Comics of April 20, 2016

It’s New Comic day, the third of the month. Normally the third week is one of my bigger weeks of the month, and that’s what this was supposed to be, but my local shop didn’t receive everything it was supposed to … again. So I don’t yet have Extraordinary X-Men 9, The Mighty Thor 6 or Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles 57, the latter two were titles I was very much looking forward to. This is at least the 5th time in the last year this has happened. Someone should be fired.

On a side note, I have to say that Just For Laughs Gags’ YouTube channel is addictive. Case and point.

Anyway, the comics I did manage to pick up include Captain Marvel 4, All-New Hawkeye 6, Silk 7, Switch 3 and Red Sonja 4. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted. Also when I do pick up the comics my store is missing, I’ll probably write an impressions post like this for them, just with a bit more detail.

Switch 3 review

All-New Hawkeye 6 review – also my 1,000th post

Silk 7 review

Captain Marvel 4 is great. There’s a surprising amount of story development in this issue, yet there’s still plenty of action and some good character moments without feeling rushed. It’s a science fiction story of sorts with some minor horror elements and superheroes. Captain Marvel fans should be picking this series up, as should Alpha Flight fans and those interested in checking Captain Marvel out.

Silk 7 is great. Cindy Moon meets up with her alternate universe family, and it leads to some startling discoveries that not only horrifies Cindy, but also progresses the story further. There’s a lot of drama, and also some great action. This is probably the best issue of the Spider-Women crossover so far, and fans of any of the Spider-Women characters should give this crossover a chance.

Red Sonja 4 is good. Red Sonja starts to realize the gravity of the situation in regards to the new king of Hyrkania, and how he intends to twist her legend for his own purposes. It’s an interesting look at how tyrants can manipulate a country’s general public, and how dangerous the world can be to anyone who speaks against them. Oh, and there’s also some good action involving 3 red-haired assassins too. Fans of barbarian comics 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 April 20, 2016

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Captain Marvel was really good. Very exciting stuff.

    Hawkeye was really sweet. And Young Kate was a badass.

    Silk was great. As usual, a great blend of humour, drama and action.

    EXM was OK. Didn’t get deep enough into the characters, but the world-building was good.

    Thor was good. A nice little flashback to Viking days. Pretty interesting, albeit feeling like filler.

    Like

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