Let’s play pretend for a minute. Imagine a world in which Squirrel Girl did not exist. Other than making for a much sadder living experience, this week would have been nearly impossible for me to choose my favorite issue. From a strong trio of Converge titles with Hawkman, Legion of Superheroes, and The Flash to the always brilliant Image books such as Invisible Republic and Kaptara to other Marvel favorites like Star Wars and Black Widow, this was a great week in comics. However, when choosing the finest book, a great week makes things all the more difficult. Thankfully, Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s Squirrel Girl came back with issue four, perfectly drawing to a close their first arc and providing with my unequivocal choice.
SOME BIG MOMENTS THIS WEEK. CHECK’EM OUT!
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AMAZING X-MEN #1: Battle of the Atom just about did me in on the X-Men. It took away all the charm for me and I had pretty much turned my back on the mutants and wished them well. But as you know im a sucker for first issues and really how could I not read a comic by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness? So with a certain amount of trepidation I read Amazing X-Men #1 and you know what? I’m back dudes! Back into the world of the the X-Men. This comic was great! No time traveling messes to try and figure out or any of that bullshit that Bendis has muddled things up with. Nothing but a solid story that singlehandly reinvigorates the X-Men universe after a mind numbing cross-over. Aaron seems like he is almost writing the very first X-Men story here – everything feels new and fresh and the characters are taken down to their core essence which at this moment in time is a stroke of brilliance. This allows new readers and old readers alike to enjoy this story as it should be. My Comic of the Week! WRITING: EXCELLENT / ART: EXCELLENT
BELIEVE IT OR NOT THERE WERE OTHER COMICS THAT CAME OUT THIS WEEK BESIDES SANDMAN. HERE ARE THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THOSE COMICS
(AND YEAH, WE THREW IN A COUPLE FROM SANDMAN TOO)
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