Super Sons 10 review

I don’t need much of an introduction for this issue. It’s pretty straight forward. Let’s get into it.

Super Sons 10, written by Peter J Tomasi, is somewhere between two story arcs. Throughout the series (and their occasional encounters in the main Superman series), they’ve grown from a bit of a rivalry to good friends, and great partners in crime fighting. Their fathers, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, are not only starting to accept their sons’ partnership, but they’re encouraging it. This issue starts off with the four of them hanging out and testing how Jon’s progressing with his flight power. There’s a great moment in this scene where Jon helps Damien Wayne to lighten up and have fun for a change, instead of being his usual overly serious self. It’s a great moment that shows how far their friendship has come.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 76 review

Reviewing this comic will require at least a bit of backstory explanation. I’ll try to make this short and simple. The previous issue seems to have ended a long conflict with General Krang that began fairly early on in this series, with a trial in Dimension X. A part of that story involved an army of mutant Triceratopses, captured millions of years ago from Earth. As part of TMNT 75’s conclusion, the Triceratopses were sent back to our dimension and given Earth’s co-ordinates, hoping that they could return home and get along with humanity.

Meanwhile, the Earth Protection Force has already proven itself to be a big problem for not only the Ninja Turtles, but the hidden community of mutants living in New York City in general. EPF doesn’t like mutants, and Earth is about to get a whole bunch more of them. That’s about where this issue begins, with a situation that the residents of Dimension X could not have seen coming, but things are pretty much guaranteed to get bad really fast.

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Hawkeye 12 review

I began reading the Hawkeye series when it first released, and I very much enjoyed it. But then I stopped at issue 4 for a couple reasons. One I had some temporary financial shortcomings, and two, Marvel cancelled their free digital copies in every issue thing, while at the same time DC started putting free digital copies in every $4 comic. I dropped a bunch of Marvel titles at the time, and there are several I don’t plan on catching up on. As much as I wanted to keep reading Hawkeye at the time, I dropped it and only stuck with my absolute favourite Marvel titles. Now that Marvel brought the digital program back, and that my favourite X-Men character is guest starring in today’s issue, I’ve since caught up. I’m glad that I did. Even if I didn’t though, I wouldn’t feel the least bit lost reading this issue.

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Comics of November 15, 2017

We’re at the exact half-way point through November. For people writing NaNoWriMo, that means that to be on-pace, you should have at least 25,000 words written by the end of the day. I’m sitting at slightly above 103,000 words and I’m somewhere around 1/3 of my way through my second novel of the month, so I’m not too worried about winning. This second novel is one that I might not ever try to get published, but it’s still fun to write so far. It will also help me sort out the back story within my vampire/werewolf series when I get back to it for further edits.

Enough about NaNoWriMo though, because as usual, I’m taking a break from writing novels today. It’s a Wednesday, and that means new comics. This week, I picked up Weapon X 11, Hawkeye 12, Doctor Aphra 14, The Mighty Thor 701, Super Sons 10, Superman 35 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 76. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Hawkeye 12 review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 76 review

Super Sons 10 review

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She-Hulk 159 review

At first I felt like writing a review for this week’s Detective Comics, being a fantastic closer to an overall great story arc. It also helps that it was my favourite comic of the week. But then I remembered that I didn’t pick up any Marvel comics last week, so let’s make up for that by reviewing two Marvel Comics instead. And what better way to do that than to review She-Hulk’s first Marvel Legacy related comic? Her series just got renumbered to represent how many solo comics she’s had over the years, at 159. That’s quite the legacy for a character originally created to protect The Incredible Hulk’s copyright. Of course She-Hulk is awesome, and she completely deserves it.

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Action Comics 991 review

We’re 9 issues away from the big Action Comics 1000. Time to start the countdown. But more importantly, this issue seems to conclude The Oz Effect, a story with several twists and turns, that began with a massive reveal. Stop reading right here if you don’t know the reveal and don’t want to know it yet.

Oz is Jor-el, Superman’s Kryptonian father.

Over the course of this arc, we’ve learned that Oz was somehow rescued from Krypton’s destruction, and was sent to a very rough part of Earth. Whereas Clark Kent grew up amongst the best of humanity, Jor-el was introduced to Earth in the very worst parts of the world. He personally witnessed the depths of human evil. This forged him into someone who, while not quite a villain, is someone who actively puts people in the position where they can commit great evils, and watches as many of them choose to go through with it.

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Star Wars 38 review

Since Marvel started publishing Star Wars comics again, two writers have consistently been writing great material. Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen. Aaron mostly focused on the main Star Wars series, which took place in the aftermath of A New Hope. It took a couple arcs for him to get into the groove, but once he did, his run was consistently entertaining and at times, dark and intense in the right ways. Meanwhile, Gillen wrote Darth Vader’s masterful solo series and it’s very entertaining follow up, Doctor Aphra. But now that Aaron has left the main Star Wars series, Gillen is taking over. Also, the series is moving a lot closer to The Empire Strikes Back.

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