Comics of February 17, 2016

As much as everything I’ve heard about the Deadpool movie sounds great, I haven’t been able to see it yet. At least I haven’t seen Zoolander 2 either though. I’m not here to talk about movies though, not when new comics released today.

The comics I picked up include The Might Thor 4, Spider-Woman 4, Extraordinary X-Men 7, Star Wars 16, Red Sonja 2, I Hate Fairyland 5 and Bitch Planet 7. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Extraordinary X-Men 7 review

Red Sonja 2 preview

The Mighty Thor 2 review

Spider-Woman 4 is fun. As of the end of last issue, Jessica Drew went into labour, while the Skrulls are surrounding her and the sick skrull prince in the intergalactic hospital. It’s just as weird as it sounds, and in such a fun way. Spider-Woman fans should be reading this, and those interested in a weird but fun comic should check it out.

Star Wars 16 is great. Again, it takes place after the Vader Down crossover, which started before I got back into Star Wars comics, so I don’t know too much about what’s going on. It’s mostly in a specialized Rebellion prison where they send one of Vader’s closest allies. It’s a neat prison, and the ending promises quite the action scene in the next issue. If you’re the least bit interested in a Star Wars comic, you should give this series a chance.

I Hate Fairyland 5 is fun. Gertrude’s journey in Fairyland comes to an end that’s both surprising and not – either way it’s hilarious. Scottie Young fans should absolutely pick this series up, whether in individual issues or in trade.

Bitch Planet 7 is great. This takes place some time after issue 5’s rather violent ending, exploring the ramifications on multiple levels. There’s a lot of emotional depth in one particular scene, and some great story moments elsewhere. One things’ for sure though, this series is not for the squeamish, nor is it for kids. Kelly Sue DeConnick fans should check this out.

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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 February 17, 2016

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Thor was great. Badass moments and an interesting story.

    EXM was not good. It was kind of a shitty issue.

    Spider-Woman was great. Really sweet and touching, and also with some awesome action. I am disappointed to learn Carol isn’t the father, though. (My guess is still the Porcupine.)

    Bitch Planet is so amazing. Just a fantastic issue, building the story and the characters in compelling ways. Also, the back cover was a thing of genius.

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