Comics of Jue 18, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which means another batch of new comic releases. Usually the second last Wednesday of the month is brutally large for me, but today’s pull list is actually quite merciful. It’s also not very often when I pick up 7 comics, and from 5 different companies.

The comics I picked up include X-Men 15, Uncanny X-Men 22, Thor: God of Thunder 23, Red Sonja 10, Aphrodite IX 11, Supergirl 32 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 35. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added as they’re posted.

Uncanny X-Men 22 review

Aphrodite IX 11 review

Supergirl 32 review

X-Men 15 is good. There are a number of good character moments in this issue, especially with Jubilee and Storm. The story is slightly less intense than the last issue to make room for these moments, yet it still ends by showing how much a threat Shogo’s father is. The danger room backup story isn’t quite as good, but it’s kind of entertaining. Brian Wood’s X-Men started off as a great all-female X-title, and it seems to be on the right track again. This is an easy recommendation to X-Men fans who want a title that feels like a classic X-Men book.

Thor: God of Thunder 25 is fun. Modern Thor fights minotaurs while future Thor fights Galactus. Anything else you need to know is on the recap page. If you’re a Thor fan or want to check him out, you really should be reading Jason Aaron’s purely epic run. That said, this is probably my last issue because I need to cut back a bit.

Red Sonja 10 is great. Sonja’s quest to find the greatest artisans of the land continues as she tries to convince the world’s greatest swordsman to join her. What follows are two duels between the two, and a bunch of both comedic and dramatic moments in between. Gail Simone is rocking this series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 35 is great. Half of the issue focuses on the developing conflict between Casey Jones and his father, while the rest features Hob and his own planned genetic experiments. One is dark and dramatic while the other is just fun and could lead in so many interesting directions. Ninja Turtles fans should be reading this series, whether you read comics or not.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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One Response to Comics of Jue 18, 2014

  1. xmenxpert says:

    X-Men was great. Really great. Wood writes a fantastic Storm. Kymera’s neat, there’s some nice moments throughout, and the Future actually seems pretty interesting.

    UXM was great. A solid climax to the arc.

    Thor was really good. Another cool climax.

    Like

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