There won’t be a long intro this week because I’m feeling pretty tired. There’s not much to say anyway. The comics I picked up this week include Thor 1, Witchblade 6 and I Hate Fairyland 19. I also picked up The Man of Steel 3, but because I also just picked up the second issue, and found myself nodding off a bit while reading Witchblade 6, I’ll read them later. I didn’t pick up Detective Comics because I’ve decided to take a bit of a break from Batman, so I can re-read the comics I already have. Here are my first impressions.
Thor 1 is great. It re-introduces Odinson as Thor after Mjolnir was destroyed. It updates us on how the Asgardians are doing in the aftermath of Asgard’s destruction, while also hinting that the War of the Realms is really not going well. There are also some good action scenes. Even though it’s continuing a complex story that’s been building since 2012, this issue is fairly straight forward and acts as a good jumping on point. Those who have enjoyed Jason Aaron’s Thor run up to this point will likely enjoy this issue, and it’s also worth checking out for Thor fans who haven’t.
Witchblade 6 is good. It concludes the initial story with the demon running around New York, while also showing that Alex is starting to accept her role with the Witchblade artifact. The action feels like it’s largely skipped over and vaguely told through the art, and that’s a bit disappointing. That said, the character drama is very well handled. I’m still not completely sold on this iteration of the Witchblade series, but it’s growing on me.
I Hate Fairyland 19 is very entertaining as usual. What else is there to say about this series that hasn’t already been said? It’s a Scottie Young creator-owned series about a girl trapped in fairyland. She becomes a bit psychotic while desperately trying to escape. It’s endlessly creative, and the story got a little deep in this particular issue. That was a pleasant surprise. Do yourself a favour and check I Hate Fairyland out.
I must admit I was rather disappointed with Man of Steel #3, this storyline and direction just isn’t working for me, so I’ve dropped it from my pull list now. Doubt I’ll follow Bendis run on Superman or Action Comics now. I did get Detective Comics, I don’t know much about the new creative team. The story was ok, but I wasn’t that fond of the artwork. Will give it an issue or two and see how this one goes. I also picked up Hawlman #1, which I thought was really good, it was a bit like Indiana Jones, but with wings! Have a great new comic book day and enjoy your comics 🙂
Thor’s good. Mike Del Mundo’s art is always amazing.