We Came, We Saw, We Conquered?

(Cover by Adi Granov, Marvel Comics)

Man, what a death last week, right? What a WEEK last week, right?! So much has changed for the mutants and what does it mean that Hope has done her…ya know, Hope-y thing? Well done Marvel for getting me to buy ALL your dang mutant books! X-Men: Second Coming #2 out this week puts an end to the mutant crisis. Just in time for vampires! (yay?)

(Cover by Marko Djurdjevic, Marvel Comics)

X-Men: Hellbound #3 helps to finish off the big X-over but this is one team I’m not feeling too hopeful for. With all those hopeless odds stacked against them and Pixie giving in juuuust a bit too easily to evil, I’m willing to bet Magik is put through some serious paces here. Who knows where the team will end up by the end of it all?

(Cover by Mike Mckone, Marvel Comics)

Avengers Academy #2 keeps my favorite, new Avengers title going! Such a straightforward recipe that almost can’t be screwed up! Messed up teens struggling to better their lives while doing some good in the world but finding out that the world isn’t always such an easy place to find a second chance in. Loving the characters and story, I only see this improving.

No matter what anyone says, Girls Comics (Girl Comics #3 this week is the final installment) was a success to me. Nothing that changed the universe or any characters in major ways but SO much talented art, writing and editing too all in one title. It’s a bit pricey but well worth the cost if you can spare it. These women made something special. I can’t comment on X-Women or the other Women of Marvel titles this year but this was the one for me that I connected with (even with the cheesy title).

Hey Marvel! I’m reading your other mutant titles now! WHOA BABES! New Mutants #15 sets the team out on their own again, on a little vacation of their own! But as anyone who has read about the mutants before knows, mutants can never stay happy for long! The New Mutants are under attack once more by a paramilitary organization that wants nothing but to ruin a perfectly wonderful vacation! RUDE.

(Cover by Mark Brooks, Marvel Comics)

I’m quite happy that Marvel is doing Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age. Often, from any publishing company, a humongous crossover event will leave so many characters and teams dangling in limbo right along with the fans who are trying to figure out where their favorite characters are supposed to be in continuity! I can’t be ashamed to admit that I love me some continuous plot. I want to know where my people are and what’s going on. Even if it takes another comic to do so! These three stories should do just that, placing the Uncanny team firmly into the Heroic Age!



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