BOUGHT: 52 #2 All-Star Batman & Robin 4 Annihilation Nova 2 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 205 Captain America 18 DMZ 7 Haunt of Horror Edgar Allen Poe 1 Marvel Adventures Avengers 1 Marvel Legacy 1970s Handbook Moon Knight 2 Ms. Marvel 3 New Mangaverse 5 Spider-Man Unlimited 15 Superman/Batman 25 Underworld 4 Wolverine Origins 2 X-Men 186 X-Man Fairy Tales 1 THOUGHT: 52 #2 - The mysteries deepen as the story begins to unfold. Has my interest so far. Let's see if it pans out with 50 more issues to go. All-Star Batman & Robin 4 - ....... This has to be the biggest piece of **** I ever had the displeasure of reading. I think this' my LAST issue of this, Jim Lee's art be hanged. However, I did like the creative use of gatefold pages. That was clever in a sea of turds. Annihilation Nova 2 - Nova meets up with Drax and they meet up with Quasar. Slowly but surely, the players get introduced. Plus gotta love the brief bios in the back of each book. Captain America 18 - Another good start to what looks to be an interesting arc. Bucky's being handled a bit better than Jason Todd is now and we even got some Union Jack action going. Not to mention the return of old foes and three different stories bound to come to an explosive crash! Marvel Adventures Avengers 1 - Not bad, but felt a bit rushed. And silly. What I would've liked was an explanation on this all-new, all-different team. It's not the Avengers, and it's not the NEW Avengers. It's a completely different Avengers with a completely different government status and completely different Ultron. Maybe I missed the seeds for this in the other MA titles. But, what the hell, at least their first story lasted a SINGLE issue, so I'll check it out to see if yet another writer can do a superior Avengers tale to Bendis. Marvel Legacy 1970s Handbook - I love these books. A MUST for any collector. Moon Knight 2 - More of a look into MK's past and more questions raised. Oooh, suspense. Ms. Marvel 3 - Meh. Kind of anticlimactic in this issue. Story was a bit weak and was just a big set-up for future things. At least it's 3 issues in WITH story progression. New Mangaverse 5 - And another suck. The first go around was good. This was just...not. Didn't see that cliffhanger coming at the end, though. That was a nice touch. Nice enough to get me curious as to what happened, dammit. Not that I'm expecting a round 3 outta this franchise. Spider-Man Unlimited 15 - Two short tales barely featuring the wall-crawler, focusing on unsung heroes within the MU. Not much action, but nicely written. Superman/Batman 25 - And so all the questions are answered. Joker's cosmic game. All the cross-time-world things. All the duplicates. 25 issues to tell one very long story whose plot I was NEVER able to follow 100%. I'm just glad it's finally over...now, can we have some more grounded stories, please? Underworld 4 - Dio gets some new gear, some new powers, and tangles with the Punisher. Oh, yeah, and a buncha super baddies up his ass. Definitely one of Marvel's sleeper hits. Wolverine Origins 2 - Set-up for the next issue really, and we find out Wolvie has a connection to Nuke. And you thought he was just a DD villain...pshaw! X-Man Fairy Tales 1 - Different, give it that much. Although we shouldn'ta been surprised about it's solicitation after the Uncanny X-Men they reprinted in Milestones. Nice little segway into this.