Monday, April 15, 2013

This Week in Comics - Week 6

Oops! I'm a day late posting this week.

I'm sad to say that I didn't read too much this week. As I've said before, most of my reading occurs at work on my lunch break. Last Monday and Friday were both half days for me, and Thursday I went to my daughter's school during lunch to pick up her spring pictures. That left just Tuesday and Wednesday to enjoy some lunchtime comics.

Here's what I managed to read this week

Have you ever watched one word or less comic reviews on YouTube? Well that's basically what I'm going to do today because I'm lazy. The first four books up there are individual books, while the fifth is a trade. I'll talk about the trade a little more.

Batman The Dark Knight #16 - overrated

Uncanny X-Force #2 - forgettable

A + X #5 - light

Age of Apocalypse #13 - intriguing

Whew! That's a bit more difficult than I expected!
Now for the trade, which is Jericho Season 3 Civil War.

If you watched and enjoyed seasons 1 and 2 of the Jericho TV show, this is a must read! That being said, I don't think you could just into this trade without watching the show first. Honestly, I don't know why you would even want to. The TV show was one of the best I've ever seen. Yeah, I love my LOST and BSG, but Jericho was incredible. I would have to say that, in my opinion, it was better than the two shows I just mentioned. NOT better than Firefly, but better than LOST and BSG. That's saying a lot, because I love my LOST.
This trade picked up right where season 2 ended, and revealed so much about the plot and characters. I LOVED it and I cannot wait to read more!Season 4 is currently being published in singles, but I'm waiting (not so) patiently for the trade.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

This Week in Comics - Week 5

There's nothing too interesting to report for this week. It was back to work and back to school for us.
While I enjoyed being home for spring break, it was nice to get back into our usual routine and definitely nice to be making money again. My paycheck took a big hit with spring break. That's the big downside to working in the school system.

On to this week's comics! They're in no particular order this time.

Clearly, a very good reading week!

First up we have Detective Comics #17. Awesome story! I was surprised, because I've been unimpressed by most of the bat family titles lately. I really liked reading about the Merrymaker and hope to see him pop up again.

Next is Deathstroke #17 and #18. Why did they cancel this series?! It's so good! I love Deathstroke and I don't think any issue of his has been bad. I haven't read them all, but I plan on collecting single issues of the New 52 run. These issues were just as great as all the others have been. If you aren't reading Deathstroke, DO IT!

As you can see, I finally got around to reading Uncanny Avengers issues #1-#4. I loved each and every issue! It's too bad I've cancelled the majority of my subs, because I would really like to keep reading this monthly. The story arc was very interesting and original. I love the concept of what someone else would do with Charles Xavier's powers.

The biggest reading event this week was Punisher Nightmare #1-#5. I read two issues on Tuesday, then one each day until Friday. It was a great and very thought-provoking read. I'm glad I didn't read these as they came out, but rather kept them to read all at once. I may have been lost otherwise. The first issue started off somewhat slowly, and the second issue was incredible, but confusing. Things were more clear in the last three issues, though. I think this is something I'll buy in trade, despite having the single issues. It will be nice to read this story again and again.

Finally, the star of the week was Colder #5. This has been an amazing story! I've loved every single second of it! Just like Punisher Nightmare, I'll definitely be buying this in trade. It's SUCH a good story with incredible art. I can't communicate how much I enjoyed this series.

I also got a small shipment of new comics in the mail this week. It's weird to get such a small box after months of getting boxes with over $200 worth of comics. I know it makes more sense financially to buy trades, but I'm still sad that I'll be missing out on that experience of reading the monthly issues.