Posts tagged “Halcyon

Quick Blurb Reviews

Black Widow – This book has seriously gone down the sink hole with the new creative team.  It’s sad, too, because Marjorie Liu did an awesome job on her first arc, only to be replaced by unimaginative drivel.  I’m hoping the upcoming Widow Maker cross-over with Hawkeye & Mockingbird (another title biting the dust) writer Jim McCann will maybe breathe a bit of life into Black Widow, but I’m not optimistic.  This may be beyond saving, as Marvel had clearly already given up on it with the end of the first arc.  If the horrible front cover doesn’t give it away….

Halcyon – Huh?  What??  Reading this title’s first issue was upsetting; I’d heard so much hype and praise, and it most certainly let me down hard.  The thing is, it’s a great concept; I just find the execution sorely lacking.  Not a fan of the art, not a fan of some of the lamer scenes, and ultimately closed the first issue without any love or attachment to the characters at all.  I thought I might give this one another go next month, but honestly, I have better things to read.  Like Return of the Dapper Men.

Uncanny X-Force #2Uncanny X-Force – Now this is what I’m talking about!  Issue one got me so excited; issue two just pumped it up further.  This book is going to be a great ride, and I’m already waiting eagerly for #3.  Rick Remender is on his game—the character interaction is fantastic; the concept and execution are clever; the artwork is fitting.  Uncanny X-Force jumps to the top of my reading pile every time it comes out.
   

Other Recent Yeas:  X-Men Legacy, Amazing Spider-Man
Other Recent Nays:  Uncanny X-Men
 

X-posted at Nerd Caliber

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It’s New Comics Day! Yay!

Since I fear my constant bellowing over female-driven titles is giving you guys a skewed perspective as far as what is actually in my reading pile, I thought I’d do a quick “What I’m Reading” rundown post.  I am a couple of weeks behind on my comics, what with the holiday rush coming up and the exhaustion of 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. work days, but I’ve been trying to keep up during my commutes.  Please feel free to chime in with your own reading lists!

Batman, Inc. – Post on this coming soon!

Batman: The Return – Loved this one-shot.  Very intrigued.  Lots of questions.  Want more.

Avengers: Children’s Crusade – So torn!  Every issue of this mini has been spectacular so far, but its chronic lateness is killing me and kind of makes me not want to support it.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents – Enjoyed the first issue a lot, having never read the original book.  Very much on board for now.  That Frank Quitely cover is lovely and a great homage.

Halcyon – Haven’t actually read it yet … hoping to make it to this one on the train ride home later.

Amazing Spider-Man – I gotta be honest, I rarely read this book.  But I hear Dan Slott’s got a ton of awesome stuff lined up for his run that kicked off with the last issue, so it kind of piqued my interest.  Also, the Black Cat cameo made me happy—I want to see Black Cat on the Avengers alongside Cap and Spidey, I would geek out pretty hardcore for that.

She-Hulks – No idea what’s going on here.  Thought this was the launch of a new ongoing, but apparently it got busted back down to a four-issue mini-series.  No idea who Lyra is or anything—haven’t read any Shulkie since her last Dan Slott/Peter David series got canned (which made me sad).

Scarlet – Ehhh … kind of like it, kind of don’t … still reading.

Daken: Dark Wolverine – Marjorie Liu and Daniel Way = Win.  Also really liking the art on this book.  Haven’t gotten to the latest issue yet.

X-23 – An issue behind.  Enjoying it so far.

Uncanny X-Force – Second issue comes out today and I can’t wait to pick it up!

So, there’s my short list of just a few things from recent weeks.  Any suggestions?  What recent releases SHOULD I be reading that I’m not?  Opinions, comments, questions welcome.