Comics of March 25, 2015

It’s that time of the week again, where the comic world graces us with its newest releases. This week brings three chapters of the Black Vortex crossover, as if last week’s two issues weren’t enough. A partial conclusion to Amazing X-Men’s Juggernaut story arc released, and so did the end of Gotham Academy’s first story arc. On the writing front, I’m in the middle of dialogue-focused sweeps, where I go through my book several times, focusing exclusively on one character’s dialogue at a time so that they actually sound different when they talk.

The comics I picked up this week include Wolverines 12, Amazing X-Men 18, Black Vortex 7-9 (Guardians of the Galaxy 25, Nova 28, and Legendary Star-Lord 10), Uncanny X-Men 32, Gotham Academy 6 and Red Sonja 15. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Guardians of the Galaxy 25 and Legendary Star-Lord 10 review (plus thoughts on Nova 28)

Gotham Academy 6 review

Wolverines 9-12 review

Amazing X-Men 18 is good. With the Living Monolith becoming the Juggernaut, the X-Men realize how hopeless the situation feels and have a bit of a heart-to-heart moment. It’s a good examination of what people do when they believe they have no chance to succeed. Of course they figure out how to beat him in the end, but it caps the issue off with another intense cliffhanger. Unfortunately, the art is a downgrade from previous issues. Still, anyone interested in the Juggernaut really should pick this arc up. It’s not a very deep story, but it’s intense and full of great action and humour.

Uncanny X-Men 32 is good. This is a Cyclops-focused issue, exploring his further feelings of guilt and exactly what his planned Revolution is. Exploring the hopelessness that the mutants face really adds weight to the story, as does touching on his former relationship with Emma Frost. Not much actually happens, but Cyclops fans should enjoy this.

Red Sonja 15 is great. After being cursed with the inability to forgive anyone for even the smallest things, Sonja ended the last issue by inflicting a serious injury on herself so that she couldn’t hurt anyone else. Considering a very powerful sorcerer is chasing after her, that might not have been the greatest plan. The action in this issue is intense, but more importantly, Sonja goes through an emotional transformation. This might be my favourite comic of the week, and people who like barbarian stores who haven’t checked out Gail Simone’s Red Sonja run really should.

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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 - www.healed1337.blogspot.com 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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One Response to Comics of March 25, 2015

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Wolverines was so bland and lame and dull. Bleh.

    Amazing X-Men was great. I really do love the way Yost sets up a desperate battle against an unstoppable foe, only to just bring it all to a halt for a campfire. It’s ridiculous, and it’s crazy, and it’s great.

    GotG is full of great character work and exciting action. And then it just throws in a huge “holy shit” moment.

    Nova was pretty good. It was cute.

    Star-Lord was lame.

    UXM was great. A fantastic character-focused issue, full of well-done interactions.

    Like

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