Hi guys, I thought I would try something a little new today. As you probably don’t already know, I’m a huge fan of comic books; no matter which publisher they’re from. So I thought it might be quite nice to write down my opinion on this week’s comic book related news and the comic books themselves.
Without further ado, here is my weekly round-up!
Marvel released teasers for most of their post Secret Wars universe, which I would go into more detail on here but I just decided that I’ll do a separate post on my most anticipated titles from that list. Stay tuned.
I’ve just decided I’ll do the same thing for this week’s Image EXPO.
Now onto my thoughts on the comic books I read this week. This week I read 2 titles from Marvel and 2 from Image. My DC pull list is dwindling at an alarming rate. Basically all I get from them now is Justice League, Gotham Academy and Grayson.
Secret Wars #4:
This issue really stepped it up after a lacklustre third issue. Considering Doom is literally the God of this Battleworld he’s been surprisingly fair and relaxed so far, but that all changed this issue when Hickman finally delivered the dangerously evil Doom that we’ve been waiting for. He killed 2 very powerful characters with relative ease in what was a hugely surprising issue. I’d say this is the strongest issue of Secret Wars to date.
My Rating: 10/10
I’d say the best aspect of G. Willow Wilson’s work is her tremendous characterisation; which is especially evident in her brilliant invention, Ms Marvel. It remains her strongest aspect of her writing in this issue, as she gets the characterisation spot-on for all of the leading ladies.
However, this issue felt very much like it was done just to showcase another Wilson invention, the mysterious new character, Singularity. Yes, this is done very well and it clearly illustrates the extent of her powers, but no it doesn’t make for the most compelling issue.
Although, whilst on the topic of Singularity, you’ve got to give major props to artist Jorge Molina, who designed her perfectly. She truly looks like a one-of-a-kind hero.
My Rating: 7/10
The Wicked & The Divine #12:
Full disclosure: I totally adore everything about this series, so really there’s no point in me reviewing it because it’s going to be completely biased.
My only slight quabble with this issue was that I would’ve preferred original series artist Jamie McKelvie to have been on art duty for this instead of Kate Brown. She did a great job but I just prefer artistic continuity.
My Rating: 10/10- I told you I’m biased!
We Stand On Guard #1:
In my opinion, writer Brian K Vaughn has one of the most brilliant minds on the planet. He is constantly churning out incredible work, and this title appears to be no different.
We are introduced to Amber, the protagonist in the series through a flashback which shows her parents dying (but I’m not going to spoil how- aren’t I cheeky?) and just her and her brother survive.
We are then taken to present day Amber who is busy searching for her missing brother.
I won’t tell you anymore because this is the type of story everyone would benefit from reading, so go read it!
My Rating: 10/10
These rating make me look very kind, trust me I’m never normally this nice but it was just a very strong week for comics.
In non-comic book, but still related to comic book news was this: