Daredevil Annual #1, Writer: Erica Schultz, Artist: Marcio Takara
This is basically a throw away Annual issue exploring a past meeting between Daredevil and Misty Knight, it is set before Knight had her bionic arm and she was still a cop. We get to see her first interactions with the caped community via Daredevil.
Mostly competent writing but does not bring anything new to the table, a meh read at best.
Naija Geek Says: A meh 5/10
Jessica Jones #2, Writer: Kelly Thompson, Artist: Mattia Iulis
I am enjoying this relaunch of Jessica Jones a bit too much and this issue features a team up I never knew I needed before but now i want to see more of.
The presence of Elsa Bloodstone, Monster Hunter just makes this issue all kinds of awesome, for once there is a person that Jessica actually likes straight of the bat, makes a nice change to her usual interactions with others.
Kelly Thompson is doing a bang up job and as the first person to write a solo Jessica Jones book after her creator Brian Bendis she can be proud off her work so far.
I hope her run on this book remains this good and I most also add that Mattia's art is also quite good.
This is now one of the books I read first the week it is released.
Naija Geek Says: A most enjoyable 8/10
Marvel 2 in 1 #9, Writer: Chip Zdarsky, Artist: Ramon K Perez
This is another book that I rush to read whenever it drops, ignore my love for all things to do with the Fantastic Four, Zdarsky is simply writing his heart out on this book and the art is one of the best in Marvel currently. If Dan Slott was not already on the new Fantastic Four comic I would have nominated Chip to take it over.
This issue apparently continues the "search" for the rest of the FF through multiple universes but is actually more about the remaining two members of the FF in Ban and Johnny working through their grief.
I recommend this book without reservation to anyone wanting to read a plain old school adventure romp with some pathos thrown in.
This is just so competently written for a title that could have been a throw away.
Naija Geek Says: Easily another 8/10
Deadpool Assassin #6, Writer: Cullen Bunn, Artist: Mark Bagley
This was not a bad mini-series and coming from a self-professed Deadpool hater that is saying a lot.
Normally these kind of limited series tend to be inconsequential especially if running at the same time as the man title but this series does have massive consequences for the world of Wade Wilson. It also has one of the grossest scenes in comics and not in the sense of visuals but in the sense that one of the characters actions/goals is just plain wrong and Bagley makes it even worse with how he depicts a certain child.
This is not a waste of time for any fans of Deadpool and a fair enough read for the cause readers. Best to read the whole six issue run now that is complete.
Naija Geek Says: Not bad, 6.5/10
X-23 #3, Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Artist: Juan Cabal
I am really digging this book, this continues the story I am calling the "Clone Wars".
The premise of this arc is simply that we have the clones of Wolverine going up against the Clones of the White Queen and it is a corker.
The Cuckoos vs X-23 & Honey Badger.
This also happens to be surprising a heart warming book and I just love the attitude of Honey Badger, her comments always make me smile while reading and I hope she gets to star more and more in other Marvel books, her interactions with the Cuckoos alone are worth the price of admission.
The Cuckoos have always been a creation that many people love to hate because their morality is sketchy at best but I actually quite enjoy reading about them, in this arc they are definitley more on the "bad" side of things.
Also the art is very very good and like most of my fave artists very clean lines.
Naija Geek Says: A good book and gets at least a 7/10