Daily Archives: January 3, 2018

Catching Up With… 1.3.17

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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:

 

The Incredible Hulk – $3.99
W: Pak / A: Land
Current Issue – #712
Pak continues to write his Hulk legacy into the ground with this trivial return to Sakaar.  With no explanation why or any real interesting or unique surprises Amadeus Cho faux hawks his way through The Gauntlet.  His first real challenge comes now as he has to fight Odinson sporting an obedience disc.

So Far: C-

Venom – $3.99
W: Costa / A: Sandoval
Current Issue – #159
This series has been put into over drive with the Venom Inc. storyline.  Crossing over into Amazing Spider-Man it seems as though Lee Price is back and salivating Venom into other people.  Every person/villain he turns is now controlled by him as well – so there’s that.  With Price looking to control all of the criminal underworld how is Spidey, Black Cat, Venom (Brock), and Anti-Venom (Flash) going to stop them?

So far: A-

Weapon X – $3.99
W: Pak / A: Cinar
Current Issue – #12
I began reading with the Weapon H storyline but I was not only entertained but downright thrilled with the interactions between everyone on the group.  As infuriating as TIH is to read Pak makes up for it with this series that keeps this group of assassins, wanna be do-gooders and downright villains working together!

So far: A

Thanos – $3.99
W: Cates / A: Shaw
Current Issue – #14
This book continues to be one of the best reads on the rack.  Right now old Thanos is seeking the help from younger Thanos and younger Thanos is not happy to see old Thanos seeking help from anyone – even himself.  Got that?  Good – now go get this book and read the hell out of it!

So far: A+

Batman: White Knight – $3.99
W: Murphy / A: Murphy
Current Issue – #4
The Joker is no longer the biggest threat to Gotham – it’s Batman himself!  At least that’s what Napier has the citizens believing.  With the real Harley by his side – and a crazy use of Clayface – the Bat-family is in for the fight of their life!

So far: A+

She-Hulk – $3.99
W: Tamaki / A: Lindsay
Current Issue – #160
Even with the book reverting to original numbering and the inclusion of the Leader – while there is a certain improvement – the series is still underwhelming.  I am still reading it though – with the announcement of its cancellation – I will most likely ride it out to the end.

So far: Still a C-

Spider-Man 2099 – $4.99
W: David / A: Sliney
Current Issue – #25
The future of Miguel’s home time depended on the woman he loved, their son and his death.  This series was so good you should feel ashamed for missing out on it.  If you were one of the bright people who read it while it was being released then pat yourself on the back.  You deserve it.

Issue: B-  Final/Series: A

Spirits of Vengeance – $3.99
W:Gischler / A: Baldeon
Current Issue – #3
This time around Ghost Rider has added Blade, Hellstorm and Satana into his little club.  The adventures so far have been both exciting and fun – the demonic side of the Marvel U that doesn’t get explored quite often enough.  Pick it up!

So Far: B

Bane Conquest – $3.99
W:Dixon / A: Nolan, Wright
Current Issue – #8 (of 12)
Bane keeps his enemies close and his other enemies even closer as he abducts babies and upsets Kobra – and underworld society that wants to bring Bane down.  With only 4 issues left this series has been a thrill a minute. You don’t want Bane for an enemy, or a comrade, because you should always know – Bane is out to come out on top!

So Far: B

Papergirls – $2.99
W:Dixon / A: Nolan, Wright
Current Issue – #19
The only Image title I read is also one of the best!  At least in my opinion.  Four girls trying to avoid people from the future as they time travel and meet their future selves.  This series is so full of twists and gratifying, shock endings that reading this book is treat every month!

So Far: B

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

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