Catching Up With… 6.14.17

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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, Dell, Keith
Current Issue – #3
I am still bummed about Spider-Man 2099 ending and this title being the sort of replacement.  Scarlet Spider definitely toes the line about being a hero and isn’t the most likeable.  I certainly love PD’s work but I am not too optimistic about keeping this title in the pull list.

So Far: C

Venom – $3.99
W: Costa / A: Sandoval, Almara
Current Issue – #151
I was super disappointed in Venom #150 – it was such a build up for this “event” type comic and we were given sort of a forgettable story where Brock now questions if bonding with the symbiote was really a smart move.  #151 picks up again with a fun new beginning but the numbering continues from #150 instead of #8 we get #151.  I wish Marvel would treat their customers with more respect.  The superfluous numbering is very aggravating.

So far: B-

Infamous Iron Man – $3.99
W: Bendis / A: Maleev
Current Issue – #8
The one thing I hate the most is when a cover promises an event that does not actually take place in the comic.  Like the latest issue that shows Reed and Doom in a battle – where in the issue thw two still don’t meet.  Still really good and worth picking up.

So far: B+

Thanos – $3.99
W: Lemire / A: Deodato Jr.
Current Issue – #8
Wow, this book is good.  Thanos is now mortal but still a threat.  While the old crew to take down Thanos has switched targets to Thane, Thane is killing… well, everyone.  Thanos needs his powers back and seeks a trio who can do just that.

So far: A+

Old Man Logan – $3.99
W: Lemire / A: Deodato, Martin
Current Issue – #25
The Maestro is back and Logan is out to kill the rest of the Banner clan.  A group of the incestuous crew try to take him down but… well, fail.  Maestro is looking to move his family to a safer space while planning something catastrophic.  The only issue I had was watching a full head of hair on the old Banner turn into the balding Maestro.  Comeon!  Get with it Deodato!

So far: B+

Hulk – $3.99
W: Tamaki / A: Durate, Milla
Current Issue – #7
We finally see a grey She Hulk in issue 6 – and we get a very subdued reaction from her in issue 7.  A quick back and forth with Hellcat and even a mention of Banner being the Grey Hulk.  Hellcat tries to call her She Hulk and Walters corrects her with “Hulk”.  It’s so slow moving with very little happening – it may be time to dump this book.

So far: Still a D

Spider-Man 2099 – $3.99
W: David / A: Sliney
Current Issue – #23
Miguel is hot on the trail of who destroyed his home in 2099 and the he needs to keep his girl from getting hurt.  This series is looking to end on a huge high note!  Pick this book up and read the heck out of it!

So far: A

Nova – $3.99
W:Loveness, Perez / A: Perez, Hepburn
Last Issue – #7
Sam went after Rider into the Cancerverse but it’s not as easy to save a teammate when he’s been infected.  This was the final issue of this series and that’s just too bad because it was an enjoyable ride and worth the price month after month.

Final: B+

Bane Conquest – $3.99
W:Dixon / A: Nolan, Wright
Current Issue – #2 (of 12)
Woah – what is this?  A DC book in my pull list?  That’s right – I have decided to pick up this mini series too get my Batman fix.  It’s fantastic to see the supervillain facing a foe maybe more dangerous than him!  And having to work with Batman?  Priceless!

So Far: A-

Anyways, what are you guys reading? Are you reading any of the same titles? What do you think?

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One response to “Catching Up With… 6.14.17

  1. I’m starting to get confused with all these Maestros running around. There should be 4, right? 1st one was buried in a rockslide after the Destroyer battle. 2nd one was from the Contest of Champions (formerly in the Secret Wars). 3rd one is from the 2099 universe that tricked Miguel to fix a time machine. And this one in Old Man Logan is #4. Are any of the above the same? I’m confused.

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