Comics of October 7, 2015

This is kind of a big week for comic releases. Marvel’s new universe kicks off with a few number 1’s, DC has a couple big releases (which I didn’t pick up due to potential money concerns, but they looked interesting) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 50 released. I didn’t pick up Amazing Spider-Man 1 because frankly, I could use a break from Spider-Man. I also didn’t pick up Iron Man because I’m not that big of an Iron Man fan, and the same goes for Doctor strange. I’m sure they’ll be good, but I’m not personally interested. Anyway let’s get this started.

The comics I picked up include Avengers 0, Siege 4, 1602 Witch Hunter Angela 4, Old Man Logan 5, Secret Wars 6, We Stand On Guard 4 and TMNT 50. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted. I’ll try to post an Avengers 0 review, but my priorities will lean towards Secret Wars, Old Man Logan and TMNT.

Secret Wars 6 and Siege 4 review

Old Man Logan 5 review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 50 review

Avengers 0 is good. It’s mostly a preview for all the Avengers titles coming out, usually introducing a couple members of each team. Squadron Supreme frames each story with a handful of narrations to connect everything together, and each story has a different feel and mood. The writing’s good throughout but I enjoyed some parts of it more than others. Still, when everything sort of comes across as a teaser more than a full story, it’s hard to recommend this as a $6 purchase unless you’re interested in more than one of these titles.

1602 Witch Hunter Angela 4 is great. The writing remains just as entertaining as previous issues, taking a tour of the Marvel Universe through the eyes of 1600’s culture, but this issue also serves as a setup for the upcoming Angela: Queen of Hel series. It’s a very unique mini-series that’s definitely worth checking out.

We Stand On Guard 4 is good. There are a few twists in the ongoing futuristic war between Canada and the United States, and there are also a few references to current events that help deepen the story. The last page is a bit of a shocker, but it feels in character. If the idea of a war between two friendly countries (taking place in the future) interests you, check this out.

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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 October 7, 2015

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Avengers 0 was really good. The New Avengers story makes it clear how much insane fun that book’s going to be. And the Ultimates story was the best, by far. America Chavez gets to be adorable! Healing reality with dance! And then immediately returns to surly badass mode when she goes to Ultimates HQ.

    Siege was awesome. So much awesome in here.

    Angela was great. Such a gorgeous book. The story, writing and art, all gorgeous. This is a really emotional finale. Though as an aside, I don’t think it’s setting anything up. Queen of Hel will be separate from this. It’s following up on the end of the Asgard’s Assassin arc. This issue may be a bit of a reference to the upcoming arc, but it’s not setting it up.

    Old Man Logan looked great, but was pointless.

    Secret Wars was good. Some really nice plot developments, but there’s also some good character moments.

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