Here we go. This week I picked up about 13 books, and in no way, shape or form am I going to review all of them. So fuck you. I’ll give you the list, but I’m only going to go over a few:
- Green Lantern #62
- Batman #707
- Hawkeye: Blindspot (1 of 4)
- Wolverine & Jubilee (2 of 4)
- Wolverine #6
- Uncanny X-Force # 5
- Daredevil: Reborn (2 of 4)
- Amazing Spider-Man #654.1
- Invaders: Now! ( 1-5 of 5)
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “That’s only nine titles!” Well, fuck you, it’s eight titles and then five issues of a mini-series. GO BACK TO THIRD GRADE DUMMY.
I don’t feel I need to review Green Lantern or Batman at all. They’re weel written books with pretty pictures. If you like the characters, chances are you’re already buying them, so, good for you. I’m also gonna skip Wolverine & Jubilee and Daredevil: Reborn until I’m finished with them. Finally, Wolverine and Uncanny X-Force are getting the snub. They’ve all got intriguing stories and good characters, so I’m not gonna add any buys by saying what I think so far. Anyway, let’s get to it:
1. Hawkeye: Blindspot (1 of 4):
Hawkeye is one of those characters that I love inexplicably. I just do, and I have before I even read anything about his character. Could be the purple outfit, could be the bow and arrow. Could be the fact that, despite having no super powers to speak of, he manages to secure himself a spot on the greatest team of heroes ever combined. Who knows? In any case, I’ll always pick up any Hawkeye title, whether it be a mini or an ongoing, and this one’s got my interest.
In this book, we discover that during a former adventure ( Hawkeye & Mockingbird / Widowmaker minis ) Hawkeye received head trauma that is now rendering him blind. Big trouble for Hawkeye. There are a lot of cameos by Avengers, as well as the Lethal Legion. The plot focuses on Clint Barton dealing with the continued loss of his sight, mixed with Tony Stark attempting to fix it, as well as a few flashbacks about Barton’s early life. All in all, a good read for Hawkeye fans.
2. Amazing Spider-Man #654.1:
I think I’m about halfway through these point one’s, and I’m still failing to see how they are supposed to help any new reader jump in and get it all without having to backtrack. The only one that pulled it off so far was Iron Man’s point one, and I’m giving all the credit to Matt Fraction for actually being able to accomplish what he was supposed to with the issue.
I say this because here’s a Spidey book that includes zero Spider-Man. Instead, we get to see Flash Thompson first adventure as the new G.I Venom. Um, shouldn’t that have been, y’know, IN THE VENOM BOOK? Anyway, if you take a sharpie and write Venom #0 over the title on the cover, what you get is a pretty good Venom adventure book. Flash is very much like James Bond with a symbiote suit. It’s interesting, and could’ve been way worse, and they’ve already set it up for things to go horribly wrong, so I’m sure down the road we’re going to get some good Venom related stories. In any case, pick it up if you wanted to see Flash’s beginnings as Venom, but not if you haven’t been following the story as of late. You’ll be lost.
3. Invaders: Now! (1-5 of 5)
Here’s a series I missed out on picking up while it was coming out, but figured what the hell and grabbed it all last week. Basically, during WW2, the Invaders (Captain America, Bucky, Namor, Toro, Union Jack, Spitfire, Golden Age Vision, and Jim Hammond the original Human Torch) attempted to stop Arnim Zola from spreading a super-virus with no antidote that turned humans into some mix between zombies and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Zola infects a small town in the Netherlands, forcing the Invaders to burn it and it’s inhabitants to the ground, seeing no other alternative. Fast forward to the present, where most of the former Invaders are once again alive, they are pulled into a recreation of the events of the day they murdered 100 innocent (yet mutated) civilians.
The mini has a lot of action, great interaction between the now, much different, characters of the Invaders, and really good artwork. I truly didn’t give much away at all, so if you are a fan of the characters, I highly suggest picking this up. Shouldn’t be too difficult getting all the issues in one shot and reading them straight through.
So that’s it for comics this week. I’ve got another huge load coming up on Wednesday and I will most likely do something similar to this and skip most of the title for review. I’LL DO WHAT I WANT. I DON’T GET PAID FOR THIS.
Anyway, like always, support your local comic shop, or support ours.
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