ll likely be confusing for anyone starting with this issue, but it’s a fun team book that’s neither Avengers nor X-Men with a great variety of powers, races and ethnicities among the team. If that sounds interesting, you should check it out.
Black Widow 6 was good. It starts exactly where the last issue left off, with the Black Widow captured. Anyone who’s seen the Avengers movie knows that she’s pretty good at escaping capture, and this issue is entirely made up of the title character in action, followed by yet another thickening of the plot and a couple character moments. This is turning out to be a great espionage title, and it’s an easy recommendation for anyone interested in one.
All New X-Factor was fun. The team goes on a bit of a human interest mission, and it doesn’t exactly go as planned. It’s hard to describe without spoiling the fun, but it’s a joy to see this issue play out. The ending is quite the surprise, and I have no idea how the next issue will play out. Just … read it.
Cyber Force 9 was ok. This is the kind of book that’s getting hard to follow if you don’t re-read previous issues more than once since it builds up so much. I really only picked this issue up because Aphrodite IX was absent in local stores. I’d only recommend it to those who have been enjoying this title already.