Comic Reviews – 8-21-13

detail-2This was a relatively small week for me, but I did get to read a few really great books. Without further ado, here are this weeks review scores:

Chin Music #2 – 7.2

Avengers #18 – 8.8

Daredevil #30 – 9.2

Superior Spider-Man #16 – 8.9

X-Men #4 – 7.9

I left some bad reviews last week. I kind of felt taken for with the two Spier-Man titles. This week is different. Everything I read was good and worth the money spent. Especially Daredevil. Man is that book great.

This week, I got to see Chin Music re-enter the scene with a good offering. The more I sit on it, the more I like the book. Let’s hope that its release schedule ramps up and is faster than what it has been.

And again, Superior Spider-Man was a great read and is super fun. Humberto Ramos is a beast. The colors in this book, and in all Marvel books these days, are amazing. Sometimes, though, I wish I could see the pencils in a way similar to what we saw with the director’s cut of Scott Snyder’s Zero Year. I just find it fun to see the pencils without the inks and colors. I’d love to see Ramos’s art in this way.

Now it’s time to talk about my comic of the week. This is definitely the hardest decision on the matter that I have had so far. It boils down to two: Daredevil #30 and Avengers #18. As good as Daredevil was, I have to give the nod to Avengers #18. That was a great book in many ways. Before I get into too much detail, I have to admit that I have not been following Avengers at all since Marvel Now!. That aside, this issue is borderline amazing. Hickman showed me that I can read a great Avengers space opera involving epic space battles. The second half of the book ramped things up so much and didn’t seem to stop. The last few pages were awesome. This was at the bottom of my read pile and I wasn’t really looking forward to reading it as much as the others on my list despite enjoying last weeks Infinity premier. I’m so glad I read it. Hickman just picked up another regular reader on his Avengers title.

I can’t end this without saying how great the art was in that Avengers book. Kudos to Leinil Francis Yu for putting together some fine work.

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