Lots of good stuff this week. Most I'll read eventually.
Thanos Rising #1 All-New X-Men #10 Superior Spider-Man #7 Action Comics #19 Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics #3 (free)
At the risk of sounding like Homer Simpson when he was a food critic, I give everything I read today nine thumbs up.
All-New X-Men, Thanos Rising, and Superior Spider-Man were all awesome in their own ways. Thanos was weirdly moving in depicting his birth and childhood, and the art was gorgeous. All-New X-Men had some amazing moments and some real comedy in the midst of Cyclops announcing his Xavier School and making his pitch to Jean Grey School students to change their place of mutant matriculation. Plus a neat cliffhanger - it can't be the person everyone's expecting switching schools (Jean). Superior keeps pushing the envelope. The Peter Parker commentary, especially with the visual on the last page of Superior was hilarious.
Speaking of hilarious, I've never cared for or read a Deadpool but I tried Deadpool #7 because Brian Posehn co-wrote it and it's set in the Marvel '80s with Tony Stark and "Demon in a Bottle". One of the funniest comics I've read in years.
Action Comics was the low end of the batch I read, and that only means it was merely quite good. Andy Diggle one and only issue had a very strong Lois and a compelling Lex Luthor with a nasty new super villain plot to destroy Superman. The WTF cover was a big dumb swerve however. So long, Diggle. Action gets my lowest rating this week: seven thumbs up.
(edited by John Orquiola on 3.4.13 1608) "Cody, I mustache you a question." - The Miz
Originally posted by John Orquiola Speaking of hilarious, I've never cared for or read a Deadpool but I tried Deadpool #7 because Brian Posehn co-wrote it and it's set in the Marvel '80s with Tony Stark and "Demon in a Bottle". One of the funniest comics I've read in years.
I actually gave up on Deadpool a couple issues ago. I have an almost complete run going back to the Joe Kelley series, but ever since Posehn and co. took over, it's been pretty dreadful. If you thought number 7 was good, though, maybe I'll give it another shot.
Definitely doesn't look good, and it's a shame because DC produces far better material, in my opinion. The only X-book worth reading is Astonishing, with the rest ranging from poor to absolutely dreadful.