I didn’t pick up too many comics this week. That seems to be the way Secret Wars is affecting my pull list the most – it’s narrowing down on the titles I’m reading. So far I’m picking up much less this month than usual and I don’t really feel the motivation to try all that many Secret Wars tie-ins. In addition, most of the titles I read from other companies seem to keep getting delayed, or otherwise don’t usually release on the third Wednesday of the month.
On the upside, it gives me more time to read back issues and re-read some of my favourite stories. It’s also easier on the wallet. I’m starting to consider re-reading every X-Men comic I have in chronological order, but that would probably take a year to get through at my rate. Maybe it’ll be next year’s project.
Anyway, the comics I’m picked up this week include Thors 1, Old Man Logan 2, Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 2, Ms. Marvel 16 and Magneto 19. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 2 is fun. It continues throwing Deadpool into the original Secret Wars event and includes a brief fight between Deadpool and Spider-Man, Deadpool’s saving the Avengers by annoying the Hulk and explaining why he looks perfectly normal in some scenes of the first issue. It’s not great, but it’s not trying to be either. Those who like Deadpool should at least give this a try.
Magneto 19 is good. Half of the issue focuses on Magneto and Polaris working together to try to save the world from the final incursion. The other half focuses on Magneto trying to maximise his power for the event, no matter how much it will cost him. There are some good character moments. Magneto regulars should enjoy this.