Day 77: All-New Wolverine #2 (2015)

COMIC TITLE: All-New Wolverine #2 (2015)
David Lopez and David Navarrot– Artists
Tom Taylor– Writer
November 25, 2015
Marvel Comics

All-New_Wolverine_Vol_1_2We are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and we are sort of at the halfway point of the month. We have checked out everyone from Spider-Gwen, Gamora, Jessica Jones, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Scarlet Witch, The Mighty Thor, and X23 a.k.a. The All-New Wolverine. In the last issue, we know that Laura lives in a world where Logan is no longer around and now she has to fight the injustices of the world. She saves the son of a scientist in Paris from some assassins where Laura discovers that it’s a clone of her. She finds out that there are many more out there and they will not stop until their brand of justice is served. In this issue, she goes to the Alchemax Genetics facility where these clones were created and she finds out that they want to kill everyone involved. Something just doesn’t seem right and after a chance meeting with one of them, she decides to follow them, but it may turn out to be a grave mistake. To read the issue and read anything else from the comic, just click here to go to Marvel.

Ab3QDupGI am honestly regretting not continuing my subscription to this comic because it just keeps getting better and better every single time that I read an issue. Granted, I have only read the first two issues, but these issues are action packed and there is a huge event that has an impact in the series right at the end. Marvel knows exactly what they are doing to get you hooked into the series and they do it right. I loved the interactions with the clones, I thought it was an interesting scenario especially when your faced with looking at your own clones. Now she knows how Logan felt when he first met her! I am wondering however where they go to from here because it looks like things are going to heat up for sure. The artwork is pretty good, but at times they get lazy with certain figures who aren’t really important to the story. They cut a little corners, but everyone does that these days. The panels are easy to follow along with so you shouldn’t have a problem there. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 76: Wonder Woman #1 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Wonder Woman #1 (2016)
Liam Sharp– Artist
Greg Rucka– Writer
June 22, 2016
DC Comics

Wonder_Woman_Vol_5_1“Drawing Wonder Woman isn’t just drawing a comic, it’s drawing an icon—the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world. To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new storyline scribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without a doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics.” That is a quote provided to us thanks to DC Comics from artist Liam Sharp who talks about drawing one of the most iconic female characters in history. She is also why I decided to celebrate Women’s History Month here on the blog and today’s issue is to commemorate how many years she has actually been around which is 76 years. In the last issue, we know that Diana thinks something is wrong, but she wants answers and she wants them quick. After discovering that she wasn’t in actual Olympus, she continues her journey. So, Diana this time around travels this time to Bwunda, but she is not met with open arms. Meanwhile, the government is wondering what she is doing there so they talk to a familiar face to find out what is going on. To read more about the issue and anything else Wonder Woman related, just click here to go to DC’s site.

wonder woman 1As far as this issue is concerned, I understand the direction they decided to head in with this one because you needed to have sub plots in the story to set up future issues and problems. The coolest aspect of the story is definitely Diana making it to this place and traveling through the jungle looking for someone to help her find the truth. It gets pretty intense as she goes through it and that is definitely an exciting part of the comic. On the other end, we see guys from A.R.G.U.S. who may or may not know what is going on with her, but we don’t enough to make that call other than they do keep tabs on her. Things should get interesting as we move along so I’ll be looking forward to it. The artwork for the comic is really good and they definitely improved on the cover for the issue for sure. It’ll be interesting to see where they go from here especially with the way it ends with the action packed ending. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A

Day 75: Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 (2016)
Liam Sharp and Paulo Siqueira – Artists
Greg Rucka– Writer
June 8, 2016
DC Comics

Wonder_Woman_Rebirth_Vol_1_1In 2016, DC Comics celebrated 75 years of Wonder Woman, the first female superhero that was created by William Moulton Marston. She is also going to be the first female superhero to ever get her own film on the silver screen which was directed by Patty Jenkins, but it only took 76 years to get that accomplished. To celebrate both of those things, we are covering Wonder Woman for today and tomorrow to help us continue to celebrate Women’s History Month as well. Everything in the world just doesn’t feel normal right now to Diana, Princess of Themyscira who is known to the rest of the world as Wonder Woman. She is starting to question things because something just doesn’t feel right with her memories like things are changing all the time for her. After she gives us a little bit of a history lesson of who she is, she decides that she is going to test out her theory with the helmet of Ares. If she can crush it, then something is not real and after she does, she tries the lasso of truth to find out that she has indeed been deceived, but by who? That becomes the question as she travels to Mt Olympus for answers. To read the rest of the issue and anything else DC Comics related, please click here.

