Comic book grades #1 Uncanny X-men #12, Battle of the Atom Chapter 4, A++. This is absolutely the best chapter so far. In the last chapter young Jean Grey and Young Scott Summers fled from the current and future X-men to seek help from their present day counterparts. This issue is Present day Cyclops’ response to whether or not they will help and the effects it will have. Not all the X-men think the past X-men should be forced to go back into the past even though the future X-men say that there will be disastrous consequences to mutant kind if they stay. The writing in this issue is quick witted and very well done. I also thoroughly enjoyed the art in this issue. I can’t wait to read the next chapter.
Comic books Grade #2 Infinity 3, 3 of 6 Thanos is looking for his son and and an infinity gem. Captain America starts to form a resistance force. Black bolt is told he must sacrifice the inhuman children as a tribute to Thanos and most of that was teased last issue. This is a great series with great writing and art. I’m hoping each chapter will be as good as this one.
Comic books grade #3 Captain Marvel #016 Infinity, B. Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel is taken to be interrogated and what she learns about Lord Spartax’s betrayal. Will the rest of the kidnapped team be rescued? As a chapter this book is fine. The art stays in the same color scheme as the Avengers books but the art work is not up to the standards of the other Avengers books. My favorite part of this book, the teaser at the end of the book. You’ll have to read it to find out but I’ve been waiting for this character to shine!
Comic books grade #4, New Avengers issue 10, infinity, B. I give this book a B only because I don’t completely understand it all. I picked it up because it is an infinity tie in. However, the book focuses also on information that is not connected to Infinity. This book focuses on the toll Thanos is having on our heroes. While it was well written, I’m not sure the book was spectacular.
Comic Book Grades #5 Thunderbolts #015, B-. The Thunderbolts crew continue their mission to kill a crime family when The aliens from Infinity arrive. The writing in this issue is hilarious and if it wasn’t for the artwork I would have given this book a grade A. But the book is also trying to create tension and fails spectacularly because the art work borders on pedestrian and stupid.
Comic Grades #6, The Superior Spider-Man 018, A. What happens when Spider-man wants to kill your grandfather before either you, or your father, has been born? And if a future version of Spider-man can reveal that Spidey of the present really isn’t Spidey, what do you do? This is a great issue because Doc Ock may be losing control of his life. At least one more book with Spider Man 2099. I’m very interested in seeing where this is headed.
Comic Book Grades #7, Secret Avengers #9, A. This issue focuses in on the morality of what S.H. I. E. L. D. does to the Avengers to assure secrecy in their missions. Daisy Johnson starts realizing that part of her memory is missing and asks for help. This is a great issue as always. Each chapter of this book is pretty well written and feels like a Tom Clancy story. This comic is for intelligent readers and requires concentration. I wish more books were as smart
Comic Book Grades #8, Malekith has escaped prison and has begun doing despicable things. Will Thor be able to stop him. I only have one beef about this book. In every book there is a panel with Thor getting drunk but it never does anything more than tell us what we already know. Thor is an alcoholic god. This is an alright beginning to a larger story but I didn’t love it as much as I should have. I’m giving this book a B-.
Comic Book Grades #9 Cable and X-force #14, B. Havok brought Cable to Avengers mansion and Cable shared the vision of what’s happening to him with Havok. Meanwhile Hope, Cable’s daughter, meets herself in the future and finds out the apocalyptic visions that are killing her dad are her fault. How will she help him? The answer is kinda gruesome. I had every intention of quitting this book because it was frustrating me but then something happened: the book got good. The art isn’t spectacular in this issue but the writing is. Enough to keep me reading.
Comic Book Grades #10, The X-Files Season 10 #4, A. Scully is being manipulated by shape shifting acolytes in order to locate her son whom they want to abduct. Mulder, with the help of the Lone Gunmen, try to locate her. This book does the tv series proud. Great writing
Comic Book Grades #11, Zero #1, F. I should have known that since this was an image title it would be full of disgusting imagery but this book takes it way too far. It’s pornographic and violent and I thought since it was a military drama sort of book I’d like it. Never again.
Comic Books Grade #12 Batman Dark Knight #23.3 Clayface #1, B- I picked up this book because the DC website said it was a tie in to Forever Evil but I gotta say that this Forever Evil series crossover has me a bit annoyed. So far each of the villain books have established that the Justice League is dead and it has also established that Gotham is in chaos but only 3 of the books that I’ve read so far have had any plot furtherance in it. This one touches on the fact that there is a secret society of villains gathering. Other than that the only books that have started to tease development of a story is this, Harley Quinn and Black Manta and those two books were better.
Comic Book Grades #13, Green Lantern #23.3, Black Hand, C. Of all the villain books, with the exception of The Joker book, The Green Lantern villain books have been the most disappointing. Black Hand was a pretty good villain in The First Lantern story arc but I neither loved or hated this story. All this story did was gave DC an excuse to have more encounters with Black Hand and Hal Jordan.
Comic Books Grade #13 Batman Detective Comics #23.3, C. I was very disappointed with this comic. I was hoping for an origin story and I didn’t even get a Forever Evil Story. I guess it’s a build up for Arkham War. This issue had way too much dialogue and jumped around way too much. It didn’t seem at all organized.
Comic Books Grade #14, Batman and Robin 23.3 Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins #1, A. This was an excellent book. Well drawn and very well written. It gave us an origin story and it further the Forever Evil story line. Well done.
Comic books Grades #15, Batman #23.3 Penguin #1, A. This is not The Penguin Danny Devito played in the movies. It’s a much more dark and disturbing one. This was well written, dark and gritty. It was not an origin story. Instead it told the story of his influence in Gotham City.
Last of the week Superman Action Comics #23.3, A. This book is all about finding Superman and causing enough havoc to blame on him if he won’t. This was well written and showed a very dark side of Lex Luthor.
Next week will mark the last of villains week. I’ll be reading five titles. I am also looking forward to the continuing chapters of infinity and Battle of the Atom and lastly Wake #4 and a new dinosaurs attack