I’m not sure how to introduce this week’s post. Apart from Old Man Logan 1’s release, there isn’t anything all that special about the comics I picked up this week, so let’s get to it. I picked up Old Man Logan 1, Spider-Woman 3, All-New All Different Avengers 4, Angela: Queen of Hel 4, Extraordinary X-Men 6, Monstress 3 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 54. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
All-New All Different Avengers 3 is fun. It’s a one-off story where the Avengers deal with an artificially created hurricane, and we’re introduced to their new headquarters. There’s some good character development too, especially with Thor and Ms. Marvel. It’s not quite what I would call a great issue, but it’s worth picking up for Avengers fans, or fans of any of the characters on this team.
Angela: Queen of Hel 3 is fantastic. The story and mythology both continue to be rich, the art is excellent and the character drama gets pretty deep during Angela’s third trial. Some elements in this comic are a bit vague, but in a way that encourages readers’ imagination to fill in the blanks instead of being downright confusing. This really is among the best Marvel titles releasing right now and you should check it out.
Extraordinary X-Men 6 is good. After the rather dark first 5 issues, this one has a bit of a lighter tone. The main story takes place in Weirdworld while most of the team searches for a mutant on the run, while Magic explores Limbo with one of the new characters. There’s also some good character work. Although this issue doesn’t solve all of my complaints with the earlier issues, EXM is on the right track. It’s still too early for me to recommend this series as a whole, but if you’ve dropped EXM already, at least give this issue a look.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 54 is good. It focuses almost entirely on Michelangelo’s confrontation with Hob and Hun. There’s some great action and a surprisingly deep discussion afterward regarding Hob’s morals. The ending is kind of sad but at the same time, it’s nice. The new direction for this series is turning out very well so far, and fans of the Ninja Turtles should be reading this, whether you read comics or not.