All New All Different Marvel – Week 16

Two series premieres hit the shelves in week 16 of Marvel’s All New All Different relaunch, including the return of Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s Silver Surfer.

Forty-seven Avengers and Guardians books is great, and the buildup to a Marvel universe-wide Inhumans/X-Men race war sounds fun. Who among us hasn’t said, “I feel like I need one more Deadpool series” or “why can’t all my superheroes be spider-heroes?” But sometimes you just want to fly around in space, ask yourself some big questions about the cosmos, and party with some sweet aliens. The best Marvel book of ’15 gets off to a great start in ’16 with a xenomorphed pop culture extravaganza.

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all your pop culture are belong to us

All New All Different Premieres
Captain Marvel #1
Silver Surfer #1

Continuing and related titles
The Astonishing Ant Man #4
Deadpool #6
Drax #3
Hercules #3
Ms. Marvel #3
New Avengers #5
Extraordinary X-Men #5
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #2
Star-Lord #3
Starbrand and Nightmask #2
Uncanny Inhumans #4
Uncanny X-Men #2

Uncanny X-Men #2

An X-Book that is straight to businesss from the get go. This is the classic X-Men premise of mutants protecting the world, and protecting themselves from the world, except now Magneto is at the hero, and he doesn’t seem as peaceful as he’s been in previous conversions. Once you get past the roll call in the first few pages, the real plot picks up, and I ‘m into the Inhumans/Mutants race war. The “Dark Riders” don’t seem to have a lot of allure outside of being mutant-hating Inhumans, but I’ll look forward to seeing this bad ass X-team go off on chumps. On a Greg Land note, outside of the cover, it seems he’s stepped back a little from his signature photo-realistic style, and I still think it looks crisp, but now it’s got grit. Also: What happened to Angel? Can we stick a mutant’s brain in there or something? – RF

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