Comics Briefly: Batman Inc. #1, Saga #3, Wolverine and the X-Men #10

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I still haven't quite balanced my lessened comic-buying habits with when to write about comics here on the blog, so here are the only three issues I bought over the last three weeks. I have been trying to mix in more graphic novel reviews, and there might be more back-issue reviews coming soon.

Issues arrived in stores as follows: Wolverine and the X-Men: 5/9 Saga: 5/16, Batman Inc: 5/23

Batman Inc. #1
Writer: Grant Morrison, Artist: Chris Burnham, Color: Nathan Fairbairn

That was half great, half sort of confusing, and all intensely strange. I think I liked it. I almost wrote off the ending as more pointless fake drama, but then I thought about it, and it could be kind of awesome. We'll see next month. I do still miss Steph and Cass (and Kate was part of round one, too!) but it's nice seeing, if briefly, some of the random third-stringers who were highlighted in the first set of Batman Inc. issues.

Saga #3
Writer: Brian K. Vaughn, Artist: Fiona Staples

Another great issue in a really interesting series. More new characters to fall for! More intriguing wrinkles about the characters we've met already! I especially liked the interaction between The Will and The Stalk, plus Isabella is funny. Action, drama, and humor. I like this book. If you like crazy, anything-goes space opera and awesome characters, you owe it to yourself to give Saga a try.

Wolverine and the X-Men #10
Writer: Jason Aaron, Penciler/Colorist: Chris Bacalo, Inkers: Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey and Victor Olazaba

Not as good as the last issue; too much Cyclops related angst for me. Everyone's angry, nobody makes that much sense. The friendship between Angel and Genesis is still something I quite like, but there's just too much crossover bleed in this issue, it drags down the pace and the tone.

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