Welcome to Weekly Reads! It’s your little dose of comic book goodness that focuses on some aspect of my comic book reading!
A ton of ongoing reads, plus a couple of new ones. Let’s get into it!
It feels like just last week we were talking about Amazing Spider-Man, oh wait, we were! This week #12 was released and Mary Jane is back and she’s working for Tony Stark. Iron Man and Spider-Man team up to battle Ghost. It was actually a lot of fun but the Spider-Man issue to read this week was hidden away in the Free Comic Book Day issue of Captain America! Google it, I won’t spoil it for you.
Are you reading Black Widow yet? You should be. Issue #3 came out this week and it continues to be one of my favourite ongoing comics. Waid and Samnee embrace and take advantage of the art form in a way few other creative teams can. Every issue of this book brings something new to the table and it’s always executed in masterful fashion.
I shouldn’t talk about X-Men. One week I love it, the next it bores me. Uncanny X-Men #7 is another meh offering in the Apocalypse Wars story arch. Like I said last week, this is a story you’ll want to wait for in trade.
The Punisher #1 (Volume 10 in case you were wondering). This issue feels like an extension of Marvel’s Daredevil. Punisher’s appearance is similar as is the situation he finds himself in. Not much to say about this book. The story is a typical, drug-dealing bad guys, even badder leaders, and the DEA… and lots and lots of violence. It’s nice to see Steve Dillon drawing the character again 😊
I tried but I couldn’t get into Renato Jones – The One Percent #1. I thought this book was going to be a fun read but its bleak outlook on the world makes it hard to enjoy. If you like to hate on rich people there might be something for you here. I feel like I missed something because this is the kind of book I’d normally like but nothing about it sucked me in. It was just too ugly of a universe. Perhaps I’ll revisit it in trade if people say good things about the next few issues.
• Black Panther #2 – I thought this came out last week but I was wrong
• All New X-Men #9 – After not enjoying X-Men this week, I should like it again next week
• THE FIX #2! 😁
Kingdom Come 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition comes out this week. If you haven’t read it, now’s your chance!