Pretty big day today for comics. Lots of new #1's from Marvel. I don't have time today to do an extensive review of any of my purchases, but I'm happy to list them and talk briefly about my thoughts. Today I bought: AVENGERS #27, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #25, DEADPOOL #26, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13, HAWKEYE #18, INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #20, NEW AVENGERS #16.Now, SATELLITE SAM #7, SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #3, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11, IRON PATRIOT #1, and SILVER SURFER #1.
Today saw the end of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE. I was late to the game on this title, but I'm very sad to see it go. Kelly Sue DeConnick sent it off spectacularly, and the last page left tears in my eyes. The Trial of Jean Grey concludes today in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. I thought it was an adventurous arc. Also, a great jumping off point for both series if you had previously only been reading one of the two books (as I had been). My one complaint is that Brian Michael Bendis uses two-page spreads too frequently and sometimes I get lost on the page. INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK also concluded an arc today, leaving us with the promise of a new book, HULK #1. I've been shaky on INDESTRUCTIBLE for awhile, so I think I'll hop off the train here. I am happy with how the current arc wraps up though. IRON PATRIOT has definitely caught my attention. I believe I'll start picking it up. SILVER SURFER also seemed promising, but I have little attachment to the character and a need to slim my pulls so I'm going to pass on it for now.
SATELLITE SAM has been a confusing ride for me. I think I need to reread the whole first arc to really get it, but these last two issues have been much clearer for me. SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND I continue to be excited about as a series, but this issue left me a little confused. The last two pages had me wondering if I had missed something or if I had forgotten some part of the show. I'll have to confer with my fellow readers.
That's all for this week!
E. Ross Ura is a writer, letterer, artist, composer, and blogger active in the Metro Detroit Area.