Looking for comics to bury your head in this week? Well, allow me to make some suggestions. Of this week’s many releases, Avengers Vs. X-Men #5, Before Watchmen Minutemen #1, and Detective Comics #10 are the most entertaining reads. Read on for reviews of each comic below!
Avengers Vs. X-Men #5
The mighty Marvel event continues! Matt Fraction and John Romita Jr. bring us yet another thrilling, shocking issue in this legendary comics event. Avengers Vs. X-Men #5 marks the end of the event’s first act, and you won’t believe the surprises it holds in its pages!
Captain America and his Avengers and Cyclops and the X-Men are about to face off on the moon when the Phoenix force arrives for Hope, its chosen host. But things take an unexpected turn when Iron Man arrives on the scene, and the result may prove catastrophic for Earth.
The writing and art, as usual, are fabulous, and seem to be improving with every issue. Matt Fraction proves once again he is one of Marvel’s best writers, and John Romita Jr. provides gorgeous artwork, as always.
With dozens of famous Marvel characters together in one comic battling it out, what’s not to like?
Before Watchmen Minutemen #1
Darwyn Cooke, the man responsible for the incredible DC series The New Frontier, draws and writes Before Watchmen Minutemen #1. And he does a marvelous job. Readers will be anxiously awaiting the next issue.
This issue chronicles the origins of the Minutemen, a seemingly integral piece of the complex Watchmen puzzle.
Darwyn Cooke has long been one of the most popular people in comics. His distinct, irresistible style bleeds onto the pages of this magnificent issue, and he adds a vintage feel to the Watchmen universe. Fans of both Cooke and Watchmen will dig what this issue has to offer.
Detective Comics #10
Detective Comics takes a violent turn with this tenth issue, which introduces a new villain that will give Batman a run for his money. Tony Daniel returns as writer and Ed Benes illustrates the issue, and I must say, these two were meant to make this book.
When Bruce Wayne encounters a group of Batman impostors, he must do everything in his power to bring them to justice. But their real intentions are more dangerous-and more terrifying-than he could have ever imagined.
Daniel’s writing keeps improving with each new issue, and here he has truly outdone himself. He brings the characters to life so well that readers will be half expecting to look outside and see Batman running around chasing villains. And Ed Benes proves what a fine artist he is, creating an even darker, more cutthroat Gotham City for the Caped Crusader to protect.
If you haven’t picked up this book yet, now’s a great time to do so.