Sorry for the delay, I’m a week behind on comics! Here’s my picks for August 29th, the last comics for the month. Action, Horror, Events, Fights, Gore, and Time Travel!
AvX Vs #5
Matt Fraction, Leinil Francis Yu
This is probably my favorite AvX fightbook yet. Possibly rivaling the Spider-Man and Hope conversation about responsibility and power for the best book of the entire AvX event. Storm and her husband, Black Panther, fight it out in this one, it’s action and melancholy. Fraction continues to write Hawkeye as the ex-villain hero he is, and it’s great. He takes on Angel and Psylocke in this one.
Captain Marvel #3
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dexter Soy, Ed McGuinness
Boy, I hope this picks up a bit. It’s really pretty, and the dialogue is good, but they jumped right into this time-travel plot, and I’m really not that hooked. I’ll keep reading, for now, if for no other reason than how much I loved the last Ms. Marvel series.
Crossed Badlands #12
David Lapham, Jacen Burrows
This is the first time any of the Crossed characters from different stories have, er, crossed over, I guess. I’m excited to see where this goes.
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Mike Choi
HEY GUISE HAVE SOME MORE INHUMANS AND KREE STORY THAT WILL NEVER END
Locke And Key Grindhouse (One Shot)
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
An excellent one-shot, should keep me from going into Locke & Key withdrawl until the final story starts up this fall. Also, there’s an ad on the back page for a replica set of the keys from the comic. Drool.
New Mutants #48
Dan Abnett, Felix Ruix, John Tyler Christopher
This is my favorite kind of New Mutants stories: Self-contained plots that don’t involve the rest of the Marvel world.
Jim Zub, Edwin Huang, Saejin Oh
So, if you’ve never read Skullkickers, here’s what you need to know: Someone took their very best D&D campaign and turned it into a comic about a dwarf and a bald guy with a magic gun, and their adventures. Excellent violence and comic mischief, hilarious onomonopia and background character dialogue.
Uncanny X-Force #30
Rick Remender, David Williams, Jerome Opena
Shit’s getting real. The punch was telegraphed, but still hit hard.
Wolverine And The X-Men #15
Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina
Best X-Book ongoing, currently. Great character exchanges in this book, my particular favorite was between Quintavius “Quentin” Quirinius Quire (AKA Kid Omega) and Charles “Professor X” Xavier. I think this issue was the calm before the storm, going into the AvX finale.