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Aitch’s Next Issue Comic reviews week of 8/14/2013


Yes, after all that cosplay talk, I still have comic reviews too!!!

Infinity #1


So the next big Marvel event is here and I am on the fence with this first issue.  It all has to do with accessibility. When I read this issue, it reminded me when I came back into comics that Final Crisis was hitting the shelves at the same time as Secret Invasion.  And to be honest, I never truly understood what was going on in Final Crisis because I never read anything prior to the set up and that is what I see here.  If you not read Avengers and New Avengers as being written by Jonathan Hickman, then this book can make you feel like you either walked midway in on a conversation or came in on chapter 10 of a 30 chapter book and feel somewhat lost.  So I would really suggest that if possible, read from the start of Hickman’s run and see if this is for you.  Otherwise, this book has a lot of depth that even the first issues of Age of Ultron and AvX didn’t have and it feels like the blockbuster event we have wanted to see. Jim Cheung, Mark Morales and Justin Ponsor really bring the book alive with the art and boy is it breathtaking.

So what is it about?   The Universe as we know is coming to an end, the Spaceknights  (not including Rom, remember Parker Brothers owns the license) the Illuminati, Avengers, Inhumans and so many others are chess pieces moving into place. Secrets are being uncovered, people and planets are dying; there is a ton of action and that sense of dread when Thanos appears.  This book has so many moving parts but it works fluidly provided that you have read everything up to this point.   If this goes well, this may be the best event that Marvel has put out in years and I can’t wait to see what else happens.  A must buy this week.

4.5 out of 5 stars

The Walking Dead #113

Maybe it’s just me but each of these issues since 105 has really started to feel like the TV show.  You read and you wait for stuff to happen. Stuff happens but not enough stuff happens.  And for the last 2 issues, all we have seen is the standoff between Rick’s people and Negan’s men.  Which would be great if it didn’t feel like it was being dragged out so dayumed long.  Rare are the times I read a book and wish it would be over but this issue was one of those times and I have a feeling that it’s going to take one or two more issues before this concludes and at that point, I may be getting off the bus.  While intriguing this title can be, after a time, the pacing and getting to the next part is getting too long in the tooth and it’s starting to bore me.

2 out of 5 stars

Thor God of Thunder 11


What a way to end an epic storyline! Big ups to Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic for making this Thor book worthy of being pulled.  You have to find out for yourself if Thor defeated the God Butcher and the aftermath.  It’s up to you to see who was sacrificed for the greater good and if it worked. But suffice to say that this has been a great story from beginning to end. I was very satisfied with how this wrapped up and can only imagine what’s next when Thor comes to Midgard.  Another worthy title this week!

5 out of 5 stars

And when you are done, head over to Multiversity Comics website and see what we had to say on The Next Issue #108 about Astro City

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Armand is a husband, father, and life long comics fan. A devoted fan of Batman and the Valiant Universe he loves writing for PCU, when he's not running his mouth on the PCU podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @armandmhill
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