The Theatre List 11/5 – A veritable selection of the very best

I figured buying some more DC would bring some enjoyment before the reboot, it was not the case. I have never really enjoyed Tynion IV’s writing but it was great to see Rossmo on Batman, an artist I have always adored. The Superman titles have featured a crossover and though it began well, with the imminent death of Clark, it seems to have ventured into a regular multiple Supes tale. All New All Different Avengers has never really inspired since it began and this latest issue did very little for me. I enjoyed seeing the new Wasp but it all seemed a bit rushed and the central part of the story misplaced. It makes me wonder about Waid’s writing because he has been so great in the past, but also very average at times. Perhaps with Daredevil it was a case of Samnee telling the story with the artwork, which is also why Black Widow is so much stronger with a much more basic plot. Otherwise it was a rather slow week but there was a lot to enjoy still!

Marvel Codes

All New All Different Avengers #9 – FCME56G9W7NL


358822._SX312_QL80_TTD_All New X-Men #9 – FCM8RQ29Q4KH

Hopeless is making headway with his slow burn character drama intermingled with an Apocalypse storyline. I still maintain that these stories need to link as they are clearly forced for the movie. But this comic is one of the better ones and it is certainly worth reading.

358847._SX312_QL80_TTD_Deadpool #11 – FCMH7QZJWW6D

This is the best arc since the first year of Deadpool and not only does it make Wade see really strong and tough but mentally quite robust. But more importantly Sabretooth’s transition to being a hero is firmly rooted as we find out his role model is Logan. This was a wonderful character driven arc.

358907._SX312_QL80_TTD_Vision #7 – FCM9K2GM0GYW

Rarely is a book so regularly breathtaking. Walsh takes over artistic duties on this title and, Im not sure if it is because of Jordie, but it felt very much in the style of Walta. I thought this a stand alone issue of a Wanda backstory but King relates it so intimately to his current marriage in great style.

358702._SX312_QL80_TTD_Black Panther #2 – FCM0XCNSPVIJ

You can immediately tell that this comic is building a foundation for a long term plot that involves system change and looks at the community of Wakanda as a whole. It remains very enigmatic and slow but Stelfreeze draws glorious pages and the designs are just wonderful.

358892._SX312_QL80_TTD_The Ultimates #7 – FCMFSFDGRL25

Though this story involved multiverse omnipotent beings, it has grounded itself with a Carol Danvers angle. It certainly appears to be leading into a Civil War tale with her disagreements against authority, but Thanos is lurking and ready to make his move. Still looks glorious too!


349070._SX312_QL80_TTD_Shutter #21

It is impressive how the book has completely slowed down since the first volume ended. It is very much set up and character exposition and now we meet a former lover of Kris. Her role appears quite essential as they hatch a plan to save the world from Prospero! It is a lot of fun and Del Duca is beautiful as always.

House of Penance 002-001House of Penance #2

Check out my review!

349080._SX312_QL80_TTD_The Fix #2

Just wonderful storytelling from Spencer and Lieber. This is an example of a perfect combination because Spencer dances around the premise and brings it home at the end where Lieber brings the frivolity in the characters. It is a true joy to read.

358907._SX312_QL80_TTD_Southern Bastards #14

This is the issue we have all been waiting for since the death of ol’ Earl. His daughter comes home and decides to make a stand. Aaron and Latour have already proved they can build the dirty South, now it is time to break it. It does not disappoint.

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