Comics Bundle: 01.02.09

I haven't picked up my comics for the last three weeks. Not that I didn't had the time. It's just that I was snowed in. But, man, this is the best bundle I've picked up so far since every comics I read was just good. I guess Secret Invasion is, indeed, over.

X-Men: Magneto Testament #4
10 of 10
Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Carmine Di Giandomenico, Matt Hollingsworth

Honestly, I can't review this book without repeating myself. But, seriously this is probably the best origins story that Marvel has put out since...ever. It's dramatic, it's not campy -there's no costumes and super powers in here- and it's historically accurate as well. If you haven't read this book, I urge you to pick up all four issues now.

Thor #12
10 of 10
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artists: Oliver Copiel, Mark Morales, Laura Martin

So far, Thor hasn't failed me. Each issue is just a joy to read. But this #12 went beyond my expectations with its art and writing. This is, perhaps, Straczynski's and Copiel's best issue. Thor isn't here, however, as the story focused on Loki and his origins, which shows how mentally damaged and emotionally scarred he is. Although the big hammer drop in this issue was the revelation as to why Loki's new appearance is a woman.

New Avengers #48
9.0 of 10
Writer: Michael Bendis
Artists: Billy Tan, Matt Banning, Justin Ponsor

This should be entitled Renewed Avengers. Seriously, though, this issue really feels fresh and renewed. Part because of the new team members (yup, thats Bucky on the cover), and part because the team are finally getting back together without fighting the shape-shifting green man. I can't wait for this issue to start rolling.

Wolverine #70
9.0 of 10
Writer: Mark Miller
Artists: Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, Morry Hollowell

I find the Old Man Logan arc to be very interesting. Wolverine becoming a pacifist farmer, and especially the post-apocalyptic setting where the Villains of the Marvel Universe rule. But for the last four issues the question "Why did Wolverine become a pacifist?" loomed over my head. This issue finally answers that, and it was awesome, but sad too. It's actually so sad it even made Wolverine cry.

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #3
8.5 of 10
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: Stephen Segovia, John Rauch

Out of all Manifest Destiny tie-ins this is the only book that I like. It's action-packed, which pays homage to old Kung Fu movies, and it's funny as well. Wolverine had a beat down with the Black Dragon Tong, a group of Chinatown bad-asses with a member that can damage your soul (no healing factor can heal this kind of attack). So he decides to take lessons from a master of 82 marital arts, an elderly person who is very Pai Mei. I actually liked the old guy, and the scene where he ridicules Wolverine, on how he relies on his healing factor instead of his skills, was fun.

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gillboard said...

you don't read captain america and daredevil?

Skron said...

Nah, I usually like it when they're teaming up. I wanted to read Cap though. But I'm capping my budget to $60/month of comics this year. Maybe when Final Crisis is over, or if I finally cancel Runaways. They suck now but I still love Nico

lucas said...

can't wait for that wolverine spin-off...sana lang maganda...hehe!