Comics of December 16, 2015

This whole week of comics is a big number 2 … as in every Marvel title I picked up is a second issue. It’s a relatively small week with only 6 comics on my pull list, but I don’t mind. I have a busy evening ahead of me. This month I’m also editing through the first book in my Blood Rage series, a chapter a day, just to fix up sentence structure and seeing if I can catch grammar mistakes I’ve missed in previous edits. If I finish this soon enough, I’ll probably start doing the same with book 2, but I intend to write the second draft of book 4 next month.

The comics I picked up include All-New X-Men 2, The Mighty Thor 2, Ms. Marvel 2, Web Warriors 2, I hate Fairyland 2 and Batgirl 46. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

All-New X-men 2 review

Ms. Marvel 2 review

Batgirl 46 review

The Mighty Thor 2 is intense. The War of the Realms is in full swing, and Odin is throwing a bunch of hammer wielding thugs after Jane Foster/Thor. The action feels big and the story is good enough to back it up. But what really makes this comic work is all the focus on Loki. Loki fans should pick this up, as should Thor fans.

Web Warriors 2 is ok. There’s a lot of good Electro storytelling in this, and an explanation of how they built their inter-universal team of Electros. There’s nothing all that special about this issue though. For the most part, the comic is balanced with how much speaking and the panel time most of the team gets, Anya Corazon gets exactly two words. On the other hand, Spider-Gwen gets more panel time than most of the others combined, and she already stars in her own solo. It’s this unbalance of character usage that holds this comic back the most. I might give this one more issue, but between this and Spider-Gwen, I’m currently enjoying Spider-Gwen more.

I Hate Fairyland 3 is great. It’s just as entertaining as the first two issues, mixing imagination with brutality. There’s some sort of funny moment on almost every page, which is standard for Scottie Young. The ending is actually quite the surprise and I won’t spoil it, but it makes me even more excited for the next issue. Definitely give this a shot if you enjoy comedic comics.

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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 December 16, 2015

  1. xmenxpert says:

    ANXM is really good. Some great work from all involved.

    Thor is really good. Some nice stuff with Loki. I love that he kills five Frost Giants with nothing more than words. I’m really, really hoping Loki is still an anti-hero playing games with everyone for a greater good.

    Ms. Marvel is such a great comic. So damned good!

    Web Warriors is OK. Anya remains glaringly pointless. Seriously, she has no reason to be in this book. The early issues are where the cast should be defined, that’s not happening with Anya. I’m betting Costa didn’t really want her, he was just obligated to include her because Slott left her there.

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