Perhaps it is my complete lack of interest that beckoned my nonplussed attitude to Civil War #0, or that the trigger for this war is going to be Inhuman related. The court scenes with Shulkie were quite weak and poorly written, and the presidential scenes were equally unbelievable. The only aspects that were enjoyable were featuring Captain Marvel and Samson because they flushed out where Carol stands, which is quite important. Otherwise the book was fine. Old Man Logan maintained its artistic quality, especially the scenes where he runs against bullet fire. However the story is quite uninspired as it is simply Logan being pursued by evildoers whilst he tries to protect a young girl who reminds him of an alternate past. His thirst for vengeance is counterintuitive to the persona he adopted in OML, so essentially we have Wolverine back as he once was. Karnak is a book that emulates Moon Knight but really fails to capture the enigma of that title, and as good as Boschi is, he is not able to carry a weak premise. There was actually quite a lot of good work otherwise from another relatively quiet week.

Marvel Codes

Old Man Logan #6 – FCMVXXZ6VKB5

Karnak #4 – FCM3AW8LV5KE

Civil War #0 – FCMH3WDK9L9W

Marvel

358977._SX312_QL80_TTD_Spider-Woman #7 – FCM67P64ARQZ

Seeing Jess fight well…Jess was a fantastic confrontation and watching them take pause to look after a baby was hilarious. Not only in that Jess always has to consider her child, but that Jess has a family in another dimension that he separates work and life from. It is a sweet and honest fight and amazingly drawn by Joelle Jones.

358997._SX312_QL80_TTD_Astonishing Ant-Man #8 – THMCRFTECW8B

Nick Spencer is slowly becoming known for superb villain stories and this issue was solely focused upon the low level villains. So much so that a great deal of the narrative was how to be a bad guy, to great effect. Ant-Man is the most perfectly suited hero book for Nick and its always a fun read.

358917._SX312_QL80_TTD_All New Wolverine #8 – FCMG7MPYL1Z8

Taylor is writing a fantastic X-23 as Wolverine because not only does he grasp her fears as Wolverine but also manages the younger clone relationship well. The story is solid enough despite having yet another guest villain, but it handles the notion of an older Wolverine lurking around this current universe with common sense.

Power Man and Iron Fist 004-000Power Man & Iron Fist #4 – FCMTHP00QTEM

Peep my review!

https://houseofflyingscalpels.com/2016/05/22/power-man-iron-fist-4-the-buddiest-of-all-buddy-comics/

Independent

367954._SX312_QL80_TTD_Dept.H #2

I am quite enjoying this underwater whodunnit, Matt Kindt is at the helm once again and brings the love as he did with Mind MGMT. It doesn’t have the wonder of his previous work but the characterisation has only just begun and that will become key to the longevity of this book.

349130._SX312_QL80_TTD_Manifest Destiny #19

I am very glad to see this title return and it was interesting how Dingess handled this opener. It read like a diary and saw how the crew managed more monsters and them setting up residence. The nutrition issue is quite devastating and the solution is just harrowing. It moves the story forward and sets a new angle of survival as opposed to exploration.

358967._SX312_QL80_TTD_Scarlet #9

I was not overtly impressed by the previous issue but this one sped things forward somewhat. It showed Scarlet looking back over her injuries and incarceration and then brings a twist moving forward. Maleev is fantastic on this title and produces some incredibly gritty realism, a very well produced comic.

349135._SX360_QL80_TTD_Mirror #4

I promise I shall be reviewing this title this week!

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