Welcome True Believers, to this week’s edition of The Comic Fanatic! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the article I wrote earlier this week on non-superhero comics. I think you’ll find something in there that you’ll like. I love superhero comics, but there’s so much more out there, I encourage you to check out the article and give some of the comics there a shot. And speaking of non-superhero comics, I think you’ll like this:
That is my copy of American Vampire Vol 1 signed by Mr. Scott Snyder himself. Thought you might like that. This week was the debut of Avengers VS X-Men VERSUS. A redundant title notwithstanding, the VERSUS run (6 issues) focuses on some of the fights not featured in the main run. This week is Magneto VS Iron Man, and Namor VS The Thing. Unfortunately, my copy was damaged in transit to my store, so I don’t physically have a copy until next week, but I was able to check out a friend’s, and it doesn’t look like a must read, but definitely interesting. If you’re a fan of any of these four characters, check this out.
Also out this week is Uncanny X-Men #11, which IS a must read. Taking place at the same time at Avengers VS X-Men #1, it provides a great deal of insight into the characters, especially Hope, Namor, and Colossus, who is as you’ve never seen him before in this issue. It’s rather awesome. Kieron Gillen is one of those writers who isn’t always on, but when he is, you better pay attention. If you have been following A VS X, you need to read this. It is great.
X-Men Legacy #265 is now available. Not gonna lie, I love this series. Even if the stories aren’t always top-notch, I love the roster. Rogue, Gambit and Rachel Grey are some of my favorite characters, and it’s fun to see them in action. Also, I like seeing the rest of the faculty at the Jean Grey School cameo in and out. This issue is a follow up to last month’s with Omega and Mimic (not to be confused with Mimic from the Exiles, which I did). There’s some real good character moments and the intensity is up there, as Rogue, Mimic and Omega are kinetic bombs and have an hour at the beginning of the issue before the explode and take most of the school with them. Fun times, neh?
That’s all for this week, friends! Until next time!