My pull list still isn’t all that huge this week, but I’m hoping that with the New Year, it’ll start to balance out after a hugely inconsistent pull list ever since Secret Wars began. Either way, half of the comics I picked up this week are number 1’s, and the same number of comics I picked up are really weird.
The comics I picked up include Uncanny X-Men 1, A-Force 1, Rocket Raccoon and Groot 1, The Ultimates 3, Howard the Duck 3 and Bitch Planet 6. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot 1 is really not what I expected. It’s fun the same way Scottie Young usually is in that it’s kind of bizarre, but this issue? I’m honestly not sure if this is in continuity with 616 or not. Fans of Scottie Young should just check it out and see for yourselves.
The Ultimates 3 is great. It touches on some potential consequences for what the Ultimates did with Galactus, but the main focus is starting a journey into a new dimension that Blue Marvel helped discover. This is quickly becoming the most unique and fascinating series in the new Marvel lineup and those who read Marvel in general should give this a chance.
Howard the Duck 3 is weird and fun. A major reveal with Howard the Duck arrives and turns his already strange adventure into something that’s almost hard to comprehend because of how weird it is. This leads to several hilarious moments and some great dialogue. The Gwenpool story is also kind of fun, although nothing special. Definitely check this series out.
UXM was bad. Weak writing and Greg frigging Land on art.
A-Force was really good. Solid start to the series. Singularity is adorable.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot was good, I guess. It was fun.
Ultimates is great. Lots of fun. Big Crazy Science, and plenty of great character stuff. I’m loving this.
Howard was OK. Not as good as the previous issue, but that set a pretty high bar. But something about this issue didn’t quite work for me.
Bitch Planet was great. As always, great handling of really complex issues. Meiko’s pretty great. Shame she’s dead. And the back material remains as powerful and important as the actual comic.