Weekly Purchases

A heavy week of books but that didn’t stop me from picking a few graphic novels as well.

Monthly Comics

Avengers: The Initiative – Reptil – Unless they plan on doing something with Reptil, don’t really see much point to this one-shot, other than milking $4 out of me.  The story was ok, art was decent too, but, just didn’t seem to be a point to it.

Captain America #48 – The Winter Soldier faces his past so he can go forward with his future as Captain America.

Dark Reign: Elektra #1 – What happened to Elektra when she was abducted by Skrulls.  Pretty decent start.

Guardians of the Galaxy #12 – Our heroes fight their way out of limbo as some old faces come back from the dead.

The Immortal Iron Fist #24 – Still slacking and need to read the back issues, I know I suck.

Messiah War – The first chapter of the Messiah War.  So far so good, a great catch up as to what’s happened, looking forward to the next chapter.

The Mighty Avengers #23 – The first arc is done and really all it did was set up the series.  There was a nice reveal at the end.  This team definitely has potential.

The New Avengers #51 – This is “the” Avengers book in my opinion.  Mighty has a nice old school feel to it, and Dark just isn’t dark and dysfunctional enough.  But the latest arc as to who the next Sorcerer Supreme will be is very cool and I’ve definitely bought in on just this first part.

Nova #23 – Thought I should get this for the War of Kings tie in, guess I didn’t really need to.  I enjoyed Nova in the previous space operas and looking forward to this arc too.  Abbnett rocks writing Marvel’s space epics.

Thunderbolts #130 – I was looking forward to the Deadpool/Thunderbolts crossover but this issue just doesn’t cut it.  The last few issues of the new Thunderbolt team has been fantastic with great interaction and tone.  This issue swerves into the tone found in the Deadpool series and doesn’t quite reach that level.  It’s ok, not as good as it could have been.

Umbrella Academy #5 – I’ve always thought every so often the series gets a little disjointed, this issue is a good example.  As a whole, still an entertaining and fun series.

Unknown Soldier #6 – Moses protects the camp as his old life comes to a close.

War of Kings: Darkhawk #2 – The mystery of Darkhawk deepens as Marvel gives a makeover to an old character.

War Machine #4 – The Ultimo virus spreads, War Machine and Ares talk about how “war defines who they are”, and I come close to dropping this series.

Watchmensch – An attempt to spoof Watchmen and bring to light the issues numerous comic book creators have as far as rights to their creations comes off confusing and not really funny.  You have to be really in the know to figure out anything more than “creators have been screwed by the industry”.

X-Infernus #4 – Really a lead up to the new New Mutants series debuting in May.  It’s pretty decent, a nice old school feel to it.

X-Men: Kingbreaker #4 – I dug this mini-series.  I wish this issue had come out before the first issue of War of Kings though.  Oh well, still good.

X-Men: The Life and Times of Lucas Bishop #2 – The second installment of the mini series.  We see how Bishop became a member of the X.S.E. and his relationship with Lebeau.

X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks – No idea why I picked up this issue.  It was one drawn out fight scene and there wasn’t fighting there was discussion on how a fight needed to happen.  Just bring Psylocke back to the 616 universe.  Please?

Young X-Men #12 – I guess that’s the end of the series, a shame cause it did hit a good stride.  I’m hoping the future it depicts will be revisited some time again, of course this is one of about a billion alternate futures.  We’ll see if New Mutants fairs any better.

Graphic Novels

In anticipation of the Blackest Night I’m catching up on all of the back Green Lantern Corps issues.

Green Lantern Corps: Recharge

Green Lantern Corps: To Be a Lantern

Green Lantern Corps: The Dark Side of Green