Adventures of Superman, Animal Man, Avatar, Batman, Batman Incorporated, Bedlam, Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Wood, Caanan White, Chris Bachalo, Collider, Daredevil, David Aja, DC Comics, FF, Frazer Irving, Grant Morrison, Hawkeye, IDW, Image, Indestructible Hulk, Javier Rodriguez, Jeff Lemire, Kevin Eastman, Kieron Gillen, Laura Allred, Marguerite Bennet, Mark Waid, Marvel, Mateus Santoluoco, Matt Fraction, Matt Kindt, Matteo Scalera, Mike Allred, Nick Spencer, Olivier Coipel, Robbi Rodriguez, Ruan Browne, Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Simon Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Wake, Travel Foreman, Uber, Uncanny X-Men, Wes Craig, X-Men
Picked up most of my books at the heavenly Midtown Comics.
- Batman Incorporated #13 (Read it! And just like that, it’s over. Morrison, you quirky bastard, you will be missed.)
- Adventures of Superman #3 (Read it! Matt Kindt brings a little Mind MGMT to Metropolis: he crafts a complex narrative–in this case, plagued by some uneven writing–and rides it toward a recognizable Superman story.)
- Indestructible Hulk #11 (Read it! Hulk and robot Banner–yup, robot Banner–are unstuck in time. So it goes.)
- Uncanny X-Men #9 (Read it! Enjoyed the… I liked the, umm… Well, there was the time when… OK, I’m going to have to go with the hair-coloring kerfuffle. Cuckoo, indeed.)
- FF #10 (Read it! F—ing Fraction! No, really: you’ve got to read it to believe it.)
- X-Men #3 (Read it! Seemed to resolve itself far too easily. But, hey: they “pulled together,” so… A solid shrug.)
- Batman Annual #2 (Read it! Should’ve learned my lesson regarding these darned annuals a long time ago. But seeing as I bought it and read it: I guess I liked the premise that Batman “ruined” Arkham by filling it with villainous scum. What I didn’t care for was the stretching out of the story–which was unnecessary in the context of the story itself, clearly, but necessary in the context of filling all those extra pages. Darned annuals.)
- Uber #4 (Read it! Now that’s how it’s done! Kudos to Kieron Gillen and Caanan White for serving up a solid issue from front to back. And to think I almost abandoned the war effort after #2!)
- Bedlam #8 (Read it! Fully expected it to be a pull-list casualty at this point; but, darn it, throughout the series Spencer’s shown a knack for escalating the plot over the course of an issue, and this issue is a prime example of that knack and its power. And just like that, I’m down for more.)
- Daredevil #29 (Read it! On its own, a pretty good show. Unfortunately, it’s not on its own; it both follows and is a follow-up to the near flawless #28.)
- The Wake #3 (Read it! OK, now you’ve got my attention, Mr. Snyder! This is the issue I was waiting for-not just it terms of the series, but in terms of the series’ scribe, as well. What sucks about it: now I’ve got to wait some more–for #4.)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24 (Read it! That’s right: I’m three issue into the TMNT ongoing series. A more unlikely scenario I can’t imagine! Thing is, it’s really good. So, there: I have a good excuse.)
- Animal Man Annual #2 (Read it! Love the family stuff. The hero stuff is on the walking side of run-of-the-mill. That seems to be the flaw in Lemire’s game. Well, there’s always Trillium, which is due 8/7. Good to see travel Foreman, by the way.)
- Collider #1 (Gonna get right to it after I post this darn thing.)
I’m happy to report that I also picked up Hawkeye Vol. 2, so it won’t be long before I’m all caught up!
What did you get in your bag this week?