Comic of the Week: Jan. 24, 2012

I'm back again for an interesting week of comics!

Comics Round-Up:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #678 - 5/5 - Quite an amazing issue really. I like the whole time travel thing and I'm interested in the next issue. I haven't read anything Spidey-related until recently so it's kind of nice seeing things I didn't really expect when I picked up a Spidey book. Really fun read!

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #3 - 4/5 - Sad to see this was Joe Mad's last issue on this series because the art was my favorite thing about this series. The story is amazing however and I'm loving the team-up feel to it. The first arc has wrapped up with Red Hulk and next issue we get to see Hawkeye. Can't wait!

BIRDS OF PREY #5 - 2/5 - I think I have made my decision on what series I'll be dropping come May when Batman Incorporated comes out. This is the one. This issue confused me so much due to not remembering what happened last issue. That's bad. Even with all the issues I read every month, I should be able to remember what happened last issue in your series even if it takes me a page or two into the next issue. Couldn't remember a thing with this one. I thought Batgirl being in it would help me, but I think this is doomed. I'll continue to read until I have something to replace it, but it's looking grim.

CATWOMAN #5 - 3/5 - Catwoman is very unlucky. I still like this series although the past 2 or 3 issues haven't been what I wanted. I want the Batman relationship to at least be hinted at in the issues. I get that she has her own problems, but she still needs her Bat to snuggle up to, right? Consider me old-fashioned, but I like my bat-on-cat action.

DAREDEVIL #8 - 4/5 - I only bought this to get part 2 of the last Amazing Spider-Man issue. Not a big Daredevil fan but I liked this issue. If you like Daredevil, you might be intrigued by the ending.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5 - 4/5 - Finally! This series has finally become what I wanted! I was seriously considering this to be the series I would drop but things got interesting again. It's probably because Guy finally found some guys that are interesting and make the team worth caring about.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #5 - 4/5 - This is another issue that has finally hit my expectations. By the end of this issue, I feel this series is headed in the direction I hoped it would from the beginning. Then again, who doesn't love Jason Todd? I mean, besides The Joker.

UNCANNY X-MEN #5 - 3/5 - I don't fully understand why I pick up this series. I hate Cyclops and I'm a huge Wolverine fan. I think I might be buying this just so I can see the "full" picture of the Schism. Then again, Magneto was pretty cool in this issue. So maybe it's because of him.

Comic of the Week:

BATMAN #5 - 5/5 - This issue! Wow! So much to say about it! The art, the story, the everything about it! It's all great! On a serious note, this is one of my favorite New 52 series. The story here is getting so addicting and it makes me wish I could get the next issue instantly every time I read it. The Court of Owls event is coming up and this is leading right into it. There were also cool ways of reading the issue that have a lot to do with what is going on in the story. If you like anything about Batman, you should be reading this series.

Cover of the Week:

Amazing Spider-Man #678

Really like the layout of this cover. I'm really into good composition so this made me happy. The rain looks a bit to thick but that's minor.

Next Week's Comics:

-Batman: The Dark Knight #5

-Green Lantern: New Guardians #5

-Justice League #5

-GamerGeek360

@Xandurson

3 Comments
3 Comments
Posted by stormtrance1618
Posted by zackattack529

i aggree with you about the green lantern corps title but one thing i dont like about the new characters is cmon! they couldve at least distinguished them better. especially the facial textures they all look like brothers or something...or maybe they are related...guess we will all find out later issues lol

Posted by GamerGeek360

@stormtrance1618 said:

Dude, this is the second week in a row we seem to agree a lot!!!

http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/stormtrance1618/quick-reviews-11812/87-77430/

Great minds think a like!

@zackattack529 said:

i aggree with you about the green lantern corps title but one thing i dont like about the new characters is cmon! they couldve at least distinguished them better. especially the facial textures they all look like brothers or something...or maybe they are related...guess we will all find out later issues lol

I was thinking the same thing. Can't wait to learn more about them.