So, Wolverine is dead. How about that?
The comics I picked up this week include Death of Wolverine 4, The Logan Legacy 1, Storm 4, Spider-Man 2099 5, Ms. Marvel 9, Magneto 11, Uncanny X-Men 27, Supergirl 35 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 39. You’ll find my first impressions below, and links to full reviews will be added as they’re posted.
Death of Wolverine 4 and Logan Legacy 1 review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 39 review
Storm 4 is decent. In mourning Wolverine’s death, Storm heads to Japan to hang out with Yukio, partly to fill Wolverine’s void and partly to just do something. It turns out that his plans were darker than she would have liked, and she unintentionally throws herself in a very dangerous position. If that sounds interesting to you, check it out. Personally, I haven’t been enjoying this series too much and the last issue will probably be my last, only because it’s part 2 of 2.
Spider-Man 2099 5 is good. It mostly acts as further setup for Spider-Verse, but tells a compelling story on its own and furthers the plotlines within the Spider-Man 2099 series. It’s equally about 616 Miguel and another Miguel from another universe. Whether you’ve been enjoying SM2099 or are excited for Spider-Verse, this is worth picking up.
Magneto 11 is alright. It mostly ties into Axis (which I’m not reading), and a fair amount of time is skipped between this and the last issue. That said, it’s easy enough to follow even if you haven’t read much of Axis since it does explain everything. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you’re reading the event though.
Uncanny X-Men 27 is great. The team up of the X-Men and SHIELD finally contact the very powerful mutant that Xavier hid from the world. What follows is a frightening display of power. After that, well … Cyclops gets to work in his own way. It’s a great Cyclops moment. I’ve heard some people online comparing this story to Sentry from Bendis’s Avengers run. I wouldn’t know since I haven’t read much of his Avengers run, but judging from this alone, the story is pretty solid and could lead in an interesting direction if done well.
Supergirl 35 is good. It seems to be the last issue in Tony Bedard’s run (which I haven’t enjoyed that much for the most part) and it sets Supergirl up for a slightly new direction for when Mike Johnson and Kate Perkins take over. This issue is sort of a team up of Kara and Red Hood, taking on a gang that has somehow acquired alien weapons that can hurt Supergirl. That’s all there is to say really. If you enjoy Supergirl or are interested in checking out Superman’s cousin, this is worth a read.
Death of Wolverine was good. And I’m glad he’s dead.
The Logan Legacy was OK. Not great.
Storm was OK. This series needs to be much better than it has been. It’s nowhere near the quality it should have.
Spider-Man 2099 was cool. Exiles version of Miguel! Yay! I miss the Exiles. It was nice seeing them get referenced.
Ms. Marvel is awesome.
Magneto was just . . . I’m tired of it. Every issue is less enjoyable than the last.
UXM was pretty good. Rachel got a pretty good showing, which is always nice.