My Thoughts on Dawn of X Wave 1

With a new year comes a new wave of Dawn of X. The Dawn of X relaunch came about from the status quo set up by Jonathan Hickman’s in House of X and Powers of X, exploring whatever Hickman didn’t want to in his core X-Men book. I’m still looking at that series over in Hanging with the HiX-Men, but what about the other titles?

I have been reading them, but I was unsure about how I’d tackle them. Whether they’d be part of Hanging with the HiX-Men or even if I would cover certain series. Eventually that snowballed into me just being very, very late with Hanging with the HiX-Men and I decided that briefer looks at all of the series would be for the best.

With the second wave of Dawn of X titles about to begin with Wolverine and the first six issues of the current series having been released, now is a good time to give my thoughts on the first wave. I’ve read all currently released issues of each of these series, six each, which is a more than fair amount of issues to gauge the series’ quality and form a founded opinion. Unlike my regular reviews, this will be much more informal, but I wanted to get these thoughts out quick.

With that in mind, here are my thoughts on ExcaliburFallen AngelsMaraudersNew Mutants and X-Force.

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Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 Review — A Brisk Read of Zero Substance

Written by Saladin Ahmed
Pencils by Federico Vicentini
Colours by Erick Arciniega
Letters by VC’s Cory Petit
Published by Marvel Comics

Cover price: $3.99 USD

The further into Absolute Carnage we get, the more I get the feeling that only comics inseparably tied to the symbiotes are going to be any good. While Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 has the benefit of Miles having some part in the Absolute Carnage crossover and having been involved in Donny Cates’ Venom, it doesn’t take advantage of that. Instead, Miles Morales #1 is just a superhero punch-up comic, and not an interesting one at that. Continue reading “Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 Review — A Brisk Read of Zero Substance”

Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 Review — A Surprisingly Fun Time

Written by Cullen Bunn
Pencils by Gerardo Sandoval
Inks by Victor Nava
Colours by Erick Arciniega
Letters by VC’s Cory Petit
Published by Marvel Comics

Cover price: $3.99 USD

The Absolute Carnage event is upon us and with it comes a bevy of tie-in miniseries. The first of those, and one of the ones I was most excited for, is Scream, featuring the eponymous symbiote and former She-Venom Patricia Robertson. While my expectations were relatively low, the issue doesn’t aspire to any lofty heights — it just wants to be a fun comic, and it succeeds in being just that.

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Best Comic Issues of 2018

2018 was an uneven year in terms of comics. A lot of series that were good took a nosedive, while others that were terrible managed to crawl their way to readability and sometimes even quality. But sometimes, there’s an outlier. Sometimes a single issue manages to say more than a series, or manages to elevate itself above the others. This is about those, the issues that stand as the best of the year. Continue reading “Best Comic Issues of 2018”