I had a couple flights this past week so got in a little bit of reading. All digital of course.
Chrononauts Vol. 1 - I haven’t read this book since it was originally published in singles. I was floored at how well it held up even having read it before. I love the buddy movie meets fun action/sci-fi romp with time travel, intrigue, huge battles with players from across history and just about anything else you could want all with two great characters to bounce off each other. This book feels like every great 80’s movie wrapped into one but without the need for the heavy nostalgia. @Mark_Millar and Sean Murphy really shine here as a team with tons of scenes just exploding off the page. There’s even a nice shout-out to one @Jim Ohara. I can’t wait for more of these characters and the eventual Netflix adaptation.
Deadly Class Vol. 1: Reagan Youth - I had previously read the first issue and not been hooked enough to pick it up in singles but the coming TV series and an Image ComiXology sale gave me the excuse to give it a shot. The book was pretty enjoyable as Harry Potter for assassins type setup. There was a bit of a too-cool-for-school anti-Reagan era politics bent to it but despite it being one of the main themes, I don’t feel like that clouded the narrative too much. There was a secret that kept being alluded to but never quite completely developed (especially in motivation) through the whole of this first installment. I assume that is developed on in subsequent material. The art suited the narrative quite well. I don’t think I would continue with anymore of this series but it was a fun read.
Spider-Gwen Vol. 0: Most Wanted? - After seeing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I was intrigued by this character and picked up this book in a Marvel ComiXology sale. I was not disappointed. It was a fun romp through an alternate Marvel universe with Gwen Stacy as the one bitten by the radioactive spider in this world. She still has a lot of the trapping of the traditional Peter Parker with the guilt of not doing more and loosing friends because of it. Like the Ultimate Universe, it’s interesting to see the way different characters play out in this universe with Matt Murdock being one of my favorites. Even though Miles was the central character in Into the Spider-Verse, this book feels much more like the origin of the style and tone of the film. So if you were into that film, I highly recommend giving this book a shot. I probably won’t rush to read subsequent volumes but they are on my radar for the future.