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Here is a quick review of my favorite comics I’ve read so far this week! There will be spoilers.

Fables #134: I know! I’m just as surprised as you. Fables has been a constant disappointment for months and the only reason we’ve continued to pick it up is because the book was so amazing at the beginning as well as Bill Willingham’s novel Peter and Max. In Fables #134, Bigby Wolf is in what could be called the afterlife for Fables characters. He meets Boy Blue and they have an incredible discussion about life and what’s worth fighting for and how Bigby becoming a hero instead of the villain he was supposed to become. They talk about the changing factor for Bigby was that he met Snow and everything changed for him. At the end of the comic Bigby then meets up with his son and goes from wolf form, which he has been in for the whole of the comic, into human form, and it’s a heartbreaking ending that brings back the voice that made Fables so great at the beginning.

Saga Chapter 14&15: This is a great book if you are not reading it! Written by Brian K. Vaughan and art by Fiona Staples, Saga has three different stories developing in a book that’s pretty much an intergalactic chase. The couple dynamic between Alana and Marko is great and the narration by their daughter Hazel from the future helps give the book a personal feel. The comic was described as “Star Wars meets A Game of Thrones” which is pretty accurate.

The End of X-Factor #262: X-Factor has come to a close. The six issue conclusion has given an ending to each member of X-Factor. For most of the end of X-Factor Jamie Madrox has been transformed into an interdimensional hell beast, which has been a great inconvenience on his wife Layla Miller. The way the comic ended was not a big surprise for me, but I’m putting it on my list because I did love the series as a whole, and I am glad that the members of the team all got their own endings.

MARA #6: Brian Wood’s six issue story of Mara is heartwarming and thought provoking. Mara is a character who in the future inherits super abilities and becomes the world’s first superhero. Mankind cannot handle Mara’s ability and attempts to attack her as well as her human brother who they eventually kill. The last issue has Mara leaving earth for good because she cannot handle being around humans since she feels as though she does not have anything in common with them. While on the moon, she sees an astronaut who is heading into space for exploration and decides to hitch a ride with him. She is overcome that this astronaut, who is well aware that he’s on a one way trip, reveals that the act to go into space is a selfless one. Mara who is overwhelmed that a human being would do something so selfless decides to go back to earth, but hovers over the planet, “So I’m not ready to come back, earth. Not just yet. Maybe one day. When you’re ready. When I’m ready.” And it’s a really beautiful scene and a great six issue comic.

Young Avengers #10 & 11: This comic written by Kieron Gillen and art by Jamie McKelvie has Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Hulkling, Loki, Marvel Boy, Miss America, Prodigy, and Wiccan fighting the forces of an evil mother form a different dimension. She’s infected all of the adults into believing that the Young Avengers need to be punished. The art is great and the team dynamic is pretty awesome. It’s definitely a book that takes chances. And for Kid Loki alone it’s definitely worth the read.

This is just the review of the books I’ve read so far, I think I’m waiting on Marvel’s Infinity until it’s finished. Here is a list of books I’m currently reading:

Fables
Saga
Young Avengers
Avengers
New Avengers
Captain Marvel
Hawkeye
Daredevil
Invincible
X-Men
The Walking Dead
Fantastic Four
FF
Star Wars
The Massive
X-Factor
Marvel’s Infinity

Hope you enjoyed and feel free to recommend books for me to read!

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Michelle

HI! My name is Michelle and on Twitter I am @RicksRightHand! I love reading comic books from mainstream superhero to indie books. I am an avid film and television watcher. I have blogs on Tumblr; http://www.tumblr.com/blog/sourgrapesonline- a fun blog full of nonsense- http://www.tumblr.com/blog/femaleprotagonists- dedicated to get the world excited about female protagonists in pop culture- http://www.tumblr.com/blog/11nineteen11- which I share with @stin where we post the nerdiest of things. I am looking forward to posting about recent comic books and also comic book collections I have read. :)