Friday, June 22, 2012

Comics Roundup for 6/20/12

Some good stuff this week, which means that I probably won't have too much to say about them.

Avenging Spider-Man #8 - I was actually thinking of dropping this title.  Not sure why, as it has been consistently entertaining, and this issue is no exception.  Actually, this one is a companion piece to what's been going on over in the main Spidey title, even though it's not required reading to understand this story.  It's a fun, done-in-one, issue involving Doctor Doom, Silver Sable, and Doctor Strange.

Avengers Versus X-Men #6 - While this issue wasn't anything too special, I do like the dilemma that it sets up.  Basically, the X-Men have gotten what they want, and they essentially rule the world.  The Avengers have decided that they need to stop them.  But should they?  The X-Men seem to be making it a better world; however, does anybody have the right to wield that much power?

Wonder Woman #10 - This really doesn't feel much like a superhero book, but at the same time, it rings very true to what I've always understood that Wonder Woman was all about.  It's a bit more Greek epic than anything else, but you've got a strong and compelling female lead instead of the usual male.

The New Avengers #27 - This issue was decent, as it's tying into the main AvX series.  It's nice to see Iron Fist's mythology playing a greater role in the Marvel Universe, and it's good to see that Spider-Man has something significant to do in this whole conflict.  Hopefully it will go beyond telling Hope that "with great power comes great responsibility" though.  That's a good start, but I'm going to want to see more.

Winter Soldier #7 - Nothing too special about this one storywise.  Still, it has one of the best executed action sequences that I've seen in a long time.  I credit Michael Lark's storytelling skills for that one even more than Ed Brubaker's writing.  The cliffhanger ending makes me look forward to the next issue as well.

Daredevil #14 - One thing you can say about Mark Waid's run on this character is that it certainly doesn't feel like I've read this stuff before.  DD in Latveria?  Cool.  Still, the way they're messing with him seems a tad bit arbitrary.  I hope that Doom himself shows up in the next issue.

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