Welcome to The Honor Roll, a new weekly feature focusing on comics I have read and enjoyed over the past 7 days. A place to round up and give a shout out to some great books that didn’t get the time for a formal review. These books could be new, old, or coming soon…the biggest rule is there are very few rules, just focusing on the good stuff. Alright, enough yapping, let’s get down to business:
1. The Massive #1: yeah, I did a full blown review on this one and it doesn’t come out until June 13, 2012, but I had to give it a second shout out. This thing is that damn good. People thought Saga made waves, this one is set to make waves just as big, no pun intended. One hell of a great commentary by a fantastic writer who has paired himself with a great artist.
2. The Savage Hawkman #9: Liefeld’s first kick at the Hawkman can is a great step forward from the plummeting debacle that was the first 8 issues. This isn’t the perfect comic, but it has a LOT more potential than this series has had since the beginning. Love him or hate him, Liefeld will bring more action to this book, pure and simple. The art by Joe Bennett is excellent, and I look forward to the next issue.
3. Avenging Spider-Man #7: The Spider-Man buddy book has never been as good as this issue. A one-shot, Kathryn and Stuart Immonen bring She-Hulk and Spider-Man into an absolutely bizarre, yet fantastic adventure that is as entertaining as any book on the shelf. I was a week or so late on this one but it more than deserves the shout out. This is pure awesome.
4. X-O Manowar #1: This is a re-read, because I simply quite enjoyed it. Upon re-read, I realized how much I enjoyed it. Great art, great script, really looking forward to issue #2.
5. Civil War HC: Yep, the major Marvel event from a few years back has re-entered my mind with all this Avengers Vs. X-Men jazz. It isn’t the best book ever, but by no means the worst. This event was really my gateway back into comics, though I did read it in trade format long after the fact. Nevertheless, the book brought me back into Marvel full force and while some of my favourite characters were warring, I enjoyed the storyline. McNiven’s art is exceptional and this is my favourite book I have ever read by Mark Millar.
Time to sound off! You know what I read and liked, how about you?