DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #1: So far, so good with this new mini-series. It was mostly an introduction issue, giving insight to the mindset and powers of the Young Masters, all of who seem very interesting so far. Out of them all, the new Melter and Coat of Arms seem to want to try to be good heroes, while the Enchantress and Egghead come close. Big Zero and the Executioner, however, don't seem like the hero types to me. I suspect, in the end run, they will all go bad, but we will see. The bit with the Melter at the end, with him literally melting that old woman, was pretty powerful, I thought, and Mark Brooks did a good job portraying the horror he felt after the deed was done. I'm looking forward to seeing these characters fleshed out some more, and I think the new Enchantress is the best one. Me and Witchy Poo characters. What can I say?
ALL-NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #2: This issue was much better than the first one, with most of it spent on Lyra's battle with Jennifer Walters, the regular She-Hulk. What interested me the most was the unexpected twist in Lyra's powers -- the madder she gets, the WEAKER she gets, unlike her daddy the Hulk! Wasn't expecting that at all. I also wasn't expecting Norman Osborn as the "greatest hero of all time" that Lyra came back in time to look for, either. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, we saw the early part of Lyra's quest in the far future, where various male tribes are based on various members of the Dark Avengers! In the final scene here, Lyra was about to be attacked from behind by her own best friend. In addition, we discovered that Lyra is shunned by the other females of her time, but Lyra relishes this; she relishes being a "monster". She also hates her mother, Thundra, and feels that Thundra is a coward, abandoning her time to live in the 21st Century. I look foward to seeing what happens next, although I still feel that this story would have been better told using Thundra herself.