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Geekscape Comics: Weekend Reads!

Tuesday 16th February 2016 by Karson

Welcome to Weekend Reads! It’s your little, weekly dose of comic book goodness that focuses on some aspect of my weekend reading!

This weekend the X-Men let me down.

The reads:

Paper Girls no. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson
Captain Marvel no. 2 by Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Kris Anka
Uncanny X-Men no. 1-3
All New X-Men no. 1-3
Extraordinary X-Men no. 1-6
Harrow County no. 9 by Cullen Bunn and Carla Speed McNeil

Sorry for all that scrolling. Let’s get into it!

If you aren’t reading Paper Girls, you should be.

It’s fresh, the art pops, and Brian K. Vaughn writes it. The book is about a group of newspaper delivery girls who discover some crazy ass shit. It’s cool.

If you aren’t reading Harrow County, you should be.

It’s unlike anything you’ve read before; there are wonky ghoulies, skinless children, flaming ghosts, beautiful and haunting artwork, as well as crazy twists. Despite this, my favourite part of each book is still the spooky short story and comic strip at the end of each issue. They will blow your mind and leaving you thinking about them for weeks.

If folklore + militia = sounds like a fun time to you, then you’ll love Cry Havoc. Me, not so much. There isn’t a lot of meat in the first issue; you might want to wait until you can read a few at a time.

If you like wasting your time reading mediocre X-Men stories in which everyone just cries about how much damage Scott Summers did to the mutant population, then all the current X-Men books are for you. Seriously, though, the X-Men complain about Scott more than I complained about the state of Spider-Man in the Marvel universe last week.

Ok, maybe they aren’t that bad. In fact, all the books are at a point where they might be getting entertaining. It’s just too bad all these issues had to be published first. If you like Mr. Sinister, Extraordinary X-Men might be worth your time. If you like Apocalypse, you might want to start paying attention as Apocalypse Wars is coming this spring!

Oh yeah, Captain Marvel is a lot of fun too, whether you’re familiar with the character or not.

That’s all for now.

Are you reading any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think of Mark Bagley’s art these days? Tweet us or tweet me!