It’s Wednesday, and we all know what that means. It means we’re half-way between Monday and Friday of course. Also some comics came out today. I picked up more than I originally intended, and for the most part I’m glad that I did.
The comics I picked up include A-Force 1, Spider-Verse 1, Secret Wars Battleworld 1, Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 1, Wolverines 19, Uncanny X-Men 34 and Vampirella 12. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Spider-Verse 1 is good. Each of the alternate reality spider characters have their own moment to shine in this issue, and the mystery behind what’s going on in Spider-island is intriguing so far. The art’s a mixed bag with a few panels where faces look awkward, but otherwise this is an enjoyable read and worth checking out for Spider-Man fans.
Secret Wars Battleworld 1 is fun. As expected, it’s just a couple of fight scenes taking place within Battlworld. The first one is a fun battle between the Punisher with magical powers and an Avengers-like team, and the second is a bunch of MODOKs fighting each other. The MODOK scene is so ridiculously stupid that it’s awesome, and I’m pretty sure that’s the intention. If that sounds appealing, this comic is worth a look.
Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 1 is awesome. Most of it takes place in the original Secret Wars event, and while I haven’t read it (I should get around to that), this comic wasn’t confusing at all. His excitement over killing “in self defense” and the way the others react is especially amusing. Deadpool fans won’t want to miss this.
Uncanny X-Men 34 is good. This wraps up a few plot threads in Brian Michael Bendis’s X-Men run while also opening up the future for most of the New Xavier School students. There’s some great character drama involving Dazzler and her hatred for Mystique, but the conclusion feels a bit underwhelming considering the build-up over the last year. If you’ve enjoyed Bendis’s run however, this issue is important for wrapping things up.
A-Force was good. A solid beginning.
Spider-Verse was good. I especially look forward to more Anya. I want more Anya!
Battleworld was good. The Punisher story was cool. The MODOK story was awesome.
Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars was meh. I didn’t find it particularly clever or funny.
Wolverines was pretty good. Especially the art.
UXM was great. I’m glad to see Dazzler’s arc wrapped up, and the final scene, with the students, was very interesting.