Comics for the month of August (in review)

I am doing this to prove that I am not completely negative about new comics. 

August was a decent ship month for comics, even though the many of the key books (due to Civil War) didn’t ship. We good an issue of All-Star Superman, Astonishing X-Men, Grant Morrison’s Batman and two good Ultimate Spider-Man stories, so I really can’t be too snarky about the month as a whole.

A recap of my ratings for the month:
8/9
52 #14 — MEH
Civil War: Front-line #5 — SHIT
Fables #52 — FUCKING FANTASTIC
Green Arrow #65 — TERRIBLE
Superman #655 — FANTASTIC
Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #2 – FANTASTIC
Ultimate X-Men #73 – GOOD
Beyond #2 – GOOD
Martain Manhunter #1 – UTTER SHIT

8/16
Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Runaways #19 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Ultimate Fantasic Four #32 – GOOD
Phonogram #1 – REALLY GOOD
Manhunter #25 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Hellblazer #223 – GOOD
52 #15 – BAD
Catwoman #58 – MEH
Civil War: X-Men #2 – SHIT
Claws #1 – SHIT
Green Lantern Corps #3 – MEH
Iron Man #11 – UTTER SHIT
Nightwing #123 – UTTER SHIT
Robin #153 – MEH
Shadowpack #4 – BAD

8/23
52 #16 – MEH
Astonishing X-Men #16 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Batman #656 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Eternals #3 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Justice Leauge of America #1 – TERRIBLE
Ultimate Spider-Man #99 – GOOD
New Avengers #23 – UTTER SHIT
Wonder Woman #2 – GOOD
Ulimates Annual #2 – MEH
Supergirl # 9 – BAD
Heroes for Hire #1 – BAD
Flash #3 – SHIT
Birds of Prey #97 – GOOD
Batman and the Mad Monk #1 – GOOD

8/30
52 #17 – REALLY GOOD
All-Star Superman #5 – FUCKING FANTASTIC
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways # 2 – UTTER SHIT
She-Hulk #11 – REALLY GOOD
Teen Titians #38 – GOOD
Ultimate Fantastic Four #33 – GOOD
Ultimate X-Men Annaul #2 – GOOD
X-Men #190 – BAD
Justice #7 – BAD
Mythos: Hulk #1
Superman/Batman #29 – BAD
Action Comics #842 – MEH
Civil War: Cable Deadpool #31 – SHIT
X-Factor #10 – PRETTY GOOD
Trials of Shazam #1 – UTTER SHIT

So that means 25 books got a GOOD or better rating, 22 got a BAD or worse rating, and 7got a MEH rating. Thus there were more good books than bad books this month, to  me. It seems that I don’t hate everything.

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Runaways #19. This book really does it for me and with the latest arc Vaughan has just been knocking them out of the park. A great read that everyone should pick up.
WORSE THING I READ: Trials of Shazam #1. Completely and utterly the worse read in August. Ugh. Terrible.
MOST INTERESTING NEW BOOK: Phonogram #1. I’m really interested as to where the creators are going with this book. Everyone should give it a shot.

That’s all for the month of August. Onto September!

(Remember: new books are released on Thursday this week because of Labor Day)

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