Currently reading: some comics I’m in the middle of!

Reading single issues on Marvel Unlimited is fun, but confusing. I’m more used to reading collected trade paperbacks and/or graphic novels, where all the issues are in one bound book and I know where to stop. Nowadays, with MU, I’m reading for as long as I can stand staying on one series and then I switch to another.

This means that I’m reading a lot of comics, but I’m stuck in the middle of a lot of TPB. Here’s some of what I’m currently into:
wolverine old man logan
Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. This is a sub-story or alternate arc or SOMETHING (idk the correct term) in the larger Wolverine series. I like sub-stories because it makes it easy to drop into a long-running series without having to start all the way from the beginning. Old Man Logan is particularly good because it doesn’t have a lot of crossover elements from the larger Marvel universe– like, it’s tied into the whole universe, duh, but you don’t have to know everything that ever happened and every character that ever existed in the MU to enjoy reading about Wolverine and Hawkeye being old and kicking post-apocalyptic butt.
gambit once a thief
Gambit, Vol. 1: Once A Thief… by James Asmus, Clay Mann and Diogenes Neves. (one of) Gambit’s solo series! This is fun and silly and everyone wears fashionable-but-impracticable clothing to run around in the jungle.

I like Gambit! I’m fond of thieves and con artists, especially when they thieve and con stylishly. Bonus points for NOT having him talk in that horrible dialect like he does in some other series.

runaways vol 5
Runaways, Vol. 5: Escape to New York by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona and Takeshi Miyazawa. I’m not as enamored with the second Runaways season as I was with the first. I think maybe the dialogue is getting worse. I may end up DNF’ing it, except that now the kids are in New York fighting with Spider-man and Captain America and it’s still kind of awesome despite the badness?

I also just read the first issue of Marvels, which was AMAZING. It’s a retelling of major events in the Marvel Universe through the POV of a non-superhero. And– surprise!– nobody’s just like “omg they’re amazing yay!” Plus, the art is fantastic.

What’re you reading this week?

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  1. I gave up on Runaways after vol. 2 or 3. I like the concept but I just didn’t love the execution.

    Marvels sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out.

  2. I love MARVELS soooo much! Maybe I should reread it.

    Yeah, the dialogue in RUNAWAYS is sooooo “this is what adults think teenagers sound like.” It’s made me reluctant to read past volume three, even though I liked the rest of the setup quite a bit.

    I read the first two HAWKEYE collections, and now I’m in the middle of a bunch of Marvel Cosmic stuff. You should try NOVA. I’m having a blast with NOVA.

    • Adding Nova to my list, thanks! :D

      My DNF point with Runaways came when I got to the scene where one of the teens says something like “new is just another word for old” (re: New Avengers team or whatever it was) in the most overly dramatic way ever and I CAN’T TAKE IT anymoreeeeee

  3. MARVELS HOORAY! I hope that you continue to enjoy it. I love the way it ends.

    I’ve always steered as completely clear of Gambit as I could. Even though it’s not my culture Marvel’s appropriating for Gambit (badly), I still get my back up about stupid portrayals of Cajuns. Which — I realize as I am writing this — is like all of them. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a Cajun character who a) reminded me at all of actual Cajuns I actually know; and b) didn’t make me roll my eyes very very hard.

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