It’s another Wednesday, with another batch of freshly released comics. Marvel’s release schedule continues to be all over the place, with both All-New All-Different Avengers 13 and its annual releasing on the same day. Still, there is a number of interesting releases today. Whether interesting in a good or bad way, well … let’s see.
The comics I picked up include the All-New All Different Avengers Annual, A-Force 8, Old Man Logan 10, All-New X-Men 12, All-New All Different Avengers 13, Darth Vader 24, Wonder Woman 4 and Detective Comics 938. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
The All-New All Different Avengers Annual is a lot of fun. The whole comic makes fun of bad fanfic while imagining how Ms. Marvel would react to the fanfics about herself. There’s a lot of great humour, fun art and a great twist at the end. Unfortunately we don’t see any of Ms. Marvel’s own fanfiction in this comic, but it’s more than fun enough to make up for that. This is worth the read if the idea of this comic sounds appealing.
A-Force 8 is great. This one really delves into the Civil War II conflict, while still telling its own story. Elsa Bloodstone’s appearance is very welcome as well. A-Force regulars should pick this up, and those reading Civil War II should at least read this for a lot of added depth.
Old Man Logan 10 is good. Most of this issue’s progress is about the time Old Man Logan travelled to Japan with Maureen after the villain uprising, highlighting Logan’s personal reasons for hating this particular group of ninjas. Meanwhile in the present, most of Logan’s struggle is climbing out of a well while an archer keeps shooting him. It’s actually quite effective, but it still feels kind of like a setup issue, which is why it’s good and not quite great. Logan fans should be reading this series.
All-New All Different Avengers 13 is great. Normally this series is just fun, but this issue gets fairly philosophical as Vision debates in his head whether he should find Kang the Conqueror as a child and … change things. The adventure side of this comic is also fun, with a trip both to Ancient Egypt and the far future. If that sounds interesting to you, be sure to pick this up.
Wonder Woman 4 is great. In a sense, this is the second issue exploring Wonder Woman’s origin story. I can only compare this to the animated movie from a few years back, but in some ways, this is a more emotional story. To leave and become the world’s ambassador, Wonder Woman can’t return, adding a lot more dramatic weight to her departure. There’s also a language barrier problem between Wonder Woman and the pilot. The writing is great, the art is good and the ending sets up Wonder Woman’s entry into the world of Humanity. Since I’m not ready to write full reviews on this series yet, that’s the closest thing to a full review you’ll get out of me. What I’ve read of Greg Rucka’s Wonder Woman run so far is great, although if you aren’t interested in re-reading WW’s origin story, you can skip the even numbered issues and just read the odd-numbered issues.