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Secret Avengers #1 - Kot, Walsh
This book is pretty much designed for me. Silly and self-aware, art of a style that's aiming for something Aja-ish, lots of female characters and snark. I especially loved the Natasha + Jessica spa day that includes time at the range getting out all their frustrations. More, please (as soon as it shows up on Marvel Unlimited).

She-Hulk #1-2 - Soule, Pulido
Okay, I still can't quite look straight at the art on this book, because I find what Pulido's doing to Jen's face to be just that annoying, and I'm still having trouble seeing past it to the writing and the story. It seems fun, though, and again, female relationships, both with Jen's client in the first issue and with Patsy Walker in the a later issue.

Uncanny X-Men #1-3 - Bendis, Bachalo
I'm really boggled how the Schism managed to put all the living X-Men I care about (Wolverine, Storm, Beast) on one side and all the ones I don't (Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto) on the other. This book is about that latter group. However, Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men has gotten me marginally more excited about Scott than I was before and also about the role of mutants in politics and society, and I do kind of like some of the new kids in this particularly Fabio/Goldballs. I want to read more, just to see what's happening on this side of the X-verse.

However, I'd just like to say that Bachalo's art doesn't do for me what it apparently does for a lot of people. It all just looks so cutesy; it's what I'd expect from a "for girls!" comic book. I suppose the fact that Bachalo is a mainstream artist and not pigeonholed in the cutesy girl comic market speaks well of editorial, but it's still not doing anything much for me.

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ladymercury_10
Sep. 13th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)
Uncanny X-Men! It's been a little disorganized lately but I really loved the first couple arcs. There's one with Magik and Limbo stuff pretty early on that I super enjoyed. I really liked the awkwardly-thrown-together dynamic where everyone had messed up powers and were trying to look out for each other even though they didn't exactly get along.

I think it actually spins out of the first couple issues of All-New X-Men--they crossover a lot and so it makes more sense if you're reading both books.

The schism is definitely part of why Wolverine and Cyclops aren't on good terms anymore but I think the reason Scott has his specific team and is basically an outcast from the other X-Men has a lot to do with what went down during Avengers vs. X-Men.
snickfic
Sep. 13th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize UXM spun out of ANXM! I'm honestly more interested in the latter at this point, so I'll go read some if it, too.
ladymercury_10
Sep. 13th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)
It also comes out of the previous Uncanny Run and the whole AvX thing, but yeah, ANXM is where they go break Emma out of jail and where they pick up Eva Bell and some of that stuff.

I am excited you are reading UXM and ANXM. :D
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