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Geekscape Comics: Weekly Reads!

Wednesday 20th April 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!

Ongoing Reads

Power Rangers is incredible. Issue two came out a couple of weeks ago, and if you aren’t reading it, you are missing out. If our site hasn’t yet made you a fan of the franchise, this book will. Last week’s All New X-Men featured Doctor Strange. Paco Diaz Luque picks up art duties from Bagley (Bagley will be back for #9) and delivers the fanciful mystical art that you’d expect from a title with Strange it. The story itself is a bit weaker than previous offerings; it definitely felt like a filler issue before the title dives into Apocalypse Wars.

New Reads

Now, let’s dive into the only #1 I had a chance to check out.

The Unbelievable Gwenpool

I was sceptical before reading this issue, for the most part, I had my review already written in my head; read this if you want more Deadpool, otherwise, just read Deadpool. Luckily, I read it anyways because I was pleasantly surprised.

As you’d expect from a Deadpool-esque book, there are plenty of pop culture references. Christopher Hastings never breaks the fourth wall directly; he frames it that Gwen Poole has been taken from her normal world (like ours) into the Marvel Universe, so she references that she is in a comic book but never addresses the audience directly.

The book’s art is what caught my eye initially; the cartoony look provides a nice contrast to the book’s violence. Speaking of violence, the book isn’t as violent as I imagined it would be. In fact, I left this book thinking it was more light hearted and easy going than it was violent. Well, except for the book’s shocking twist ending! You’ll have to read it to find out what it is 😉.

Is this book worth $4.99? Maybe? If you’re tight on cash maybe wait for the trade or just skip it, but if you’re curious about it, you will probably enjoy it.

Oh, before we go, anyone check out Faster Than Light? I checked out the TPB released last week but after two issues it wasn’t working for me. The art is unreal, though! If you like space, this is maybe worth checking out.

Next Time

Plenty to be excited about this week:
Power Man and Iron Fist #3
Captain Marvel #4
Extraordinary X-Men #9

Maybe I’ll give Tokyo Ghost #6 and Dept H #1 a try. I’ve heard good things 🙂