Catching Up With… 5.2.17

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I am catching up with the titles on what I pick up off the new release rack. What am I reading? Below are the current titles I still purchase with a quick synopsis and rating:

Scarlet Spider-Man – $3.99
W: David / A: Bagley
Current Issue – #1
While I am dismayed that Spider-Man 2099 will be coming to abrupt end I was excited to hear that David will keep up his writing Spider duty with The Scarlet Spider!  The Scarlet Spider is the kind of hero who leaves a bad taste in your mouth as he bills you after saving your life.  Then threatens you if you don’t pay up.  Enjoyable premiere issue with a great set up for what’s to come.

So Far: B-

Venom – $3.99
W: Costa / A: Sandoval
Current Issue – #6
We all knew Brock would be up to no good.  We still didn’t really get to see the original villain take on Spidey – that will have to wait for the next issue – Venom #150 – but we see Brock still can’t be trusted when it comes to the symbiote.  This issue was chock full of great moments including the realization that Brock has broken the symbiote out of containment – I just sort of wish Lee was more of a factor.  He lost the symbiote and was then dropped from the story.  I’m pretty sure he will come back.  Overall, still a fun and entertaining read!

So far: B+

Infamous Iron Man – $3.99
W: Bendis  / A: Maleev
Current Issue – #7
Doom has taken it upon himself to take every supervillain down.  Everyone.  This title delivers month after month.  You want to believe that Doom is on a path to redemption – but this is freakin’ Doom, people!  Also, we get to see Reed back in action – with two out of four FF back hopefully the other two won’t be far behind.  A showdown of the century is in the works and I can’t wait!

So far: A

Thanos – $3.99
W: Lemire / A: Deodato Jr.
Current Issue – #6
Speaking of super villains, Thane finally came up with a weapon to take down Thanos – one of the most powerful weapons in the MU.  It works – so what now for everyone’s favorite Purple baddie?  This series has been so much fun and full of surprises I can’t wait to see where it goes from here!

So far: A

Old Man Logan – $3.99
W: Lemire / A: Nguyen
Current Issue – #22
Lemire is also bringing us a great storyline of Logan being thrust through all of his old battles and painful memories from his very violent past – including the original meeting with everyone’s favorite Jade Jaws – the old Greeenskin himself, the Hulk!  I admit, I only picked up this book due to the fact that the variant cover has the Hulk on it – and then looked inside and looked back to pick up issues #20 and #21.  It’s an interesting premise with a fantastic set up.  The realization of not being able to change history was particularly heart-wrenching.

So far: B+

Hulk – $3.99
W: Tamaki / A: Leon
Current Issue – #5
I didn’t think it was possible that this series was going to do another tease issue without a Hulk out but sure enough… here we are.  This is getting embarrassing at this point.  The story is somewhat interesting but we’ve been waiting for something real to happen for 5 entire issues so far!

So far: D

Spider-Man 2099 – $3.99
W: David / A: Sliney
Current Issue – #22
I was psyched for this issue where Miguel’s most trusted ally finally turned on him – something I thought would bring the future Spidey some real trouble – a foe that both knows who he is and how he thinks… but that turned out not to be the case.  It settled into familiar territory as the whole debacle was a ruse.  Too bad.  A rare misstep in this series.

So far: B+

Nova – $3.99
W:Loveness, Perez / A: Perez
Current Issue – #5
Rider’s secret is out and Sam has banished him back to whence he came… except that might not be a good thing!  What was waiting for Rider back in the Cancerverse might be more dangerous than what he was on Earth!

So far: B

It was so good to see the Hulk – the classic Hulk back in the comics!  So excited that it was more than just a panel or two!  Anyways, what are you guys reading? Are you reading any of the same titles? What do you think?

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