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.
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.