Comics of July 6, 2016

The Canadian Dollar sucks right now. Comics are a lot more expensive than they were a year ago, while at the same time, I’m getting paid less than I was this time a year ago even though I have the same job. That’s a long, complicated story involving corporate politics that I won’t talk about here. There’s a good chance I’ll need to drop a few titles soon if I want to keep saving up for a house. At this moment, the most likely title I’ll drop first is Extraordinary X-Men, and unless Civil War II improves soon, I’ll probably drop that $5 US an issue event as well since it’s not good enough to warrant such a steep price so far.

Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include X-Men Civil War II 2, Star Wars Poe Dameron 4, Spider-Woman 9, Batman 2, Superman 2 and Switch 4. Out of all of these, Switch 4 is the only issue I was truly excited for. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Switch 4 review

X-Men: Civil War II 2 review

Superman 2 review

Star Wars Poe Dameron 4 is fun. After the first story arc ended last issue, this one takes a bit of time to give each member of Black Squadron some character moments while touching on a minor plot point mentioned in issue 2. The second half of this comic shows Black Squadron arriving on a dangerous prison planet to ask for some information, only for the ending to set up an exciting sounding story for the rest of this arc. This is a setup issue, but a very fun one at that. Fans of the Force Awakens, and Poe Dameron in particular, should be reading this series.

Spider-Woman 9 is amusing in all the right ways. There’s a little bit of Civil War II story, but most of this issue is Jessica Drew and her crew taking on a bunch of wendigos at a ski resort, with a lot of entertaining dialogue and some fun art in between the action. The ending suggests that Spider-Woman will be taking a unique angle on Civil War II’s story as well. Spider-Woman fans, and those interested in checking her out, will likely enjoy this series.

Batman 2 is good. There’s a lot of time put into exploring Gotham and Gotham Girl, most of which is Batman trying to figure out how to help them become more effective crime fighters while also dealing with a touch of his personal life. The ending also promises a major Batman villain getting involved with the story soon. There’s a lot of great build up in this issue, along with some fun Batman moments, but this is mostly a setup issue. Batman fans should at least check this out.

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About healed1337

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 July 6, 2016

  1. xmenxpert says:

    CWII X-Men was pretty good. The Gambit/Fantomex fight was awesome.

    Spider-Woman was great. Really fun. Jessica and Carol are such a great pair. And I’m always up for Wendigos.

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