Reviews: Archer & Armstrong, Age of Ultron & More

Some short reviews and thoughts on what I bought this week!
Age of Ultron #9

In this penultimate issue of Age of Ultron we find how Wolverine sorts out any potential time paradoxes! We move away from the second future, and move back towards the initial problems with Ultron in the final issue. There may be too much Wolverine for some readers, but it’s well done and the final panel is just creepy! Now we just want to see how it all pans out at the end and what the fallout is!
As an addition, it was amusing to see Wolverine in his old costume!

Archer & Armstrong #10

We move on here to Area 51 and aliens. This series continues to be one of the best new titles I’ve been reading. The storytelling is well paced and the art is a fun smooth style. Archer & Armstrong’s relationship continues to grow and the addition of new villains and new mysteries is excellent. The ending went somewhere I wasn’t expecting and I’m looking forward to seeing what goes next.

Cable & X-Force #9

This issue moves away from Cable and his team and focuses on Hope. There’s a nice cross to Uncanny Avengers (which I don’t read) and you just need to know enough about the characters to get an idea. Hope’s method of escaping the the UA is innovative and a good use of her powers. So it’s a nice way to get her ‘off the grid’ I don’t think that this is all going to be settled nicely soon!

Django Unchained #4 of 6

“You had my curiosity, now you have my attentions” Yes, fans of the film, that’s the point we’re at now. This series continues to be an excellent adaptation of the film – one of the best I’ve seen in fact. With the gritty art and pacing, combined with Tarentino’s dialog we get an excellent ride, and gruesome too! This is going to look great collected!

Iron Man #11

The origin of Tony Stark continues – before he was born. This combination of present day Tony dealing with the past and Howard dealing with his present is excellent – In fact I would happily read a mini series about Howard Stark, who has spent too long in the background. The attention to detail is brilliant, from clothes to cars. There’s still a way to go with this adventure, but nothing seems out of place with the character!

Thanos Rising #3

The early days of the Mad Titan continue, with a close look at his adventures before he became the man we know him today. The travelling around the universe was well done, with casual mentions of the Cosmic Cube and Galactus – all of which will have a bearing on Thanos in the future. It’s pretty grim reading – especially at the end, but we knew what to expect from this character. The art seems to have settled nicely and there are some excellent scenes and spreads here!

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