It’s the first week of March, and it feels like we’ve already had more snow this month than in all of February. It’s not very often when Canadians can say we’re getting cold air from Texas. That’s what global warming does though – it makes the weather unpredictable. Anyway, it’s time to talk about this week’s comics.
The comics I picked up this week include Black Widow 1, A-Force 3, Old Man Logan 3, Darth Vader 17, IXth Generation 8 and Batgirl 49. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
A-Force 3 is good. After the action-filled first issue and the second issue that spent most of its time bringing the team together, A-Force 3 takes its time to build on the story and explore some of the conflicts within the team. There’s still some good action though, including an impressive showing of strength on She-Hulk’s part. If an all-female superhero team is the least bit interesting to you, give this series a chance.
Darth Vader 17 is awesome. It’s continuing a war on an Empire controlled planet against a mining rebellion. There’s some great Darth Vader action, backhanded politics and fantastic confrontations between people who should be allies. Darth Vader fans should be reading this series.
Batgirl 49 is great. In the last issue, a villain scrambled Batgirl’s mind to the point where it’s useless. Her friends dive into her mind with technology to patch everything up. Although it doesn’t dig into Barbara’s essential character as much as these stories usually do, there’s still some great reveals with the villain, about who he really is and what his motivations are. Batgirl regulars should enjoy this.