Friday, May 8, 2009

May 2009 Reads Part I.

I haven't done this in awhile, so we'll see how long this lasts. On my heavy weeks, I probably won't get to every book, but I figure I can easily cover the lighter weeks. So, here we go.

Agents of Atlas #4 - I really love this series. It's been a very pleasant surprise and I think along with Secret Warriors, it's been one of the best titles to come out of the Secret Invasion crossover (yeah, Dark Avengers, not so much). A lot of people may say that the flashback plot device has been done before, but I like it and it makes sense; they never use it to the detriment of the story. I also like that it a robot and a talking Gorilla as part of the regular cast.

Cable #14 - Man, there has been a lot of filler in the last couple of issues, so I'm glad things are finally starting to pick up. I almost dropped it a couple of months ago, because it was booooooorrrrinnnnng, but then I found out that it was going to be one of the Messiah War books, so I decided to keep with it for a few more issues. I can't say that I'm glad I did, but this crossover has been interesting and, as I said before, now it's finally starting to get somewhere. I loved the Apocalypse sighting near the end, and I'm positive that he's going to be involved at some point, and that's the main reason why I'm going to keep buying.

Deadpool #10 - I know Deadpool is kind of a polarizing character, people either love him or hate him, but I just love reading this book, it's so much fun. I think people in the "hate" camp might like Deadpool a little better when they see what Danny Way has done with the character. I think this and the next couple of issues are going to be great because of Bullseye's involvement. I loved the set up and the start of the battle and the fact that they seem to be trying to one-up each other. It was just a really fun book with a nice balance and I highly suggest picking it up.

New Mutants #1 - Wow. This was pretty impressive. The Young X-Men make an appearance early on in the book and I'm hoping they integrate them a lot more, but I'm a little worried because Cannonball and the rest of the New Mutants kind of take an adversarial role in dealing with the younger group. I was kind of hoping that they'd be more like role models to the other kids as a way to integrate them into the story. Anyways, I like this one a lot, it flows very nicely, every panel seems to be there for a reason. One funny sidenote; I had read about the ending in one of those Marvel interviews with the writer, but then forgot about it, and when I read the ending, it still sort of shocked me. Then I went back and read a few pages and it made sense. So, it's really well written and it doesn't give away a whole lot until it needs to. I'm really looking forward to the next couple of issues.

War of Kings #3 - You know, I'm really digging this War of Kings crossover. It does help that one of my favorite books, Guardians of the Galaxy, is heavily involved in the plot line, but I do like "the cosmic stuff" even though I don't have a lot of background in it. As a kid, I loved any story with The Starjammers in it, and they are pretty much front and center in this story. I also always liked Havok, so it's cool to see him in a prominent, leadership role. This issue had a major, game-changing twist in it, and I like where it's going. I want to see how it concludes and how it effects the other titles I read that are involved in this thing. It's been pretty fun so far, so I'm expecting a good finish.


Chris said...

I always thought of New Mutants as the breeding ground for joining the X-Men. Did Cannonball get demoted? Wasn't he a full member of the X-Men for a while?

Tyler said...

Yeah, it's a little weird. He was a full member, then he got demoted, then he got brought back up, then they stopped using him, so I guess they decided to get the gang back together. Dani Moonstar is still depowered, yet is on the team and somehow holds her own. It's kind of interesting because they were supposed to eventually be the X-Men and now they're not, and there's another young group of kids that are supposed to become X-Men, so there are a lot of interesting dynamics going on. As I said, I liked what I read in the first issue, so I'm on board.