Comics take up a small fraction of my life now. Years ago, I was spending more than $100 each month on comics. Now, since I’m only following 11 series, I spend less than $30 a month. In order to save more money, I ship all my comic book orders at the end of the month. The picture above are the comic books that were released in February.
Since I’m too lazy to write a full review of all the comic books I just read, I’m gonna do a quickie of the top 3 that I liked the most instead. These are my top 3:
1. Wolverine and the X-Men #6
Post-Schism X-Men titles are doing pretty good these days (at least, in my book). But there’s nothing quite like Wolverine and the X-Men. It’s a hilarious book but still retains a measure of seriousness. Take issue #6, for example. You got the whole team inside Kitty, fighting the brood that has infested her body. Then, you also got a Wolverine/Quire team up to cheat an intergalactic casino to save their school. Just good fun.
2. Uncanny X-Force #22
I love Uncanny X-Force since its inception. #20, however, the issue that followed the epic Dark Angel Saga, was a huge disappointment. But the story picked up a bit in #22, and the story arc is starting to make sense a little bit. The change of scenery –from sci-fi of Dark Angel to the Arthurian fantasy of the current arc– is growing on me too. I also enjoyed Deadpool making Dungeons & Dragons references.
3. Fables #114
Fables is having a bit of a problem that the X-Men did a few years ago: Too many great characters in just one book. So now, Billingham is writing a lot of different arcs and scenarios in a single issue, turning the book’s progress into a crawl. But issue #114 got me all excited about the book again. Yes, there’s no real progress yet. However, there’s a sense of direction in this issue, and it involves: A magical toy boat; the future of Snow’s and Bigby’s cub; and Bufkin’s rebellion.
Well, those are my top 3 comics for the month of February. If I may ask, what were your top 3 issues last month?