Apologies for the shortness (and lateness) of this round up, I have been noisily dying in the corner for the last 10 days and this has been my first opportunity to get anything done that required me to be either up right or vaguely conscious.
All New Doop #1
Written by Peter Milligan with Art By David Lafuente and Laura Allred
This feels like a Battle of the Atom ‘What if’ comic and it is neither funny nor entertaining. It moves far too fast and leaves you feeling like the real story was told in another book.
Iron Fist – The Living Weapon #1
Written and Drawn by Kaare Andrews
I think the art tries too hard to be clever, but the story is compelling and over all everything works together really well. Definitely worthy of reading a second issue to see if it ties everything together better.
Written by Chris Claremont and Art by Todd Nauck
For a character that I am decidedly uninterested in, this comic is one that has got my attention. I am however utterly unimpressed with Kirt’s girl friend who seemed to treat the fact that he had come back from the dead with the same surprise as if he had come back frm the toilet.
Avengers Undercover #2
Written by Dennis Hopeless with Art by Kev Walker and Jean-Francois Beaulieu
This is a comic with hilarious moments, interesting character developments and the best WTF ending since Xorn took of his mask and revealed that he was *SPOILER*. Definitely the best revived series currently in print.
All-New Ghost Rider #2
Written by Felipe Smith with Art by Tradd Moore and Val Staples
This does not answer any of the questions posed by the first issue, but proceeds to drag us deeper into the mystery. The art is still holding up against my expectations and I am fascinated to see where this is taking us.
Captain Marvel #2
Written by Kelly Sure DeConnick with Art by David Lopez and Lee Loughridge
I am completely confused as to how this fits with the previous issue, not to mention the fact that the Guardians appear to have lost a member since their last appearance. However this is so much better than the first issue and actually makes me want to read the series again.
Secret Avengers #2
Written by Ales Kot with Art by Michael Walsh and Matthew Wilson
This is so much better than the previous series of Secret Avengers, it much puncher, funnier and does not need to be complicated in order to be clever. Also it has MODOK which is hysterical.
All-New X-Factor #6
Written by Peter David with Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico and Lee Loughridge
Well at least by the end of the issue we know who all 6 team members are, but I am still a bit lost as to the long term aim of this comic. For a first 6 issue arc this is a decent ending, even if it does feel like a lot of build up with no big bang to end it.
Mighty Avengers #9
Written by Al Ewing with Art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Frank D’Armata and Edgar Delgado
Well that reveal was about as predictable as they come. It really was not worth waiting for 6 months to give us that. On that subject this entire comic seemed to simply be filler in order to drag out that reveal and I am not even remotely interested in the Blue Marvel’s life story.
Avengers A.I. #11
Written by Sam Humphries with Art by Andre Lima Araujo and Frank D’Armata
It is rather hard to care what happens 12,000 years into the future, but this comic gives it a darn good try. The end of the series is upon us, so we might as well destroy the entire universe in the process.
Written by Charles Soule with Art by Paco Diaz and Israel Silva
This comic gets better every month and this one is about as good as they come. Pulling us this way and that and making a comic entirely about exposition into one which is entertaining to read, but also a hell of a ride.
Iron Man #24
Written by Kieron Gillen with Art by Luke Ross and Guru e-FX
The Rings cut scenes make this feel like an extension of Avengers AI, but if you are reading Iron Man to see all the gadgets and new suits, well this one will definitely not leave you disappointed.
All-New X-Men #25
Written by Brian Michael Bendis with Art by David Marquez and 30+ other people
I want to hate this, this comic has no one from the team actually in the book and the art is literally all over the place. However this is done so well and some of that art is so fantastic, that I can forgive it just this once.