Seriously, my pull list was HUGE. Check it:
|a+x 3||gambit 7|
|amazing spider-man 700||hawkeye 6|
|astonishing x-men 57||indestructible hulk 2|
|avengers 2||JiM 647|
|avengers arena 2||thor: got 3|
|cable & x-force 2||thunderbolts 2|
|captain america 2||watx 22|
|captain marvel 8||x-factor 249|
|daredevil 21||x-men legacy 3|
|FF 2||x-treme x-men 8|
Also in place of a well-written review I suggest you check out writer Matt Fraction's write-up on the issue ( he did one for FF #2 as well) as it is like a DVD commentary and is excellent.
Then there's the aforementioned Dr Strange interlude. I'm reading Dr. Strange: Master of the Mystic Arts, also known as Dr Strange Vol 2, written by Steve Englehart with art by Frank Brunner.
It's pretty good. So far we've had giant evil bunnies, Death (or just a guy with an exposed skull maybe, you never can tell) and a weird "unreality" inside a crystal.
|"We were not on acid at the time" sure guys, sure.|
Also the original Defenders make an appearance and in the unreality dimension Valkyrie is their queen, which is pretty much perfect.
For some reason I find it a lot easier to deal with the classic look of these stories as opposed to the X-Men ones, but maybe I'm just better at reading comics these days, who knows. They're simplistic, the writing is so weirdly hyperbolic, and the art is old but quite pretty to look at.
|Although some of the stuff will make you cringe.|
As for the other stuff this week so far the only other thing I bothered to make screencaps of was the shit in A+X that bothered me, namely the bullshit sexism in the Gambit/Hawkeye story:
But then I read X-Treme X-Men and was soothed by this:
Apparently there is an alternate universe in which Wolverine and Hercules are lovers. Goodness.
I was also grossed out by this weird starwhale alternate universe version of Xavier:
Maybe more caps later? I might just drown in comics before Young Avengers comes out in January, gosh that would suck. Dear Marvel please space out all this good shit in future because this week was really very stressful, love, Katy xx.