wonder womanOne thing is for certain when it comes to this issue of Wonder Woman and it’s I definitely like where they are going story wise. I like the idea that she is starting to question her own history or story as she puts it. She’s obviously question the New 52 and anything else other writers have done in the past with her character. Wonder Woman is definitely engaging you to be invested in the story which is exactly what you would want from her because you want to find out what in the hell is going on as well. Is she being deceived and by who is the question that we all are wondering. I don’t have a problem with the artwork because I do enjoy the style of it, but the covers could have been better in my opinion for this issue. I let that slide because it’s just the Rebirth issue after all. The picture I chose for this paragraph was one of my favorite moments from the story because you can see all different versions of her including a part of the really old version of her. I thought that was a very cool touch to the story indeed. The panels are easy to follow along with so you shouldn’t have an issue there and I definitely recommend this one to anyone. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A

Day 74: Ms. Marvel #1 (2015)

COMIC TITLE: Ms. Marvel #1 (2015)
Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona– Artists
G. Willow Wilson– Writer
November 18, 2015
Marvel Comics

Ms._Marvel_Vol_4_1We are moving right along smoothly as we celebrate Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics In 365 Days and for today we are going with a character that may confuse some considering there is a Captain Marvel and a Ms. Marvel now in the Marvel Universe. At one time, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) was Ms. Marvel until Marvel decided to make her the Captain. Now we have Kamala Khan is our brand new Ms. Marvel in today’s issue Ms. Marvel #1. Ms. marvel is having one heck of a time as a member of the Avengers along with Tony Stark, Nova, Thor (Jane Foster), Captain America (Sam Wilson), Vision, and Spider-Man (Miles Morales). So what could possibly be going wrong for her? Oh yeah, you see there is this thing called life that seems to be plaguing her like homework, friends, and a love life. What is Ms. Marvel to do now that her main squeeze that she thought was has someone new? Well, I think you should read about it for yourself. To find out more on how to read the issue, etc. please click here to go to Marvel’s website.

SJOkVkTjListen I get why Marvel decided to do what they did with this comic book, but what is contained inside this issue initially made me stop buying it. This is like watching an episode of the Gilmore Girls, but with cool superheroes that make appearances on occasion. That is what bothered me about the comic to begin with so I couldn’t go any further with it because I am not the target audience for it. I am not saying that it’s bad in anyway, but not my cup of tea. The panels are easy to follow along with and read so you shouldn’t have an issue there. I definitely like the artwork in the comic so I am not going to downgrade that in any way, but as I said I am not a fan of the story. I chose the artwork to the side because that is basically what the comic was about for me. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: B-

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A

Entertainment Value: B-

Day 73: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2015)

COMIC TITLE: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (2015)
Natacha Bustos– Artist
Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder– Writers
November 25, 2015
Marvel Comics

moon girlWe are moving right along smoothly as we celebrate Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics In 365 Days and for today we are going with a character that rolls like a G named Moon Girl with her very own dinosaur who happens to be a legend in Devil Dinosaur. You see she doesn’t know yet that fate is about to strike, but for Lunella Lafayette she’s not like your average kid. In fact, she is way too smart to be with kids her age and school is not enhancing her brain in any way. All she wants to do is win the prestigious Stark Award that is given to scientists, but like I said fate is about to strike. Lunella finds a glowing orb that is called a Nightstone, but when it starts to glow, her gym teacher takes it and plays with it, but it causes something to happen that is felt in a world that was so long ago that dinosaurs were around. Now she is about to make a new friend who is going to help her out in more ways than one. To read more about the issue and what happens next, please click here to go to Marvel.

