Very quick reviews: May & June 2015

Loki: Agent of Asgard, Vol. 1: Trust Me – Al Ewing ★★★
A Loki who wants redemption and who doesn’t look like the bottom of an old shoe? Awesome! On the other hand, very much read like a continuation of about three other series (because it is), and at least two issues crossed over with another title and didn’t make much sense if you hadn’t read anything outside of this one. Annoying. Pretty good art, however, and I loved the colors.

Captain Marvel, Vol. 1 & 2 – Kelly Sue DeConnick ★★★★
Love love love love love! Time travel, punching giant robots, humor and really great costumes. Art has ups and downs, including mainly because the style kept switching around which can be very disorientating.

X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1-4 – Simon Spurrier ★★★
(This is the second X-Men Legacy series, as far as I can tell.) Professor X’s outcast son on a redemption arc! I like the idea, but the execution wasn’t much my thing. Maybe because I had a difficult time connecting to the characters? David’s kind of a creep, too, which didn’t help.

She-Hulk, Vol. 1-3 – Dan Slott ★★★★
The first She-Hulk series I read, and still my favorite. Shulkie on adventures! In space! Yay! The art may seem dated nowadays, but it brings back fond memories.

Underwire – Jennifer Hayden ★★★½
This is a memoir comic about being married, being a mom, and being the sort of person who makes memoir comics about the previous two things. Reminds me a lot of 1990s zines, actually! Introspective and funny.

Hexed – Michael Alan Nelson ★★★½
So the summary says this is the “new Buffy,” which, uh, it’s not. It doesn’t really have anything in common with Buffy except it stars a woman and has paranormal elements. In actuality, it’s a supernatural heist story with overtones of early 2000s CW shows. I liked it, but couldn’t help but feel like parts of the story were missing, like it’s continuing a story from another series. I don’t think it is, but it felt incomplete.

Feet of Clay – Terry Pratchett ★★★½
This is about Golems and personhood and autonomy. An early City Watch book, and thus somewhat more raw than what can be found in later ones. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing! But I definitely need to reread this as I feel like I missed half the emotional development from speeding through it so fast.

1 thought on “Very quick reviews: May & June 2015”

  1. The Loki book sounds excellent. I’ve just downloaded a bunch of comics from Comixology that I’ve been sitting on, and I want to read them allll. Comics binge! I read the recent Lando Calrissian miniseries, as recommended, and next I shall be reading Kieron Gillen’s Darth Vader comic. It’s excellent so far! Darth Vader is trying to make up for letting the Rebels blow up the Death Star, so that’s obvs a good time.

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