Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Comics | Posted on 10-07-2012
It’s hard to know when it’s a good time to start in on a new comic so to help you out I have listed some jumping on points I have found from personal reads and around the internet. If you are looking to add a little flavor this week but don’t want to heavily invest in trades consider picking one of these up. If you know of something I missed from either 7/4 or the other three previous weeks, hit me up in the comments. If you need to know what the title or character has been up to previously then I highly suggest hitting the wiki over at Comic Vine.
I don’t know if it was just a fluke or because it was Fourth of July but this was a bit of a disappointing week for jumping on points. I had to do a bit of digging to find three and the only major title that had a clear start point still has the caveat of being a tie in from Avengers vs. X-men. Speaking of that summer event: Marvel has released some information on the shake ups that will happen after Avengers vs. X-Men. They are calling it Marvel NOW! It looks like post AvX might be a good time to jump on board with some X-Men and Avengers books. Personally, I’m excited to see what Johnathan Hickman does to the Avengers because his work with Fantastic Four was… fantastic. OK, enough about the future, lets talk about the past…
Uncanny X-Men #15
Uncanny is still mired in the Avengers vs. X-Men event so if you haven’t been keeping up with it you might not understand what is going on. Character development aside this book has nothing to do with AvX plot rather classic villain Mister Sinister feels now is the right time to stir up some trouble. Yes, I am going to wait for my enemy to be holding an AK-47 then run at them in nothing but a loin cloth and a wet noodle. Of course, it is Mister Sinister and you never know what he is hiding under his loin cloth… Eww…
Ever wonder what would happen if Batman was in Africa? Then check out this bat-book with the title that makes me giggle. Joking aside this comic has been pretty well received in the New 52 even if it has flown a little under the radar (no pun intended). Being set in Africa does give the writer a lot of leeway to do what he wants which seems to have worked out so far for Batwing.
Shockingly an Image book with the name Hack/Slash is a comic book in the vein of classic exploitation films. If you are a fan of movies like Hobo With a Shotgun, Hostel, or anything directed by Rob Zombie then you might want to check this book out. Fair warning: the reviews may be a little NSFW (language)