Before I get into this week’s new comics, let’s briefly talk about my writing. First, I finished the second draft of my third book a couple days ago. The first draft was loaded with pacing problems in the second act, which I knew going in, but it also had some continuity flubs and some other problems. Although it still needs some work, I believe the second draft is a huge improvement. The first draft is 75,617 words and the second draft is 95,948 words. My third drafts are usually shorter than the second drafts, so that will most likely change when I get back to it. In the meantime, I’m gearing up for my next big project which I plan to write in July, and before then, I’ll be reading a couple books I found in used bookstore sin York, England.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Old Man Logan 1, Inferno 1, MODOK Assassin 1, All New Hawkeye 3, Black Widow 18, Red Sonja 16 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 46. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
MODOK Assassin 1 is delightfully stupid. This takes place in a realm where all the superheroes are dead, and a bunch of villains killing each other. MODOK is awesome in this, and it’s always entertaining when he talks about how he’s superior to everyone and kills them all for sport. On that front, the very last page is quite the surprise. If you’re looking for a comic that’s just fun, check it out.
All New Hawkeye 3 is good. This isn’t as enjoyable as the first two issues, but it’s still a fun comic showing the two Hawkeyes dealing with the child experiments they found in the first issue, while the flashbacks continue exploring Clint’s childhood. As an added bonus, it looks like this will ignore Secret Wars. Hawkeye fans should be reading this series.
Black Widow 18 is good. The Chaos story arc is wrapped up in the first few pages, and the rest of the comic focuses on concluding a number of other plotlines throughout the series. If you’ve been reading this series from the start, this issue is pretty much a necessity, and the ominous ending is pretty creepy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is good. This is mostly a downtime issue, but one that really delves into each turtles’ mindset after everything that’s happened. There’s also a lot of setup for the foot clan’s future plans, and Casey’s problems with his abusive, alcoholic father. The ending cliffhanger promises some good action next issue. If you’re a Ninja Turtles fan who hasn’t give this series a chance yet, you should do yourself a favour and start reading this.