So the schedule got messed up a little , and you ended up with a late post and then not one for last week. I think you’ll forgive me because we read comics and it’s not the first time a solicit didn’t come out, right ? Lets jump right in and see how much money we can spend.
Hawkeye #1 $2.99
An unusual pick for me it wasn’t on my radar at all just days ago. Then all of a sudden I am seeing friends have it on there pull list, and it’s a #1, and its not $4 and well I as you know I don’t stand a chance. Seriously how many and’s can I fit in one sentence. This is why I babble on about comics here and don’t get to hang with the big boys on the podcast. Ok sorry weird diversion , I was completely ready to preview Higher Earth #3 which I’ve really been enjoying so far.
Then all of a sudden I checked the preview 1) it’s Matt Fraction and that is always worth a look 2) the cover looks awesome simple yet eye catching 3) the preview pages look real cool , they have a real 90’s kind of look and I know that can make you cringe, but my love for comics was solidified in the early 90’s with books like Fantastic Four so I’m drawn in by the tractor beam, and now so are suckers. Other then rolling with Young Avenger Kate Bishop and that this book is coming because of the movie there isn’t a ton of details, and the movie thing does scare me. But low expectations breeds happy accidents so here I am the hero of low expectations.
Also look out for Higher Earth #3, He-Man Masters of the Universe #2 , Ultimate Comics #13 (part of divided we fall so I will be reading ) , and also back catalog addition Batman Cacophony 1-3 (yes I am a Kevin Smith whore, but I won this collected and will probably pick it up digitally anyways so take it for what it is)
Pick of the week 7/25
Wolverine and the X-Men #14 $3.99
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Jorge Molina (Pencils)
Ok , Ok I know I promised I wouldn’t do this , no more AvX books or tie-ins and I really thought I was done. Well I was wrong and I’m picking this more to prove a point instead of really pointing out a great book because this book is not great. I will start with the art is ok but like almost all of the AvX books and there tie-ins it looks rushed and rushed end up looking like crap digitally so be prepared for that and I know it’s a hard pill to swallow for a $4 book, but unfortunately quality doesn’t always reflect price.
There is good here the book is essentially Kitty Pryde is running the school while everyone else is getting there ass kicked. The school is falling apart and Kitty’s head is exploding so what will break this tension. If you guessed an almost whole issue long date with Phoenix Colossus which ends in tragedy and a little bit of a bright side for the Avengers. The date is awkward like a Criminal Minds episode where the cute girl is kidnapped (so 90% of them).
Also it is incredibly ludicrous but it doesn’t matter it just works in a comic book kind of way . It reads fast and you forget that other disappointment surrounds these books. Don’t get me wrong you should not be buying all of these books, but if you have a natural distaste of tie in events you are missing out on some good issues.
Give them a chance because I am reading in addition to main book this, Infinite, and also Uncanny . To be completely honest the other books all have flaws but the good has outweighed the bad so get off your elitist throne like I did and start slumming it.
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