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.
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.