This week was a bit more manageable than last week’s, and I was even able to read all my comics on the train ride home and everything. This week had six books: Invincible Iron Man #21, Deadpool #18, Black Widow Deadly Origin #2, New Avengers Annual, Nation X #1, and Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk.
There are SPOILERS in this post. Do not read if you don’t want them.
Invincible Iron Man #21: STEVE!!!! I really, really want to say something that’s, y’know, coherent and not just basically fangirl handflapping, but… STEVE!
*ahem* Anyway, I’m sure it goes without saying that I liked this comic. However, I would really like to smack Pepper Potts. No offense to any Pepper fans out there, but she bugs the hell out of me. What, is she Tony Stark’s indentured servant? Has she been forced to spend her whole life doing his bidding? If she’s waiting for the chance to become the central figure in her own life story, why doesn’t she just do it? The bottom line is, despite everything, she’s chosen to put Tony first time and time again, and it irritates me to listen to her whine about it. If she’s seeking Tony’s permission or approval for the right to take center stage of her own life, then she clearly doesn’t grasp the concept. It’s time to find a little self-respect there, Potts.
Deadpool #18: Nicely played there, Wade. Nicely played.
Black Widow Deadly Origin #2: I’ll admit that I only started reading this one because I was promised Clint Barton. This week, I got Clint Barton. I probably don’t need to say that the end made me freak right the hell out.
New Avengers Annual: STEVE!!!! Okay, so I liked this one. I love Clint and Bobbi and they were perfect in this one. (I will say I’m currently living in fear for the moment the Powers That Be at Marvel decide they’re moving too much towards a stable relationship and ruins it. Again.) The all-girl Avengers team was great, too
Also, every time Mockingbird kicks someone in the face, I love her just a little more.
Nation X #1: I actually really like this one. It was a good mix of comedy and poignant little moments. I enjoyed the story with Bobby Drake especially. I’m looking forward to the rest of this one.
Wolverine Under the Boardwalk: I haven’t picked up a Wolverine comic in ages, but this is a one-shot, so I figured what the heck. I have to ask: when is Logan going to learn that the kind of woman he attracts aren’t going to ever bring him anything but trouble?