Its not too often we get a look at the other side. Sure DC recently had “Penguin Pain and Prejudice” which was (to me) one of the few bright spots in their New 52, and I know Magneto, perhaps a bit more of an anti-hero than straight out villain, gets his fair share at staring in his own comics. Even so, comics that focus on villains tend to be few and far between. More so are comics that focus on the (potential) fall into becoming one. Something that Hopeless has been doing wonderfully through these first six issues.
WARNING! There will be spoilers if you aren’t up to date.
WARNING! This will probably not have much coherency in terms of order.
WARNING! Expect mild language.
At The Comical Librarian, I review Marvel’s latest OGN, The Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business, in which the stupidest part of Peter Parker’s backstory returns to send him on a globe-trotting adventure.
Ongoing books from a villain’s point-of-view are notoriously tricky propositions, but Cullen Bunn is off to a solid – if rougher than I’d like – start in Magneto #1. Check out the read/RANT review today!
She-Hulk #2 continues to put forth a strong argument this character-driven superhero/legal drama is one of the best new books on the shelves as Charles Soule and Javier Pulido follow up an excellent debut with an equally strong second issue.
A great second issue is one of the hardest things in all of comicdom to write. If the first issue is all about setting up the core themes or conflicts of your story, then the second has the much harder job of reiterating those ideas while simultaneously building upon them. The first is “What is this story going to be about?” and the second, “How?”
read the rest of my review at Comic Booked