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Last Week’s Comics 4

Another good week.

















Astonishing X-Men 13

Marvel Comics: written by Matthew Rosenberg, pencils by Greg Land.

Disgraced Avenger and X-Man Havok tries to do good again, getting involved with Beast’s drama and the Reavers.

What I liked: I liked the team set out on the cover, am also a fan of Havok and it’s all questions at this point.

What I didn’t: Not a fan of Greg Land, none of his faces are consistent or particularly on model and the bashing of Havok is overdone here.

Overall: 3/5 a decent start if nothing else.

Avengers 4

Marvel Comics: written by Jason Aaron and art by Ed McGuiness

Thor and Hulk head to Asgard to find out what Odin knows and find a way to stop the Celestial.

What I liked: More pieces fall into place and story is starting to take shape.

What I didn’t: It still hasn’t had the moment that pulls me into it completely.

Overall: A bit greatest hits, but enjoying the Avengers again.

Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider 21

Marvel Comics: written by Peter David with Will Sliney on art.

One Scarlet Spider battles a Mindless One whilst the other takes on Sauron with a child’s life at stake in each battle.

Go Go Power Rangers 11

Boom studios: Written by Ryan Parrott, illustrated by Dan Mora.

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Future Kimberly battles the team and the threat of Darkkon grows ever greater.

What I liked: Familiar characters with better writing and a crossover in two different eras as tight as any the big two are doing.

What I didn’t: Still no end to Shattered Grid in sight, some part xx of xx would have been nice.

Overall: 3/5 Still better than a power rangers series has any business being.

Infinity Countdown Champions: 2

Marvel Comics: written by Jim Zub with art by Emilio Laiso

The Champions battle for the Chitauri against the Chitauri.

What I liked: High action and quippy writing.

What I didn’t: It feels a little soulless and unnecessary to the overall event.

Overall: 2 out of 5, still a little disappointing.

Justice League 3

DC Comics: Written by Scott Snyder with art by Jorge Jimenez

The Justice League faces the Ultraviolet Lantern as the scale of the problem increases dramatically.

What I liked: More background on Sinestro and some Source Wall shenanigans.

What I didn’t: It’s rising action, but after all the exposition I am still not feeling the tension.

Overall: I want to like this better than I do 2/5.

X-Men Gold 31

Marvel Comics: written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Pere Perez

In the aftermath of the wedding, Mesmero starts manipulating Rachel Summers.

What I liked: That we are not still doing the wedding story.

What I didn’t: Rachel has had too little characterisation for this to work so well.

Overall: 4/5 Optimistic start.

Comic of the Week: Man of Steel 6

DC Comics: written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Jason Fabok.

The climax to the battle with Rogon Zaar.

What I liked: Solid writing and clean and eye pleasing art by Fabok lead to a story that holds together and makes me eager to see what’s next.

What I didn’t: Nothing

Overall 5/5 Bendis proves some of the haters wrong, including me to be honest.



Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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