Prescriptions for 4/13/17

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Pick of the Week

Dr. Strange & the Sorcerers Supreme No. 7 made me like the Mindful One even more.  I loved Peter Parker’s reaction after discovering the true identity of their foe, he’s such a science nerd.

X-Men Blue No. 1 made me like Hank McCoy again, he has a blunt Guy Gardner vibe about him now.  I am curious about why the adult X-Men are just letting the kids wander around unsupervised like this. Kudos to Molina on the Juggernaut redesign! Cain looked fearsome again! Hank’s in serious trouble when he returns.  Canada in the Marvel universe seems like a horrid place with all those blasted Wendigos in the woods.

Amazing Spider-Man No. 26 is here because of the art! Stuart Immonen is a treasure!

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows No. 6 touched me to see Pete’s pride and joy interacting with Logan’s.  Surprised that Scott hasn’t moved on or hooked up with a Jean Clone.

Hellboy 1945 No. 2 added another wrinkle to the tapestry that Mignola & other writers have created.  I wonder if the Hell depicted in this issue is just a subsection of the Hell we have seen so far

The Flash No. 20 gave Iris some time to shine.  She definitely held her own.

Suicide Squad No. 15 showed the length that Deadshot would go for his daughter and Waller would go for her children.

Worthy Mentions:

Motor Crush No. 5 had an unexpected sci-fi element and ending.  It was not jarring and meshed well with the story.

Copperhead No. 12 showed us a truly horrible way to die that tops the chest-busting xenomorphs.

Dr. Aphra No. 6 might have christened a more likable rogue than Han Solo himself.  Her Wookie & droid companions are cooler too.

Black Panther and the Crew No. 1 actually had a more interesting flashback sequence.

Deadpool & the Mercs for Money No. 10 gave us a very comical and unexpected ending.

The Burn Pile:

Many books were extra meh but nothing worth burning or mentioning.

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