Kat ComicUno is on a You Tube Hiatus (everyone needs to regroup and refresh in Bermuda, Bahama…) this week so there wasn’t an episode of ComicUno and a few indivividual reviews from her, well fret not! Kat (through the power of Social Media) has been giving Mini Reviews all week! Well we gathered those reviews so you can see what she thought about the books!
Sadly the comic never hooked me. It felt like a generic mystery book. The artwork was too gritty for my liking and I felt like body proportions were off in some panels. Overall I think this is a series you can skip.
The Amazing Spider-Man #13
But the Spider-Man and Iron Man scenes felt a bit repetitive from the events that happened last issue. Although I did like Miles playing monkey in the middle.
Camuncoli is still not my favorite artist on the title, but I do like his style for Iron Man and Spider-Man’s costume. Even though Miles’ costume was a bit inconsistent with the lines on his costume.
I like that The Amazing Spider-Man is going back to basics, but I hope to see the series progress it’s story soon.
Miss Fury #3
The artwork is a bit more detailed for the flashbacks, but I still like the art style for the present. I just feel that the art style has very thin lines. My only real negative towards the issue is the ending because it felt very abrupt. A few monsters attack her and then it just ends. This felt more like a scene that should have been in the middle of the issue. It’s a good thing that I wanted more, but I think the format of the story could have been better.
All New Wolverine #9
This is a Road to Civil War 2 issue, so we do have appearances from Iron Man and Captain Marvel. This was nice to see, but I don’t think this had to be a Civil War 2 tie-in.
The artwork was also solid. I like Takara’s bold line work and somewhat exaggerated facial expressions. Overall Tom Taylor makes this a fun issue even though it does seem somewhat filler to the overall Civil War 2 story arc.
All New All Different Avengers #10
My favorite part of this issue was between All New Wasp and Janet Van Dyne. This was the shortest scene in the book, but I am very interested to see where this dynamic will be going in the future.
The artwork still feels average for a flagship book and that’s a disappointment. Overall I think the series is improving, but still not where it should be.
Invincible Iron Man #10
In this issue Iron Man is undercover in Japan where most of the Marvel universe thinks he’s dead. Rhodey recruits the All New All Different Avengers for a rescue mission. The other half of the issue focuses on Mary Jane and her reluctance to return to work with Tony Stark. This is a slow issue, and I feel like it’s been awhile since Invincible Iron Man has actually progressed the story. Tony Stark’s limbo with death has been going on for too many issues and the story doesn’t really hold my interest. Mary Jane was my favorite aspect of this issue, but even her story is pretty dull.
This story feels very disconnected to other things happening in the universe. Tony is an active member of the Avengers in All New, All Different Avengers and started a war with Carol this week. These events make this “death” of Tony Stark unbelievable. This story should have been told months before Civil War because so far I don’t see how this is a road to Civil War 2 book.
Sadly this issue of Invincible Iron Man is not worth picking up. It doesn’t progress the story that much and feels disconnected to the rest of the Marvel universe.
Injustice Gods Among Us Year 5 #11
This issue is Harley Quinn centric. Harley is one of the main reasons I still read this book, and this issue proved her greatness in this universe. The comic opens up with her talking to an unshown therapist. Later in the scene it’s revealed to be a Harley Quinzel posterboard. I loved this scene, and it made the comic for me. Harley psychoanalyzing herself was brilliant!
The rest of the issue also had some great character beats. Harley’s interaction with her best friend, Shazy, and Flash’s interaction with the Rogues were very well done. The only slow part of the issue for me was he actual Superman scenes. These have become boring and predictable because we have been reading Superman and Batman’s war between each other for years. Injustice Gods Among Us works best when it’s focusing on other characters.
The artwork is also another plus for this series. It’s really detailed, especially in Harley Quinn’s scenes. Her expressions on her face are perfect, and the artist is able to hit every joke with his paneling work.
Injustice Gods Among Us Year 5 #11 is a solid issue. If you are a Harley Quinn fan then I think this issue is worth reading.
Satellite Falling #2 Mini Review
The first issue let you know more about the main character, which is what originally hooked me to the series. With issue 2 the opening is more action oriented, but goes back to the character building by the end of the issue.
I like the art style for the book. The art shows emotion through characters’ eyes, and has some unique character designs for the aliens.
Overall, this was a pretty decent issue 2 for the mini series. It gave enough for me to want to pick up the third issue.
Paper Girls #6 Mini Review
Let me start off this review by saying I am so happy that Paper Girls is back. It has quickly become one of my favorite comic books to read every month, and this issue reminded me why I love the series so much. The highlight of the issue for me was the comparison of technology from the 1980’s to the present. The issue opens up with Erin circa 2016 talking to her sister on her iPhone, grabbing her earphones right before she meets her past self. This was a great opener because it introduces us to the personality of future Erin and shows how technology has grown. Talking in the car with your iPhone headset is something that comes so natural to us, but this issue shows the culture shock that the girls go through as they visit the future, which is our present.
As always the artwork for this series is beautiful. The art is just as detailed with technology as the writing. It pays extra attention to viewable icons on Erin’s phone and gives an HD look for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when the girls turn on Erin’s TV.
Paper Girls #6 was a wonderful way to start a new arc for this series. It has emotional beats between Erin 2016 and Erin 1980’s, and the exploration of technology makes for very interesting interaction with the other girls.
Bloodlines #3 Mini Review
Issue 3 explores more about our main characters’ powers. The ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend connect with each other through their powers and you see three high schoolers also connect because of their powers.
Just like the other issues Bloodlines #3 is a fun read. I enjoy learning more about these characters and how they deal with their newfound abilities. Yes, this is something we have seen before, but for me it doesn’t get old. It’s also an added plus that we learn more about the source of their powers with this issue.
The artwork is the weakest part of the series for me, but it’s not bad artwork. It’s just a bit more stylized, very similar to how Brett Booth does his art style.
This issue is worth the read. You learn more about the characters and the story’s mythology. If you have room on your pull list for this type of series I recommend you give it a try.