Comic Fodder

Comics I Read 2/21 - 2/28

Four comics only this week, I light week I guess. All four comics where great. There was only one of the bunch I thought was the weakest link. I'll save that for last. As usual the comments below are for YOU to tell me if you agree or disagree but also to tell me what YOU read this week....

Civil War #7 Written by Mark Millar/ Art by Steve McNiven -- What can be said about this comic that hasn't already? I can tell you I'm glad the crossover is finished. I'm excited for all the potential new stories Civil War set-up. I thought the last issue was a good ending to the story and I wasn't let down in the least. I recommend this mini-series to anyone looking to get into comics. It's a great starting ground, a map of the new Marvel Landscape. As usual McNiven NAILS the art, well worth the delays.

Powers #23 Written by Brian M. Bendis/ Art by Michael A. Oeming -- If you haven't been following Powers since the title moved from Image to it's new home in Marvel's creator-owned imprint, Icon, then you need only read the "Previously in Powers" section at the beginning of this issue to catch up with the story so far. This seems to be where the series has been building since it's first issue. Bendis and Oeming clearly have a grand plan for the book and I have a feeling we're moving closer in that direction with every passing issue. This book is not to be missed.

The New Avengers: Illuminati #2 of 5 Written by Brian M. Bendis and Brian Reed/ Art by: Jim Cheung -- This book examines how Marvel's secret team of super-heroes (Professor X, Namor, Black Bolt, Iron Man, Dr. Strange and Reed Richards) have handled various threats over the course of Marvel history. In this issue we get to see what happens when Reed tries to collect all the Infinity Gems, for the Infinity Gauntlet. His intentions are in the right place but he struggles to fight against the corruption all that power brings. It sets-up some potential interesting plot threads for a future Infinity Gauntlet based crossover. Hopefully Bendis and Reed have something planned down the line that they're laying the groundwork for here.

Punisher War Journal # 4 Written by Matt Fraction/ Art by Mike Deodato -- I've really been enjoying this series, up until this issue, which felt like filler to me. It seems the next few issue pick up with moving the story along again, plus the aftermath of Punisher taking Captian America's disgarded costume at the end of Civil War I'm not dropping this book yet, but this issue was weak. A silly story that seemed more like an excuse to let Fraction be funny that tell a character motivated story, which is okay once and a while but will be less okay if it starts becoming a habit for this book. Here's hoping next issue is better.

That's it for this week, like I said, it was pretty light. As for what's coming out on are the titles I'm looking forward to:


Civil War Front Line #11 (Of 11), $2.99
Daredevil #94, $2.99
Doctor Strange Oath #5 (Of 5), $2.99
Iron Man #15, $2.99
Runaways #24, $2.99


Walking Dead #35, $2.99