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Working at a comic shop, you read a lot of comics. I’ve decided to give you my recommendations, and why I’m not reading other ones.
What I’m Reading
FF: This one’s a dark knight. A lot of people ask, “really?” but it’s a fantastic series. It follows the new leaders of the Future Foundation who are dealing with being in charge after the Fantastic Four disappear. The team members are Ant Man, She-Hulk, Medusa and Darla Deering. They’re fumbling around, while the children of the Future Foundation get into all kinds of mischief. Issue #4 has been my favorite so far, with the Moloid boys trying to ruin She-Hulk’s date with Wyatt Wingfoot, as they’re all in love with her. Try as they might, they end up making the date even better.
Young Avengers: I’m continuing to give this one a shot, even though it’s been fairly unimpressive. I really enjoyed the previous series of YA, so I’m hoping this one improves.
Avengers/New Avengers: I’ve really been enjoying these two. I’m putting them together, as they are both dealing with the same stuff right now: The White Event, as well as multiple other elements of Marvel’s New Universe. I was telling my co-worker that I still don’t know what’s going on, but it’s gorgeous and interesting. I like the incorporation of the New Universe, bringing in Nightmask and others.
Age of Ultron: Yay, Age of Ultron! He’s one of my favorite characters, and I’m happy to see the Android with an Oedipal Complex is back with a vengeance. This is a great series.
Uncanny X-Men: It’s Cyclops’ own X-Men team, trying to start a mutant revolution. The problem? Everyone’s working against everyone else on the team. It’s lots of cloak-and-dagger stuff, and really, really good.
All-New X-Men: I’m liking this series, even if it did stall out a little a few issues back. It’s really good, dealing with young versions of the original X-Men team thrown into the modern age. Really good.
Hawkeye: My all-time favorite series. This one is really, really good. Simple art, dealing with Hawkeye doign stuff when he’s not with the Avengers. It’s so very, very good, I recommend it to everyone.
Nova/Guardians of the Galaxy: Liking these so far! They only just started, so I need more time to formulate my thoughts.
Iron Man: This series is great! Gorgeous visuals, and Tony Stark at his best. This is a great series.
What I’m Not Reading
Fantastic Four: The first comic series I became dedicated to was the Claremont/Larroca run of Fantastic Four. I even got a letter printed in the back of one issue! This series doesn’t live up to that. I’ve been disappointed, so I dropped it.
Fearless Defenders: I liked the first issue, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue picking this up. It’s okay. Maybe I’ll wait for the trade paperback.
Uncanny Avengers: I was disappointed by the series. I wanted to like it. I really did. But the art is miserable, and the writing is subpar. I’ve decided to drop this one.
Captain America: Remender is also writing Uncanny Avengers, and I’ve never liked John Romita Jr.’s art, so I decided to let this one pass.
There’s a lot of other series out there that I simply haven’t picked up.
What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Let us know! I want to hear what’s caught your eye, and why you like it!