Comics of January 16, 2019

Other than the fact that I’m actively looking at houses, I don’t have much of an update this week. Well, apart from the fact that I’m finally starting to catch up on reading a bit, even if I’m still way behind. Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Fantastic Four 6, Uncanny X-Men 10 and Supergirl 26. Here are my first impressions, and if I find the time to write a review after work, it’ll be added below.

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MCU movies 1 – Iron Man

Marvel Comics’ history with movies is really complicated. There were a handful of made-for TV movies released in the 1970’s. There’s a Doctor Strange movie from 1978 that they hoped would turn into a TV show. Even if you’re 100% sober all the time, that movie’s special effects will make you feel like you’re on drugs, and while it could pass for a G-rating, something about the acting makes it feel like you’re watching a softcore porn. In the same vein, there were two Captain America movies, starring Reb Brown. To sum it up, Reb Brown has the acting range of a blow horn. The dreadfully slow first movie featured exactly one fight scene, and the second … somehow featured Christopher Lee as the main villain. What?

The early 2000’s were easily the most complicated times for Marvel’s cinematic properties. They sold movie rights front, right and center, with Fantastic Four and X-Men going to Fox (along with other properties), while Spider-Man went to Sony. Fox flooded the market with mediocre to bad superhero movies, from the decent but forgettable Daredevil to 2015’s dreadfully dull Fantastic Four. I’ve already talked about their X-Men movies in a previous blogathon, so let’s not talk about them here. Sony did ok with Spider-Man for a while, but they always overstuffed at least one of their sequels with too many villains and subplots.

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X-23 8 review

The previous issue kicked off the X-Assassins story arc. After a string of murders left a bunch of scientists dead, Laura was able to figure out the mysterious killer’s next target and set a trap. She and Gabby managed to capture the assassin, only to learn that she looks a lot like they do. Too much for comfort. The previous issue ended with the mysterious assassin’s holding cell under attack, and that’s where this issue picks up.

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Comics of January 9, 2019

I don’t have much of an update, save for the fact that I’m starting to intensify my search for a house and that it’s probably going to be eating up a lot of my free time for the next while. I do plan on starting my MCU blogathon this coming weekend though. I was initially thinking of doing it in chronological order, but I’ve decided to just look at the Marvel movies in order of release.

Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include X-23 8, Uncanny X-Men 9, Thor 9, Star Wars 59 and Red Sonja25. I considered picking up Captain Marvel and Avengers as well, and I’ll probably get them another time, but with so much reading to catch up on, I decided to leave them for now. Here are my first impressions, and if I find the time for a review, it’ll be added below in a link.

X-23 8 review

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All the James Bond movies in order of my personal preference

This post is a little delayed due to this past week being busier than expected, and I spent my little free time catching up on some video games. Finally finished all of the Witcher 3 DLC, which means I can find the time to play through Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Uncharted: Lost Legacy and a couple other shorter games before I start either Spider-Man or Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Oh, and Horizon: Dawn Zero is also on my list. In fact I should probably play that before Spider-Man since I already own it.

Anyway, let’s kick this new year of movie posts off by looking back at all the James Bond movie posts I did last year, in order of my personal preference.

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Uncanny X-Men 8 review

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve found the time to write a full comic review, so let’s get back at it. Although this series has never been bad by any means, it started off with a vague main story and uneven writing. The last couple of issues both felt like huge improvements thanks to being a lot more focused. IN fact, only having Armor acting uncharacteristically extreme at the end of issue 7 held it back from being a great comic. Considering some of the writing behind characters like X-23 (sometimes her dialogue is way off) and Polaris (being jobbed in a fight that she should have dominated), having Armor suddenly decide to kill X-Man wasn’t the worst character writing we’ve seen in this series so far. Anyway, the previous issue saw X-Man and some of the X-kids trapped in the Age of Apocalypse universe. That’s where this issue picks up.

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Comics of January 2, 2019

Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone had a good New Year’s Eve, whatever you did for it. I’ve now written my list of all the James Bond movies sorted in order of my personal preference, and I’ll likely fix it up and post it tomorrow. A couple movies might change their spots as well – we’ll see.

But for now, it’s time to talk about comics. This week, I picked up Mr. and Mrs. X 7, Uncanny X-Men 8 and Deadpool 8. Here are my first impressions, and if I find the time to write a full review, I’ll link to it below.

Uncanny X-Men 8 review

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