All posts tagged: comic reviews

Comic Series I’ve Been Reading

After writing one of these posts a couple of weeks ago (check it out!), I decided to continue doing them and giving you guys a few mini reviews about the comics I read. I am on a pretty good comic run at the moment, so hopefully that continues, and I don’t hit a run of 1/2 star books soon. That’d be a bummer! But for now, here’s some comicsย I read recently! Daredevil, Vol 1: Devil at Bay, Daredevil, Vol 2: West-Case Senario: After Netflix’s hit show in 2014 I’d been meaning to pick up a daredevil comic however I never made it a priority to do so. However the more I got into Marvel Now! comics, the closer I got to picking up the latest run of Daredevil, and I finally did! The first volume was a great introduction and I enjoyed the artwork, but unfortunately the story was lacking something. And while the second volume was also not a 5 star rating, it was definitely a step up from the first volume and also …

Comic Series I’ve Been Reading

As I mentioned in my goals post recently, one of my resolutions for the new years is to continue reading on-going comic series. Along with that, I really want to continue to read past volumes of characters I really love. So I thought to keep myself motivated I would begin to share with you some of them that I have been reading recently! Silk, Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon:ย  It’s very rare that new characters are brought into the marvel universe and given their own series right off the bat. Cindy Moon was first introduced in the Spider-Verse and immediately became a favourite. And this first volume of Cindy’s story didn’t disappoint (heck, I spent $25 on a physical copy!) While her character can be read as slightly immature, I find her intent on tracking down her family and the love she has for her brother endearing and I really hope things go well for this girl. The art, which is nothing like the trade cover suggests, is more light-hearted and …

Comic Review: Spider-Gwen (Volume 1) Written by Jason Latour and Illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez

I read this in issue format, as volume 1 is not released until November 2015. I definitely did not pick the correct place to start reading the whole Spider-Verse event. From what I can tell the background for this character and universe is introduced in earlier events, so I found myself playing catch up a lot as I was reading this. However despite that, I really enjoyed reading these issues. This Gwen is from a different universe, where instead of Peter Parker being bitten by a radioactive spider, it was Gwen Stacy. Overall, these issues weren’t exactly plot-heavy. There wasn’t really that much happening. But still, there was a lot to love. Gwen Stacy has always been one of my favourite characters from the Spider-Man world, and I really enjoyed reading her as a main protagonist. At first I had real trouble getting into this, however as the issues went on and relationships (especially Gwen and her father) began to flesh out, I really began enjoying myself. This is probably my favourite father-daughter relationship I’ve …

Comic Review: Thor: Goddess of Thunder (Volume 1) Written by Jason Aaron and Illustrated by Russell Dauterman

“Thor? Thor’s a woman now? Like the for-real Thor? She ain’t called She-Thor or Lady Thunderstrike or nothing like that?” I never had too much interest in reading Thor. I have read comic series that he has featured in, however the idea of reading a solo Thor comic never appealed to me that much. However, when it was announced that Marvel had a female Thor in the works, I immediately became intrigued and knew I would be picking up at least the first issue. Replacing the original Thor was a hugely risky and controversial move on Jason Aaron’s part, but in my opinion, it’s been a hugely successful choice and well worth the potentional backlash. I really enjoyed reading this volume. I loved the new Thor. While the Frost Giant plot was lacking something, I really loved seeing this new girl kicking major butt, just like the regular old Thor. I also really enjoyed the way we were able to catch a glimpse into her mind by being able to see what she was thinking …