This week I had 5 books from my pull list and all but one of them were really good or even great!
Welcome to 3baam’s this week in comics!
Secret Wars #1
It’s finally here! Hickman has been building up to this in both Avengers and New Avengers over the past couple years. This first issue is jam packed with grand action throughout as we see the 616 Earth defend itself against the Ultimate Universe! The Fantastic Four have built a life boat to save humanity’s best from the final incursion but will they make it?
This is my book of the week! As pumped as I was for #1 to the point of even going to a launch party the eve of its release, it still surpassed my expectations! Its story is dense but, it doesn’t get lost in itself as some Hickman story’s can get. I also loved the art! Marvel has had a recent history of great starts to events but a similar history of weak finishes. Hopefully this book stays on track because #1 was more than worth the wait!
5 out of 5
Inhumans Annual #1
I’ve been in on the Inhumans by Charles Soule since issue 1. A year later it is taking form and turning into a solid book from Marvel. Stegmans return on illustration is welcome even though the issues in between have still been good. This is a great conclusion to what became a solid first year for the Inhumans book dispite a couple rough paches along the way!
4 out of 5
If you listened to the Sidekicks episode posted this week you heard me discuss the first 2 issues of this book. Lemire continues his great story in this issue as we learn more about the soul of our main character Tim. The art by Dustin Nguyen is amazing to say the least. It has a watercolor style to it and feels like a perfect fit for the story being told. This book has gone from being just a random pick up out of curiosity to what I can honestly say will be at the top of my reading list as it continues to be released moving forward.
5 out of 5
King and Kubert continue Convergence as we start the second half of the 2 month event from DC comics. I will be honest right here and now… Secret Wars coming out this week didn’t do anything to help this event mainly due to their similar story ideas and the eay issue 1 was exicuted on the Marvel side. This event has become flat and I am one of the last ones to say so as the first 4 weeks have already been getting below average to negative reviews from other sites. We are still following the heroes from Earth 2 and there is some setup for what is to come after this event in at the very least their book moving forward. Unfortunately what I thought would help me expand my DC pull list has left me not knowing how to feel moving forward. With 3 issues left I hope they can redeem this event and get me closer to how I felt about Forever Evil.
2 out of 5
Amazing Spider-Man #18
This wraps up a short arc in the ASM run before Secret Wars. The art is consistent as always on this title but in my opinion, coming out of Spider-Verse, this has been a weak storyline. I know they are gearing up for the event to come so let’s hope this book can get back to its better than average consistency.
3 out of 5
That’s it for this week! If yall have any books yall enjoyed let me know and I will try to check them out! Also don’t forget that we are done a reading club on Daredevil: Man without Fear by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. Review on that to come next week!