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Apparently all the comics ever came out this week and I read most of them. Lol. Without further ado here are my thoughts on all of them plus this week's Supernatural:

Hawkeye #8 - This was so good. I honestly can not get enough of this comic. The joke about Clint always getting mistaken for Danny Rand was hilarious and straight to the fans. Kate was amazing as usual because of course she wasn't going to be stupid like Clint. No prison for her. I lolled at Tony being concerned about the moral reputation of the Avengers...not because it wasn't accurate, but mostly cause it is ironic. lol. And my heart ached just a little when Hawkeye admitted to himself that he's being an idiot partially because he is scared of a serious relationship with Jessica and this is a way to end that. A bad way of course. I am interested to see how things work out with the Kingpin showing up.

FF #4 - This is such a fun comic. I mean in one issue they managed to touch on a few super important things, but mostly it was just She-Hulk having a date. It was seriously soooo good, though. The confrontation between Scott Lang and Alex Powers was so perfect. I never read the Power Pack, but I really like Alex in this book as the 19 year old, experienced hero compared to the rest of the Foundation. He was right to tell Scott that he was letting his grief over Cassie unduly influence him into asking the kids to figure out how to kill Doom. I love that Alex also pointed out the Foundation is a bit questionable even at the best of times. The Moloids and Bentley trying to ruin Jen's date, but accidentally making it perfect instead was awesome. The confrontation between Old!Johnny and Darla was heartbreaking. He doesn't remember her because there have been so many girls. Ugh. Basically awesome comic is awesome.

Young Avengers #2 - Oh Loki, let me count the ways that I love you. I unapologetically love this comic because it's fun. It is very different than the prior run of the series, but that is what happens when writers change and the vision changes with them. I still love the characters and I like Gillen's style here (so much more than on Iron Man) so they have me for the long haul. Also, the box pages? Brilliant. My mom wants me to make copies of them for her (she always flips through my comics with an eye to the art because she has an art degree).

Guardians of the Galaxy #.1 - This issue is basically a retelling of Star Lord's origin for new readers and it is very well done for what it is. I have no prior experience with Peter Quill, but after reading this I feel connected to him emotionally and want to know more about him and the team. I'll definitely check out the actual first issue and not just because I am a Tony fan. :)

Uncanny X-Men #2 - I know it's not always the popular ship, but I freaking love Scott/Emma because of the way they communicate. I love when characters talk about things in open and honest ways. I mean they are so mature together. In this issue they even discuss the fact that they shouldn't get back together because too much has happened and Scott hates himself too much to be with anyone right now. And her telepathy is on the fritz so it really was them just talking openly and honestly. So freaking honestly and respectfully. It gave me so many feels. Other than that, I hate the new costumes--Emma should be wearing white not back!--and I am interested to see what happens when they face off with the Avengers next issue.

Uncanny Avengers #4 - This is my guilty pleasure book and I am still loving it ridiculous narration and all. This issue could basically be summarized without spoilers as: The one where Shiny has major Thor feels because Thor is the most perfect person ever. I mean other good things happened in the book. Rogue was funny, Havok was pretty cool, Wanda was badass, etc. but basically I came out of the issue with hearts in my eyes for Thor...not that that is a new phenomena for me. I scanned a page to show you all why.

Basically all you have to know to understand the context is that over the course of this arc Thor was brainwashed by the Red Skull and thoroughly bashed Wolverine to death with Mjolnir.

I don't know what I think about the whole teaser with Onslaught at the end of the issue. I'm a bit apprehensive about it tbh.

Journey Into Mystery #649 - I liked this issue a bit better than the previous ones, mostly because there were cameos by several different heroes, but I still don't really think this series is for me. I can't seem to find a place to emotionally connect with Sif which makes me sad considering how much I want to like her. Part of that is the arc they are writing, so I keep trying to stick with it until this arc is resolved, but it's getting harder care. I mean I shouldn't find Ock!Spidey and Namor the best parts of this issue. lol.

Deadpool Killustrated #2 - Basically this is for people that want to watch Deadpool go on a "metacide" rampage killing all the classical literature characters that inspire the comics. I find all the fourth wall breaking amusing and enjoy the way Deadpool sees the literary characters as the Marvel ones they inspired (Ahab as Thunderbolt Ross for example). It's just some nice, out of continuity, excessively violent, entertainment.

Supernatural - I liked this ep quite a lot. Overall I liked the way they did the Prometheus and Zeus bits although I kind of question the idea of making Artemis have romance motivations. That is pretty out of character. I did love that Sam knew what he was doing and I love the faith I am having in Sam these days. But, let's be honest, my favorite part of the episode was Dean praying to Cas at the end. It was so open and honest and just, when Dean has those monologues like that it kills me. The relationship between Cas and Dean is so complex and moving. When he looked around to see if Cas had appeared at the end? Well I was crying. lol. I'm very glad that even without actually being in the episode they managed to make Cas a presence.

So what did you all think about any of the above? What else have you been reading/watching? How many of you need a box of tissues after Batman Incorporated #8?

Date: 2013-03-01 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i didn't cry over batman inc 8, i just raged. i don't think i'm done raging quite yet. maybe never????

god, hawkeye, though. that book is consistently so great. david aja's artwork is inspired. same with the layout in young avengers, tbh. marvel's turning out some really great art right now.

Date: 2013-03-04 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't even read DC comics and I was raging about Damian so I can imagine how much worse it has to be for you. *hugs*

Date: 2013-03-04 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
and it wasn't even the worst injustice i would have to put up with as a batfam fan this week! oy vey. i've pretty much decided for myself that i can't justify throwing down money for dc comics right now.

Date: 2013-03-07 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What do you consider the worst injustice?

Date: 2013-03-01 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh man that scene with Dean praying.

Just the intimate feel of it, and Jensen's acting skills ohman. The expressions on Dean's face and the tearing-up. asdlkfjds; ♥

That's not even mentioning the fact that he's trusting Cas to look out for Sam. That he's basically going 'here's my little brother, look after him' when it's SAM. They've come so far. Ugh Gawd the feels.

Date: 2013-03-04 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know!I was just thinking about how Dean is more honest and emotionally open with Cas than with just about anybody else. With Sam he is always trying too hard to be strong that he can't be honest, but ever since that scene in the hospital in season four he has been willing to expose himself to Cas.

I just have feelings about it. Lots of feelings.

Date: 2013-03-03 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I;ve always wanted to read your comic posts but I usually get mine the following Monday since my LCS is a bit of drive. So I just skimmed through :)

But yes, I agree! Hawkeye is just fantastic. I ended up reading Young Avengers for the art---I'm still feeling iffy with YA, but I do like how Gillen is approaching YA and I do like how he's handling both Kate and Loki so we'll see. I'm enjoying FF as well. I actually haven't read any of the Uncanny series but I've heard good things. I've been meaning to pick up JiM're thinking about dropping it?

Edited Date: 2013-03-03 06:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-03-04 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Feel free to come back and share in squee and/or criticism after you get your comics. I always want to talk about comics. Always.

I've been meaning to pick up JiM're thinking about dropping it?

I think my issue with it is more a matter of personal taste. I know a lot of reviewers and people I see online like it. My biggest issue is that it is hard for me to connect with and actually like Sif right now and the current plot is making her even less likable for plot reasons. I'm happy to give more detailed reasons, but I don't want to spoil you too much if you don't want details.

Basically, enough people like it that you may as well. It just hasn't been working for me.


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