It’s three weeks into November, and with it, a bunch of Marvel’s new number 1’s released, along with a couple number 2’s. This week’s most significant release however, might just be Pretty Deadly 6. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this series and it’s about time. I won’t be able to review all that I want to this week, so I’ll try to review most of them. Also I feel like mentioning that my local comic store didn’t receive their full order again. They did receive everything I wanted to pick up, but this is the third time in 3 months something got lost. Someone at Diamond needs to be fired. At least this time they wasn’t charged though – the bill is on the box that’s missing.
As for my Nanowrimo progress, my comedy ended up being much shorter than I hoped, but I’m starting to make good progress again now that I’m writing a novella that’s part of my main series. I also didn’t write as much in the last two days because I worked long and late, and trying to figure out my new phone’s keyboard while I try to write on my breaks at work isn’t helping. That’s all the Nanowrimo updating for now, so let’s talk this week’s comics.
The comics I picked up this week include The Mighty Thor 1, Ms. Marvel 1, Spider-Woman 1, Extraordinary X-Men 2, Astonishing Ant-Man 2, I Hate Fairyland 2 and Pretty Deadly 6. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Spider-Woman is fun. Dennis Hopeless does a great job at exploring how being pregnant is affecting Jessica Drew, while giving us plenty of amusing dialogue and some good action with former villain Porcupine to keep the pace up. The teaser with the alien hospital ward is crazy on so many levels, especially the art showcasing all sorts of different aliens and … robots? This is already looking like it’ll be a delightfully weird series. Just check it out.
Astonishing Ant-Man 2 is good. This issue mostly focuses on Scott Lang’s short relationship with Dara Deering from Matt Fraction’s Fantastic Four run. There are some good dramatic moments between them, even if it’s more dramatic for one of them than it is the other. Meanwhile there’s a lot of plot development in the background, especially with the rate a villain app and Ant Man’s questionable employees at his security firm. Like Extraordinary X-Men, I’m not sure if I’ll stick with this series or not, but it’s fun so far and Scott Lang fans should enjoy it.
I Hate Fairyland 2 is awesome. Gertrude continues her rampage through fairyland, killing, drinking and causing all kinds of trouble everywhere she goes. Scottie Young’s writing is somewhere between poetry and bizarre comedy and it fits the setting perfectly. The art is equally delightful, with a weird mix of cuteness and gore. It’s everything that makes his Marvel writing so delightful, with an extra touch of creativity. Seriously, buy this comic.