Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 2008 Reads Part III.

Yeah I know I'm behind, I'll try and do a best/worst post involving the previous two weeks if I can get to it. So, here's what I bought last week...

Guardians of the Galaxy #2: Sigh...this series is SO good. I wish everything that Marvel did was as great as this series. It's just smartly written and I love the dry wit/humor. I normally don't comment on the art, but I've actually stopped to look at some of the panels, especially the ones that involve Star-Lord, because I love the way his mask and uniform is designed. I read this book at least twice each month, I just really enjoy the way it's written and the storyline/character development that they've got going on really draws you in.

Anyways, this issue was excellent, I highly suggest picking it up, you won't be disappointed. My only problem is that Groot was said to be back in the preview for this issue and he's featured on the cover, but he really doesn't do too much in the issue. Hopefully something happens next month. I will definitely be picking this up, in fact, I had to go to my back-up store to get each of the first two issues. I love this series and it gets better every time I read it.

Incredible Hercules #118: So, my four favorite titles are; Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hercules, Thunderbolts and The Twelve. This issue featured "The God Squad". It was the normal awesomeness you'd expect if you've been reading this title for the last couple of months; some fighting, some subterfuge and some witty dialogue.

This was a Secret Invasion Tie-In, but they haven't reached wherever the Skull Gods are hanging out yet, so we're still waiting for that slobberknocker to happen. In the last panel, one of the major character was revealed to be a Skrull and their eyes will be green on next month's cover. Speaking of next month's issue, I wish it was next month already so I could read it. That's how much I look forward to reading this book. It's great. If you only pick up a couple of titles, definitely pick this one up.

Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #2: Yeah, not so impressed by this one. I've said this before but, why can't they just run this in the regular monthly Fantastic Four book? I gotta shell out another $2.99 for this thing? Thankfully, there's only one more issue left and I can cross it off of my buy list, which I really need to start paring down. It's pretty unwieldy at this point. Anyways, the story was pretty average, obviously Sharon was a Skrull, and it turns out that the Skrull impersonating Sharon was Lyja, Johnny's ex-wife. Um, yeah. Like I said this one was just so-so. Read at your own peril. And don't say I didn't warn you.

Wolverine #66: Finally, we're getting somewhere. I was mistaken with my review of the last issue, apparently the "Get Mystique" storyline is over with (thank God) and the "Old Man Logan" storyline starts with this issue. It was pretty entertaining, Logan is an old man (which is kind of obvious from the title) and pretty beat down by life. Bruce Banner's children are his landlords and he has to make the rent. Hawkeye shows up with the Spider-Mobile and gets him to come with him on a delivery run. They haven't really explained what happened to all of the other Super Heroes yet, but I'm sure that will be revealed. And I'm wondering if this is supposed to definitely be in the future, or if this is just a fun little story. Either way, it's pretty entertaining and a welcome change of pace from the last couple of story arcs.

X-Factor #32: To be honest, I really didn't remember what happened in this issue and had to go back and refresh my memory and all I can really say is that this story was pretty boring. Then there was a flash forward to about five months in the future (I don't know how they're going to work that into the rest of the X-Men continuity, unless they all flash-forward five months into the future)

Today I've got Fantastic Four #558, Hulk #4, Marvel 1985 #2 (I hope it's good this time), Mighty Avengers #15 (looks REAL good), Ms. Marvel #28, New Avengers #42 (I thought New Avengers and Mighty Avengers were supposed to be on different weeks?), Thunderbolts #121 (It's on!), Uncanny X-Men #499, Wolverine: First Class #4, Wolverine: Origins #26 (I can't believe I'm collecting three different Wolverine series), X-Men Legacy #213 (again, I thought Legacy and Uncanny were supposed to be on different weeks, you're killing me Marvel). That's a lot. I really need to start cutting back.

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