Comics: Mini Rambles – January 22, 2014


All New Invaders #1

1) As someone who isn’t familiar with the Invaders, I appreciated that this was a first issue that didn’t require any previous knowledge of the team.
2) I had expected to see more of the other members of the team. Starting with Jim Hammond was a good idea, but having the more well known members might have helped.
3) Sometimes the faces looked a little… weird.

Liked. Enough to stay on for issue 2 at least.


Animal Man #27

1) The beginning of the build up to the end of this series.
2) Appreciate the acknowledgement that Maxine is still just a child.
3) The art is absolutely spectacular.

Liked a lot.


Avengers World #2

1) For a book that is meant to be about a large group of people dealing with global threats, this issue was very focused on one character.
2) AIM Island looks amazing.
3) Glad that AIM feels like it could be an actual threat.



Batman #27

1) A slower issue with less action, but with a lot of  interesting character development.
2) Love finding out more about Jim Gordon’s background.
3) The cover is insanely awesome.



Black Widow #2

1) Still love that we’re thrown right into the action.
2) Isaiah is a surprisingly interesting character. I look forward to finding out more about him.
3) Black Widow is still gorgeous in a non-sexualised way, and the whole story feels like it’s drawn as a dream.



Deadly Class #1

1) Back story, action, introduction to characters, and an intriguing set up for a story that I normally wouldn’t be interested in.
2) Love that it doesn’t back away from darker topics.
3) The art, and especially the colours, are stunning.



FF #16

1) Wasn’t 100% sold on the portrayal of Doom, but that’s only my opinion.
2) Loved the battle between Scott Lang and Doom.
3) The backup story was perfect.

LOVED. I am still so sad that this book is over; it was one of the best things I’ve ever read.


Hacktivist #1

1) The first page throws the reader right into the action with little explanation, and I kind of wish the setting had stayed there.
2) The story feels like it could be taking place today. It feels relevant.
3) For a story about computers, I kind of wish it had been more interesting visually. Nothing was bad, it just could have been so much more.

Liked a lot.


Hawkeye #16

1) Yes, issue 16 came out before issue 15. You’re not losing your mind.
2) I love Kate Bishop, but I love Clint Barton just a bit more. So having two Kate issues in a row, when the focus is supposed to alternate, threw me off a little.
3) Like that Kate feels like a person in a new city. She doesn’t immediately fit in.

Liked a lot.


Indestructible Hulk #18.INH

1) The fact that I was more interested in Hank Pym than Bruce Banner is probably not a good thing for a Hulk story.
2) Enjoyed the fact that not only did Bruce Banner have an interesting idea for dealing with the Terrigen Mist, the other scientists recognised its possibilities, even if it didn’t work out right.
3) Glad to see the supporting cast have a few moments of focus.



Iron Man #20.INH

1) I am so confused by the numbering of the Inhumanity tie-ins.
2) Parts of the story were decent, parts were just silly.
3) Introducing a new character as a potential host for the Mandarin’s rings as a result of Inhumanity could be interesting.



Justice League #27

1) Were the Doom Patrol characters introduced just to be killed off?
2) There was a distinct lack of Justice League in this Justice League book.
3) Enjoy seeing Cyborg have some development.



Pretty Deadly #4

1) The plot finally starts to come together and some of the confusion I’ve felt since the beginning is dissipating.
2) Love that we have no idea who is going to play what roll. Anyone can be anything, and that’s exciting.
3) Everything looks and feels beautifully delicate and strong at the same time.

Liked a lot.


Red Hood and the Outlaws #27

1) Glad to see the team back together as a team.
2) Inconsistent art with some really great moments and some really not good ones.
3) Looking forward to finally getting past this arc and moving on to new stories.

Liked. So glad I didn’t give up on this book.


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