Comics of August 26, 2015

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait for Secret Wars to be over with. Sure, the main event is good so far and some of the tie-ins have been entertaining, but I miss the main Marvel Universe. I’m feeling that even more now because as of today, the last of the pre-Secret Wars titles I’ve been reading are now over, save for one last issue of Ms. Marvel.

The comics I picked up this week include Civil War 3, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps 3, Old Man Logan 4, Marvel Zombies 4, MODOK Assassin 4, Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 4, Spider-Woman 10, Magneto 21 and Batgirl 43. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps 3 review

Old Man Logan 4 review

Spider-Woman 10 review

Civil War 3 is decent. There’s a lot of action in this issue and it develops the plot a bit, but the actual Civil War seems to take a backseat to the mystery. I’m not sure if I can quite place it, but I didn’t like this one as much as the previous two issues.

Marvel Zombies 3 is great. Not only does this issue have a lot of action and twisted zombie antics, but it also delves a lot into Elsa Bloodstone’s past and how it affects her personality. She comes to several realizations in this issue – realizations that could very well affect her attitude going forward. Of the two Marvel Zombies related Secret Wars titles, this is by far the better one.

MODOK Assassin 4 is fun. The crazy tale of Killville continues with MODOK and Angela struggling to survive against assassins and mindless ones. Meanwhile, the mystery behind what’s going on starts to unravel. This comic is so stupid but in all the best ways.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars 4 is … ok. Some of the dramatic moments in this comic work, but most of the jokes fall flat. This concludes Deadpool’s insertion into the original Secret Wars event in a way that explains how he could be involved with it without anyone remembering. If that interests you, check this out, but the first half is better than the second.

Magneto 21 is decent. With this, another pre-Secret Wars series concludes. Magneto is trying his best to save Earth from its destruction, by combining his power with Polaris’s and amplifying them. It’s epic in a way, but it feels kind of pointless when we’ve known how this would end months ago. Magneto’s internal monologue saves this comic as he talks about his regrets. If you’ve enjoyed Cullen Bunn’s Magneto series I’d still recommend this, but it’s hard to recommend to anyone else.

Batgirl 43 is fun. This is a bit of a weird story involving tigers being sent loose into various tech companies in Burnside. Batgirl and her allies work to unravel the mystery. Some of the drama on the side doesn’t work as well as usual for this series, but it’s not bad either. Batgirl regulars should enjoy this.

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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 August 26, 2015

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Civil War was OK. It’s an interesting story, but I hate the art. I find Yu’s style too muddy. King Ock was fun, though.

    Carol Corps was really good.

    Old Man Logan was gorgeous.

    Marvel Zombies was great. Still plenty of humour, but more drama here. Elsa confronting her hatred for her father was cool.

    MODOK is gloriously ridiculous. So much fun.

    Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars is awful. Bunn needs to stop trying to do comedy books. He’s np good at them.

    Spider-Woman was really fun, with a tragic ending.

    Magneto was OK. Nice to see him admit that he’s just an angry old bastard. But it’s not my kind of book, and I don’t like Walta’s art.

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