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First, in general comic book news, I discovered that there is a brand new comic shop that is literally on my way home from work and has friendly staff who don't skeeve me out and didn't bat an eye when I said I was looking for old Barbie comics. And they do pull lists, no minimum, so I may trend that way after some of my Marvel subscriptions run out. Yay.

New books:
Black Widow #6 - Edmondson, Noto
So... was that meant to be the end of that arc? What? Molot has been revived, so Natasha kills him again, then she captures Dran, who manages to kill himself, and then she goes home and introspects. This book already would not have been winning awards for pacing, but this was terrible. What a disappointment of a 'resolution.' In the end, it didn't mean anything for Natasha's character, or for anyone else. All it did was leave an unresolved plot thread for further discovery - but what's the point, if the plot fizzles out as meaninglessly as this one did.

The Clint cameo amused me, though.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #4 - Ewing, Garbett
This book continues to delight, even though the nonlinearity of this issue left it feeling a little choppy, to me. In any case, now we have a Loki/Verity/Lorelai/Thor teamup, which is clearly going to be EXCELLENT.

X-Force #4 - Spurrier, Molina
I was really excited about this, because Fantomex POV + art that doesn't make me want to spork my eyes out. However, I'm not sure I'm really sold on Spurrier's take on Fantomex. I came to him by way of Remender, and Remender's Fantomex is not primarily a comic figure, which seems to be what Spurrier means him to be here. IDK. I will reserve judgment for a couple more issues, though. My subscription ends in a few issues anyway.

Old books
Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe #1 - Hastings, Camagni
This four-issue mini was sold to me as silly fun, but I found it kinda just too silly to be fun. Also, Longshot's look may have been updated from the 90s, but it has not been updated enough.

Deadpool #19 - Posehn/Duggan, Shalvey/Bellaire
So this is the end of the Shalvey/Bellaire arc. I have less to say about it than I might have expected, although I think the arc would benefit from a reread all at once. The art continued to be great.

Amazing X-Men #1 - Aaron, Guinness
This was awfully fun! It's the book that gets us Nightcrawler back, which is neat, since I recall liking him in the second movie, but he's been dead since I started reading comics actively. My favorite part was Firestar, though. I got to know her through that one-shot I read a while back, so I was pleased to see her in any case, but the running gag of her trying to just teach her class amused me muchly. (Probably because it was her and not me.) Definitely looking forward to the next issue to be up on MU.

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notoriousreign
May. 17th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Longshot in the X-Factor series afterwards looks sooooooo much better.
snickfic
May. 17th, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
You mean the new X-Factor series? Is he in that? Or do you mean the old one?
notoriousreign
May. 17th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Not the All-New X-Factor one, the one called X-Factor Investigations that came out during the early to mid 2000s. Midway through Longshot appears lookin fine as hell.
snickfic
May. 17th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ah, gotcha. Yeah, in this mini he just looks really silly.
ladymercury_10
May. 17th, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hooray for finding a new comics store!

I was pretty bored by that Longshot comic, too, even though I loved Longshot in X-Factor.
snickfic
May. 18th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was recced to me or I never would have tried it, but it just didn't doo anything for me.
dhampyresa
May. 18th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
Agent of Asgard continues to be excellent and I'll second (third?) that Longshot is great in X-Factor.
snickfic
May. 18th, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
Agent of Asgard is just so much FUN. May it continue for many, many issues.
geckoholic
May. 20th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
We already established that we disagree on Black Widow in general XD but yeah, well, as a conclusion for the arc that didn't exactly knock it out of the park. BUT YES. CLINT CAMEO. HEEH.

Deadpool's on my list, too. I was gonna start from the beginning, but lost the files, so I'll start with that run.
snickfic
May. 20th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
I haven't read a ton of Deadpool. Pretty much just this arc (for the art), and then him as a team member on Remender's Uncanny X-Force, where I fell in love with him. He is great fun on teams though. Every team needs a Deadpool.
geckoholic
May. 20th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
I've got two friends who are all over him, that's how I got interested. XD Read Night Of The Living Deadpool, because zombies, and liked him there. But lol, I can imagine, him in teams. XD
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