Thursday, August 16, 2012

Comics Roundup for 8/15/12

Avengers Versus X-Men #10 - While I like this series overall, I do think that they're stretching the story out a bit longer than is probably necessary.  With that said, this issue was pretty enjoyable, and it's getting clearer and clearer that this isn't even about what the title implies.  When Jean Grey came into contact with the Phoenix, that was bad news.  Seems like the Phoenix is a bad thing in general.

The Avengers #29 - This didn't do enough to fill in the gaps unlike some other issues.  I guess this is why I like Avengers Assemble so much right now, as it's not being forced into following along with a crossover just for the sake of it.

Wonder Woman #12 - Not a great issue, but it's another solid installment in one of my favorite series.  And the New Gods get mixed into things in the next story arc?  Holy crap, but that might make things pretty damned interesting.

Daredevil #17 - Mike Allred guest-pencils this issue, and I really wish that he'd stay on for the duration.  His style is pretty much a perfect fit for this series.  Anyway, this issue makes you realize just how important the friendship of Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson is to this series.  Good stuff, like usual.

Fantastic Four Annual #33 - I haven't read this one yet, as I'm going to wait for the Wolverine annual to come out, which finishes this three part story by Alan Davis, featuring his Clan Destine creations.  It's Alan Davis, so at worst I'll at least like the art.

The Amazing Spider-Man #691 - The Lizard is a pretty one-note villain - or is he?  We certainly get a side of him that we've never seen before with this story.  Maybe Doc Connors isn't completely blameless for the atrocities committed by his alter-ego - and perhaps he realizes it.  Oh, and as for the ending SPOILER ALERT - Holy crap!  Roderick Kingsley is alive!  Like some doofus, I actually thought that maybe it was possible that Dan Slott was going to have him so unceremoniously slain by a new Hobgoblin.  Well, turns out it was his twin brother, Daniel Kingsley, in that Hobgoblin outfit.  (And as longtime readers know, there is precedence for this.)  I was so thrown off by it, and Kingsley's beard, that I had a lapse in reading comprehension for a moment there and somehow thought that this was some third Kingsley brother who was actually the Hobgoblin all along.  A quick re-read fixed that though.  Good stuff - can't wait to see it all pan out.

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