I just spent quite a bit of time reading some new comics and I’m not sure I’ve mentioned all of them on this site, so here we go with the latest and some thoughts.
I’m continuing my foray into superhero comics with She-Hulk, which I will openly admit, after reading the first volume, I’m not quite sure what I think of it. I like her, I like the surrounding characters, but the story arc didn’t grab me much. I can’t decide if I’m going to read the next volume or not.
I’ve read the first two volumes of Avengers, the 2012-2015 series and I like it. I like superheroes with humor and with a mission (see Ms. Marvel or Captain Marvel) and the entire Avengers crew fits in with that ethos. I like the writing and the art work, so I’ll probably keep going here, especially since there are only 6 volumes total. Related: I’m turning to comics for my entertainment now, much more so than TV or movies and this comic fits into that space really nicely for me.
I’ve made it known that I’m a huge Warren Ellis fan, so I’ve been going back and reading a lot of his older work. I read the first volume of Moon Knight and I’m intrigued at this point. The hero is the flawed do gooder and there is some humor here, but I wanted a bit more backstory. That may come as I keep going, so we’ll see.
Yup, more Ellis here. Ocean is really good. I love these one volume short series he does (much like Ministry of Space). The are fast moving, usually some crazy intriguing story, and the art work in this is really great. I loved it. And I love the breadth of Ellis’ work. I don’t always love his comics, but I always at least find them worthwhile and thought provoking about how we interact with each other, space, and what the future may bring.