Sweet Jesus, it's taking me a month to read just a few issues? I'm so fucking behind.
Here's what I read recently, the N thru R pile.
Nova 2-3, and also Nova 2-3. The Ryan/Smith series was about Sam reconnecting with his dad and them both being Novas, except his dad turned out to be an alien impostor. The most recent Loveness/Pérez series is about Sam and the original Nova Rich Rider teaming up to find Sam's missing dad. Both series only lasted a handful of issues. The Loveness series wasn't bad though. I'll be glad to find the remaining handful of issues I'm missing.
Old Man Logan 25-29. The Maestro has recruited all the hillbilly redneck hulks from OML's original future for some nefarious ill defined plot to take over the world or something. So much wrong here, the least of which is zero explanation how Maestro is here on the main Earth. Or alive. Or how he found the redneck hulks. Or how they're alive. Or anything. It's like the writer came in and said 'oh hey these characters look neat I'll use them lol continuity what's that? Also, Hawkeye and Logan have never been besties, but since alt future Hawkeye was, we'll just throw him in too. Im far less stressed about Deodato phoning in his art than JJ is, but it's still subpar to earlier Deodato work. After this arc, OML is getting dropped for the third or fourth time.
Punisher 13-15. Mostly a series of stand alone stories of "Frank" doing mildly uninteresting things after he comes back to NYC. I read them a few weeks back and can't recall specifics from any issue because....yawn.
Punisher:Platoon 1. One of the currently rare occurrences where I read an issue the same day I buy it. Holy shit, Parlov's art is getting better each time he does a new series. He might be on his way to the definitive Frank artist in my book. This story arc is the direct sequel/prequel to Valley Forge, Valley Forge, which was Ennis' final MAX arc. Great stuff.
Red Wolf 3-4. The middle two issues I was missing from this super short lived six issue "ongoing" about the time displaced Red Wolf from Secret Wars stuck in present day. After this he shows up in Occupy Avengers as Hawkeye's sidekick, but that, too, was cancelled after a handful of issues. Also, I feel like there's a "present day" Red Wolf still running around the Marvel U and he's been completely ignored/forgotten. Too lazy to wiki his ass.
Rocket 2-5. Al Ewing is writing a cosmic Noir pulp detective heist story and it's been pretty awesome. I feel like I gush about Ewing too much, but he's about the only Marvel writer right now, who's consistently great, and sadly all the series he writes only last 12 issues or less so he just keeps bouncing around and not gaining any traction.
Royals 4-9. Another Ewing story with the Inhumans out in space looking for replacement Terrigen but it's culminating in something bigger. Ewing took the cosmic Inhuman wives thing that Hickman started in FF and is expanding on it. As well as the Marvel Boy Noh-Varr stuff Morrison created. He also brought back the Snarks from Power Pack. Lots of underused cosmic toys to play with in the Marvel U and Ewing is taking advantage of much of it. The same way Duggan is over in the new Guardians book. I'm liking cosmic Marvel right now.
Saga 44-47. I was gonna start the S pile on my next binge read, but I started Saga last night and of course blew thru the issue tout suite because they're awesome. So.....it's awesome. Top three books I'm reading right now. "Reading" 'cuz I'm a lazy procrastinating bitch.
Next up, lots of S books. Secret Empire is in the next read batch for sure.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug.""Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"