Book reviews! I got ’em. I doubt anyone reads this, so, whatever.
Original Sin #4:
A mixed bag this issue. If one more person said how they never liked Bucky anyways I would have torn the book in half. Seemed like a halfhearted attempt to retcon the character. Still, writer Jason Aaron is having a lot of fun playing with his toys, mixing together characters I’m sure have never met before. Seeing the Punisher and Rocket Raccoon nearly made up for the negatives. Nearly. At least it was somewhat remedied by the end.
Private Eye #7:
It’s been over a year since Private Eye started, and I’m still enjoying yet. Yes, the 2-3 months between releases is a downer, but when the quality’s this good, there’s not much to complain about. This continues to be a stereotypical private eye story, but with an completely new window dressing. Though there’s a familiarity to it, I still can’t wait to see how it ends. Loved the cliffhanger!
Sex Criminal #6:
The first issued released with a bang, going into somewhere around a 5th or 6th print. I jumped on. The series was good but started to spiral down around issue 4. With 6, the spiral continues. I found it difficult to read, pushing myself through the boredom to finish. Too much talking, with John, whose quickly become an unlikable character, taking the lead. His combination of no confidence and mental disorders is beyond overdone. I’m out.
The New 52 Futures End #7:
This series is still a mixed bag. Frankenstein is awesome, especially with the addition of Amethyst. Firestorm is boring, while the other stories are middling. Something needs to happen to light a fire with the other characters. And Batman Beyond is completely underutilized.
Uncanny X-Men #22:
A fine end to the S.H.I.E.L.D. vs X-Men story that’s been building since issue 1. Sadly, this isn’t as strong as Bendis’ other title, All-New X-Men. Speaking of which, where were they? I would be enjoying this more if the new characters were given more chances to shine. This issue somewhat remedied that. And the big reveal, where did he come from? After the Original Sin tie-in (sigh), I wonder where this will go.
What did you read this week? Comment below!
Just got my Stray Bullets omnibus, very excite.