Monday, April 29, 2013

A+X #7

"Iron Man + Beast"
Writer: Zeb Wells
Penciler: Dale Keown
Inker: Norman Lee
Color Artist: Morry Hollowell
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

"The Mighty Thor + Iceman"
Writer: Christopher Yost
Artists: Orphans Cheeps (R'John Bernales & Chris Turcotte)
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 24th, 2013 

The first half of this book had me a bit excited. I love interactions between the super brains that exist in the Marvel Universe and recently Hank McCoy and Tony Stark have been my favorites. Their brain bumping always seems to end in some sort of issue and here it is with a revamped Hulkbuster that doesn't respond well due to a virus that is within. With a quick cameo from Bruce Banner (another great scientist) and some...well anti-hulkbusting the first half of the issue left me with a smile on my face.

The second half surprised me a bit. I am loving Thor on my side read of his current solo book and Iceman is always fun to see joke around but I wasn't sure how they would react to one another. Also, I was uncertain about the incredibly "The Batman" looking art style that slid into the frames. Regardless, the fight with the two heroes against Ymir was enjoyable to see and there were a few argh-worthy puns said by Iceman that made me smile. It was a fun little story which really shouldn't surprise me because I have a bit of a history loving Yost's work.

I am always iffy on this title. I was originally told that it was supposed to be a limited series but it doesn't seem to have an end in sight AND I can't seem to find the fact that it is limited anywhere anymore so I bite my lower lip in thought. Now that I am not so sure how long it will be I need to think long and hard about my desire to continue to pick it up. Yes it is fun but that only goes so far for $3.99 a month. I will revisit this next issue.

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