Weekly Comics Discussion

This week, we get Astonishing X-Men #2, as
well as the September solicitations in Previews,
among other
. I placed my order last week from the
online catalogue, and will list my orders below for
anyone who is interested in which reviews are
(eventually) coming.

My order will include:

  • Astonishing X-Men #5 (September 22)
  • Avengers #502 (September 22)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Archives Vol. 1 ($20
    reprint, advance solicited for November 10)
  • Daredevil #64 (September 15)
  • Daredevil #65 Anniversary Edition (September
  • Doctor Spectrum #2 (September 15)
  • Essential Super-Villain Team Up (September 1)
  • Exiles #52 (September 1)
  • Fantastic Four #518 (September 15)
  • Marvel 65th Anniversary Edition (September 22)
  • Marvel Age Runaways: Volume 2 (September 15)
  • Pulse #5 (September 8)
  • Strange #1 (September 15; it’s an Origin-type
    story written by J. Michael Straczynski about Dr.
  • Superman: True Brit (October 13; story by John
    Cleese, script by his assisstant. It’s an Elseworlds
    story with Kal-El crash landing in England instead of
  • Ultimate Elektra #2 (September 22)
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #11 (September 22)
  • Ultimate Nightmare #2 (September 8)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man #65 (September 1)
  • Ultimate X-Men #51 (September 8)
  • X-Men: The End Book One #3 (September 8)

In addition to these comics, I’m picking up the full
line of Marvel Comics character Pez dispensers, and
the Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Hulk holiday

2 replies on “Weekly Comics Discussion”

  1. Astonishing X-Men #2

    Leave it to Whedon to come up with an ending like that
    one. Wow.

    • Re: Astonishing X-Men #2

      Leave it to Whedon to come up with an ending like that
      one. Wow.

      It’s about time. There was a point right after Hank’s transformation that he wasn’t at all happy with it. In X-Factor, when he got changed back to “normal,” the only reason he desired a change back to the blue was that he had lost his intellect. It’s easy to understand Nightcrawler getting comfortable with his skin because he was born that way – it’s who he has always been. Hank’s transformation was caused by his own mistake and one would think he would have worked at trying to fix himself over the intervening years…I wonder if ABC would have taken him for an Extreme Makeover?

      In two issues, I feel like Whedon is already taking this particular team in an interesting direction and I’m anxious for the next.

      I do wish, though, that they would pick a book to feature Wolverine and stick with it. As far as I can tell, he’s in three places at once and it’s a bit distracting. If we see him hanging out in Genosha I think I might start throwing things.

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