After two weird weeks where I either barely had time to write comic reviews, or the comics didn’t arrive at my local store until the evening, hopefully things will be back to normal this week and I’ll be back to my 3 reviews or so. Also, the Paralympics are on, and it’s a shame they don’t get more attention. If anything, they’re more impressive than the normal Olympians because of everything the disabled athletes need to go through in order to compete. If you enjoy the normal Olympics, then you should at least watch some of the Paralympics if you can. That especially goes for Sledge Hockey in the winter though, because those guys are absolutely nuts.
The comics I picked up include A-Force 9, Old Man Logan 11, All-New X-Men 13, Wonder Woman 6 and Detective Comics 940. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
All-New X-Men 13 is good. This issue mostly focuses on Iceman as he’s hitting up a club, with Evan and Idie acting as wingmen. The comic is amusingly awkward, has some great art and some great character development for Iceman, with a touch for Evan as well. This is also the first All-New X-Men issue that touches on the whole X-Men vs. Inhumans conflict, but does so in a minor and subtle way to not interfere with the main story. If all that sounds interesting to you, this is worth checking out.
Wonder Woman 6 is great. Wonder Woman arrives on the mainland, and struggles to figure out what’s going on, largely because of a huge language barrier. It takes the military a while to find someone who can figure out her unique mix of languages. There’s a good mix of drama and fun in this issue, with an awesome even if not unexpected final page. Those interested in a faithful retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin stories should pick up the even numbered issues of this series (the odd-numbered issues tell a different story).
Yep, totally agree, Detective Comics #940 was the best book I read this week. A terrific conclusion to this epic storyline. Also enjoyed All Star Batman as well, amazing new Bat-Gadgets in that one. I’ve not have a chance to read All New X-Men #13, been looking forward to this one as the focus is on Iceman. Have a great new comic book day 🙂
A-Force is really fun, but with a lot of heart, and that always pleases me.
Old Man Logan is kind of weak writing but more gorgeous art.
ANXM was really good. Some fun stuff. Nice to see Bobby’s sexuality get explored a bit. We’ll see if Hopeless continues to explore it in a meaningful way – he never did with Cullen Bloodstone in Arena/Undercover. Bagley are makes me happy.
Art. Bagley art makes me happy.