With Death of Wolverine 3 delayed and myself ignoring DC’s Future’s End month, this is a fairly small week for me in comics. Normally with these posts I divide my pull list between Marvel and other, but since I only picked up Marvel this week, I’ll separate X-Men comics from other comics since I’m half and half.
The comics I picked up today include All New X-Factor 14, Uncanny X-Men 26 All New X-Men 32, Edge of the Spider-Verse 2 (Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman), Thor: God of Thunder 25 and Superior Spider-Man 33. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added as they’re posted.
Uncanny X-Men 26 is good. While there isn’t too much plot development in this issue, it takes time to delve into characters’ mindsets while building up the tension. It touches on Iceman’s emotions and why he’s acting so harsh toward Cyclops in the last issue, and it touches on the kids at the New Xavier Institute and their different attitudes toward Cyclops’s revolution. There are further develops how powerful Matthew Malloy is, but they kind of feel repetitive besides one particular moment. It’s not the greatest issue of Brian Michael Bendis’s Uncanny X-Men, but it’s solid enough.
Thor: God of Thunder 25 is decent. It tells several legends of Thor’s past, along with an origin story of sorts for Malekith. The stories are interesting, but they’re not all that special compared to some of Jason Aaron’s better Thor work. It ends with a teaser for the All New Thor series coming up. I haven’t read anything related to Original Sin (apart from Uncanny X-Men’s sort-of tie-ins) but I do know it ends with Thor’s hammer ending up on the moon, with Thor unable to pick it up. You don’t need to read the rest of “God of Thunder” to understand this issue, so it’s at least worth reading if you’re interested in the All New Thor series.
Superior Spider-Man 33 is good. It contains plenty of action, involving a bunch of alternate dimension spider-men and women, and further developments on the people hunting spider-people through the dimensions. There’s some good character development with Superior Spider-Man and some subtle development with their alternate universe counterparts, along with a backup story serving as an origin for one of the hunters. There’s a lot of good stuff for anyone looking forward to Edge of the Spider-Verse, and it’s an easy recommendation for them along with those who enjoyed Superior Spider-Man.