• The Avengers - The Search for She-Hulk Part 2
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    The Avengers – The Search For She-Hulk Part 2

    A Comic A Day #28 This is the filler issue for the arc – we get the big smash-up fight between She-Hulk and the Avengers, which does not really advance the story.  Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, Ant-Man is dealing with being a divorced father and…

  • The Avengers - The Search for She-Hulk Part 1
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    The Avengers – The Search for She-Hulk Part 1

    A Comic A Day #27 This is an odd point for The Avengers, being written by Geoff Johns, who is primiarly known for his years of work on numerous DC titles.  His stories tend to be overwrought and grandiose, so it will be interesting to…

  • The Hulk and Power Man and Iron Fist
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    The Hulk and Power Man and Iron Fist

    A Comic A Day #26 This is pretty standard, goofy late-’70’s Marvel fare.  It is also a typical annual edition – jammed with characters, pointless character cameos (Spider-Man just swings by), and good guys fighting each other due to a misunderstanding, then eventually coming together…

  • Captain America - The Initiative No. 26
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    Captain America – The Initiative No. 28

    A Comic A Day #25 The Red Skull has fully infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., with his daughter, Sin, posing as Tony Stark’s most-trusted agent, and Dr. Faustus brainwashing agents.  In the meantime, Bucky is being hunted by Falcon and Agent 13, while he hunts Red Skull.  There…

  • Captain America - The Initiative No. 26
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    Captain America – The Initiative No. 27

    A Comic A Day #24 I forgot to mention it yesterday, but Steve Epting’s art in this series is great.  It adds a gritty realism to a darker, updated Captain America.  As a Bucky fan, this issue is really enjoyable – he is fighting against…

  • The Joy Luck Club Buddy Read
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    The Joy Luck Club Buddy Read

    Buddy Reading This month my friend Ana (@librariana she’s amazing!) and I are reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Ana and I have had some interesting conversations about immigrant stories.  She and I both come from immigrant parents and we agreed that there are…

  • Captain America - The Initiative No. 26
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    Captain America – The Initiative No. 26

    A Comic A Day #23 Ed Brubaker’s era of Captain America comics is amazing and this issue is no exception.  In the post-Civil War fallout, everyone surrounding Steve Rogers is trying to find how to cope and possibly reconcile.  At the same time, Red Skull…

  • Bishop
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    Bishop No. 2

    A Comic A Day #22 Like a number of the comics that I have selected thus far, this is another issue from just before the start of the Age of Apocalypse.  A nemesis of Bishop’s from the future has shown up in New York, leading…

  • The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix
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    The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix

    A Comic A Day #21  Like I mentioned before, Mr. Sinister is one of my favorite X-men foes, so I was eager to read this issue. It provides great background on him, his meeting of Apocalypse, and his forming of the Marauders (this may be…

  • The Incredible Hulk No. 403
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    The Incredible Hulk No. 403

    A Comic A Day #20 This issue did not really answer any of my questions from the previous one.  Instead, it is just more story development, with Hulk being tortured by Mentalo, at Red Skull’s behest, and the weakest Avengers team ever coming to investigate…