So I popped into Richmond Comix, who are excited for their 25th anniversary event this Saturday the 30th! They’ll have 25 Cent comics and 25% of just about everything in the store! Plus as a special bonus the guys from FreestyleRonin.com will be they’re doing some awesome sketches! Ok, now here’s what I picked up and what I thought:
1. All Star Western #10 3.5 out of 5 (Pretty Darn Good)
First off, this book is good bang for your buck. (Although it’d be better if they were still drawing the line at $2.99) You get 2 stories, the first of which centers around Gotham City in the wild west. The first page grabs your attention, and really gives you all the incentive you need to keep reading. I didn’t feel like I couldn’t follow the story because I hadn’t picked up previous issues, which is hard to do, and awesome when it’s pulled off! It had a lot of great things going on including; Bruce Wayne’s ancestor Alan Wayne, Jonah Hex, The Court of Owls, and even Dr. Amadeus Arkham!
2. Amazing Spider-Man #688 3 out of 5 (Nice and Enjoyable)
My Thoughts: I started reading this book and it jumped right into the action. Usually that’s awesome, but I felt like I had missed an issue at first. Then it jumped backwards to what had started off that action and explained it, which alleviated that feeling that I was an issue behind. In the middle of the book I got my bearings and in the end the reveal to what was going on was pretty cool. I definitely enjoyed it, but you have to keep in mind when you read Dan Slott’s Spider-Man, there’s going to be an arc more so than a single issue story. I like where this one is going, so you should jump in now!
3.Aquaman #10 3 out of 5 (Not too Shabby)
This book is what I like to think like a small cog in a clock. It’s necessary for the clock to work but not the most dynamic piece. It has incredible art by Ivan Reis that is hard to not just stare at in amazement! The story begins with some a really cool spy mission type action sequence and then short, but intense, battle between Aquaman and his archrival Black Manta. I’m interested in this story in the long run, but this single issue didn’t amaze me. I know something epic is coming though!
4.Flash #10 Sold out! Look for the review in part 2.
5. Hit-Girl #1 4 out of 5 (Socially Acceptable Ass Kicking)
This book picks up after Kick Ass and is the same team of Millar and Romita Jr. It focuses around Hit-Girl more (Obviously) as she tries to be a normal girl and all the social situations that come along with it. Same classic Kick Ass action, just looking at the story from a slightly different perspective.
6. Spider-Men #2 5 out of 5 (FREAKIN AWESOME)
This book is exactly what I wanted it to be! The art is amazing and spectacular (Yeah I said it!) and the way the Peter Parker and Miles Morales interact is priceless! Really great writing by Bendis both in dialogue and plot. The action is smart and really great. I literally flew through the pages to see what happened next, and then went back and just stared lovingly at the art. I cannot wait for the next issue! But I have to….
7.The Manhattan Projects #4 They had issue #4 but were sold out of issues #1-3. Look for the review in Part 2
8. The Ultimates #12 4.5 our of 5 (CRAZY!)
This whole series has been building to this issue so far, slowly gaining anticipation towards an ending. Keep in mind, this is the Ultimate Universe, ANYTHING can happen! The dynamics between characters we all know and love are turned inside out and distorted into an entirely new and unfamiliar, but extremely interesting! I don’t want to ruin this for anyone so you’ll have to trust me when I say there are several ‘Wow’ and ‘No Way’ moments in this book! Pick up the trades if you haven’t been following this one!
9. Wolverine and the X-Men #12 Sold out! Look for the review in part 2
Check back soon for part 2 and the rest of the reviews!