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.
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.
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.