Comics of May 7, 2014

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.

Cyclops 1 review

She Hulk 4 review

Red Sonja 9 review

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.

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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 - 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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1 Response to Comics of May 7, 2014

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Cyclops was good. Just . . . good. It’s hard to think of anything more to say about it than that, really.

    Magneto was cool.

    She-Hulk was great. Awesome issue.

    New Warriors is fun. I feel like it’ll probably only last a year – it’s not really strong enough to sustain good sales. But I’m enjoying it while it’s around.

    Black Widow is very good. She’s hardcore, and it’s great.

    ANXF was fun. Character drama is what PAD does best, so I liked seeing that be the focus. Georgia’s interesting.


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