G-vlcxHfI couldn’t be any more excited to continue reading a comic book like I am for this one and I’ll most certainly tell you why. Marvel was able to take something that I love dear in Dinosaurs and Tyrannosaurus Rex’s and put them into a comic book. Then you take that and you partner it up with a human in the modern world? Yes I am sold and I will be reading a lot more of this to be exact. The first issue of the comic could serve as an origin story of sorts for Lunella who we find out is an Inhuman, but more importantly you don’t know about the dynamics of Devil Dinosaurs other relationship back long ago. To do that, you just have to find issues of Devil Dinosaur to get that. It’s a very fun comic to own and the story is fun even though this could be targeted to teens as well. The artwork is very cool especially when we are in the modern times. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you should definitely check it out. Here are my final grades:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 72: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (2015)

COMIC TITLE: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (2015)
Erica Henderson– Artist
Ryan North– Writer
October 28, 2015
Marvel Comics

unbeatableWe are moving right along smoothly as we celebrate Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics In 365 Days and for today we are going with a character that I honestly did not know much about until I bought the first issue. The character that I am talking about is The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl who has a funny jab at Marvel saying that this is the second number one issue in the same year for her. Right when you open up the issue, she is saving people from a fire in a building along with her friends Chipmunk Hunk, Koi Boi, and her trusty sidekick Tippy-Toe. After saving the day, she remembers that she has to have lunch with her mom, but there is one condition, she has to bring her roommate Nancy Whitehead with her. After agreeing to go with her, they end up having a good time at the lunch despite the embarrassing stories Squirrel Girl’s mother tells. When they get back to the apartment , they are met with an outdated surprise that they can either demolish or help into the 21ST Century. To read more about the issue and anything else Squirrel Girl related, please click here to go to Marvel.

8QvUsMCbI have to be honest in saying that I wasn’t really sure how I felt about the comic and it’s not a bad thing. I just honestly feel like U.S.G. could be targeted for teenagers who are looking to get into comic books because it has that kind of humor. The only thing is with her is that I really do like the character of Squirrel Girl. She’s hip and she’s honestly very relatable because she is going through a phase where she is now an Avenger and she is trying her best to make sure she fits the mold. How many of us have gone through that in our lives where we finally make a team or a group and we want to do our best to succeed. The artwork is your prototypical comic book look and layout and I really like that about it because it feels like a traditional old school comic book.The panels are easy to follow along with so you shouldn’t have a problem following along. I definitely think that if you need a new female superhero in your life and one that is outrageously cute then you should check out The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 71: Marvel’s Jessica Jones #1 Custom Edition (2015)

COMIC TITLE: Marvel’s Jessica Jones #1 (2015)
Michael Gaydos– Artist
Brian Michael Bendis– Writer
September 14, 2015
Marvel Comics

nImysIakWe are moving right along smoothly as we celebrate Women’s History Month here on 365 Comics In 365 Days and for today we are going with a character that I honestly did not know much about. Of course I am talking about Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the investigator who has Hell’s Kitchen and New York on it’s heels as of late with the Netflix original series which has exploded into a legit series. It also helped spawn Marvel into a Netflix TV show empire as well. The issue that I have for you guys today was a custom edition issue that was meant as a companion piece of sorts for the release of the season of the TV series. In the issue, Jessica is looking for someone as usual and she tracks him all the way to the local hospital. Usually she has to beat people up to get answers, but someone already did the job for her on poor Turk. Turk describes this character as the devil of Hell’s Kitchen and that has Jessica very intrigued to find this guy and so the journey begins. To read more about the issue and all that fun stuff from Marvel, then please click here.

O4fHxTjAI am not a super crazy fan of Jessica Jones, but I figured I would give her a shot and I didn’t realize how short this issue really is. With that being said, I am going to be honest in saying that the issue was actually pretty good, but I just would have loved to see a full issue out of it. This just made me believe that it was like a short film version of a comic book. I think having Daredevil in the issue was a definite benefit and a good way to get people interested in the series for sure because we all know what is coming to Netflix soon. The artwork is ok in my opinion, it’s nothing too fancy, but it’s gritty which I think perfectly fits what the comics mood is. That is actually the element that I enjoyed because the artwork isn’t super awesome, but the grittyness lets you remember where you are and what kind of a comic it is. The panels are super easy to read and follow along to and this may be an issue that you want to see if you can get. I have it because it was offered for free on the Marvel app. Check out my grades below:

 

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A

Character Representation: A

Entertainment Value: A