Happy New Comics Wednesday! Here are the comics that I’ll be getting from this week, a couple recommendations, and some quick thoughts about X-Men: Days of Future Past!
New Comics this week (covers here)
- ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #13
- ALL-NEW INVADERS #5: My last issue.
- AQUAMAN #31
- AVENGERS #30
- BATMAN #31
- BATMAN ETERNAL #8
- CHEW / REVIVAL #1: The solicitation copy reads “TWO GREAT TASTES THAT TASTE REALLY WEIRD TOGETHER!”. Umm, yeah. I read the first two Chew trades and didn’t care enough to continue, but Revival is one of my favorite titles, so I must get this just to see the weirdness.
- FANTASTIC FOUR #5: My last issue. I’m starting to wonder about the writer, or more precisely, my interest in the writer’s works.
- MARVEL BOY TP: Another entry in the Grant Morrison LBR library.
- MIGHTY AVENGERS #10
- MIRACLEMAN PREM HC BOOK 01: DREAM OF FLYING: I’ve always wanted the Miracleman series in trade, and now I can start getting them.
- NEW 52 FUTURES END #4
- NIGHTWING #30: The final issue, but Dick will be back in Grayson. Go listen to Comic Geek Speak episode 1812 for a talk with Grayson co-writer Tom King.
- SECRET ORIGINS #2
- SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #5
- STAR TREK #33
- THANOS ANNUAL #1
Go here for a complete list of comics releasing this week.
Also Released This Week
- C.O.W.L. #1: I really wanted to get this, but decided to wait for the trade. The premise of a superhero union intrigues me.
- TREES #1: A new Warren Ellis (art by Jason Howard) sci-fi series that I expect will read better in trade (and save me a few bucks in the short term).
X-Men: Days of Future Past
How refreshing to be able to enjoy a superhero movie after the distaste that was Amazing Spider-Man 2. Add to that the fact that DoFP tied together all of the previous X-Men movies and it made sense! I loved the time travel aspect of the movie (except for the scenes jumping back to the future every so often just to show the Sentinals killing off the remaining X-Men (poor Colossus)–it got a bit tedious. I loved how a bunch of the actors from the previous movies had appearances (however brief). I loved 70s Logan. I really liked Blink’s (I think that was her name) mutant ability. However, Quicksilver stole the show, especially in the kitchen scene.
All in all, this is the best superhero film of the year, so far. Remember to stay for the post-credit scene to get superexcited about what seems to be coming next!