It’s new comic day, and with it, a few of the DC Rebirth titles are beginning, while Darth Vader’s solo series begins its final story arc. Several of Civil War II’s tie-ins begin this week, although I didn’t pick up any of them. Last week I commented that I thought X-Men Apocalypse was alright, and I still think that, but I’m starting to come up with some major complaints about how they handled the story. At some point I really should write a detailed post on what I think of each movie in the series, especially since Days of Future Past and Deadpool are the only two that I don’t have any major complaints for. Anyway, let’s talk about comics.
The comics I picked up include All-New X-Men 10, Star Wars Poe Dameron 3, Darth Vader 21, DC Rebirth Wonder Woman 1, Vampirella 4 and Action Comics 957. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Star Wars Poe Dameron 3 is fun. Although I don’t think it’s as good as the first two issues, the finale to Black Squadron’s fight against the First Order agent is exciting and shows off their piloting skills. Poe also gets to use his charm a bit, and BB-8 makes some contributions to the solution. Fans of the new movie, or those interested in a Poe comic, should give this series a shot.
Wonder Woman Rebirth 1 is good. Not knowing that much about Wonder Woman I can’t say too much, but it does a great job at setting up where her rebirth title is going while leaving us with plenty of mystery.
Vampirella 4 is fun. I only just caught up with this series a few weeks ago and I’m not ready for a full review, but here’s a sum up for this story. Vampirella’s moved to a mansion in LA, where she’s being pursued by a demon possessed Hollywood producer who’s obsessed with giving monsters movie rolls. It’s an interesting concept that’s fun so far, and it looks like the next issue will be quite intense. If that story sounds like fun, then this is worth a read.
Much as I really like All New X-Men, the series does seem to be running about a steam a bit now, and I’m not really a fan of all this Apocalypse tie stuff, it just all feels very disjointed. Darth Vader #21 was brilliant, this series is so good, always look forward to it. My favourite books today were Detective Comics #934 and Flash Rebirth #1 🙂
I’ll probably just stick with the “Batman” series, but after hearing so many good things about Detective Comics 934, I kind of wish I picked that up instead of Action Comics 957. After a second reading I can say that issue was boring, but with great art.
I’m with you on All-New X-Men. I don’t mind this Apocalypse stuff, but the series really does need to pick up again when Apocalypse Wars is over. Too many issues now that have focused on one or two characters instead of telling a story with character moments sprinkled in.
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I’ve never read Superman comics much, so haven read that one. Good move to stick with the Batman series, think it will be good. I really enjoyed Detective Comics #934, great new team and cast of characters,like we’re they are going with this one. Totally agree with you on All New X-Men, it needs more focus.
ANXM was great. Some really good work with Evan and En Sabah.