This month has been insane so far. I haven’t been able to see Captain America: Civil War yet, but I’m hoping to tonight. At least Deadpool released on Blu-ray yesterday, so that’s something. Also Uncharted 4 released today, but I probably won’t be able to play it until at least June, so I haven’t picked that up yet either. I’m also 4 episodes behind on Agents of Shield. Worse yet, a dialogue only edit of one of my books I was hoping would last 3 or so days took 9 days. It’s not like I’m incapable of editing dialogue that quick either – the one day I had off, I edited through more than 120 pages.
Anyway, some comics came out today, so it’s time to talk about them. The comics I picked up include Ultimates 7, Silk 8, All-New X-Men 9, All-New All Different Avengers 9, Darth Vader 20, Starfire 12, Batman 52 and Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles 58. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
All-New All Different Avengers 9 is fun. This issue introduces the All-New Wasp, and it both gives her a complete origin story and provides us with a fun little situation involving a malfunctioning Vision. There’s not much else to say about this issue. If you’ve enjoyed this series so far you’ll most likely enjoy this, and it’s at least worth a look if you’re curious about All-New Wasp.
Darth Vader 20 is great. The main story explains a lot about what’s been going on in this series and teases the next story arc, while also showing the famous Executor in its construction base. The backup story with Triple-zero is just awesome and I won’t spoil it, but it’s worth the price of admission on its own. Star Wars fans should be reading this series.
Starfire 12 is alright. Most of this issue is dramatic, but it’s a bit too cheerful for the drama to work as well as it should. It’s also odd that the last two issues in this series have virtually no action. The only action in this issue is Starfire and Atlee saving a pilot from a crashing plane and softening the landing. There are still some amusing moments and a cute moment involving dolphins, but that’s it. It’s a shame, because this series started off so great but kind of faded away toward the end. Still, if you’ve read the rest of this series, it’s worth picking this up too.
Batman 52 is good. It’s mostly Batman taking on a high tech criminal who’s stealing a safety deposit box from an average bank. The story ends up tying into Bruce Wayne emotionally healing from his parents’ deaths. I wouldn’t call this issue anything special, but there’s nothing in the writing that doesn’t work either. This is at least worth a look for Batman fans.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 58 is intense. Basically, the turtles take on Leatherhead, a very powerful mutant crocodile who’s on a quest for revenge. Behind that simple story is a decent thriller with some intriguing backstory. Ninja Turtles regulars should enjoy this, and if you’re a TMNT fan who isn’t reading this series, you should at least give it a chance.
Ultimates was great. Really good character stuff in this issue.
Silk was great. Poor Cindy.
ANXM was great. Fantastic work from Hopeless. And Bagley, as always.
ANADA is fun. Nadia seems like she could be interesting. We’ll see where Waid goes with her. Highlight was Jarvis mentioning his “Edwin Jarvis Subtle Nod of Approval,” which is the most Jarvis thing ever, I think.