Comics of July 27, 2016

As of this week, we’re numerically half way through Civil War II (if you don’t include the Free Comic Book Day issue or issue 0), and we’ve finally got to the beginning of the first major fight between Captain Marvel’s allies and Iron Man’s side. That’s not the only important issue I picked up however. Batgirl’s first Rebirth solo issue released, as well as the final issue of the X-Men Apocalypse Wars tie-ins.

The comics I picked up include Captain America: Steve Rogers 3, Civil War II 4, Captain Marvel 7, Old Man Logan 9, The Mighty Thor 9, Ms. Marvel 9, Extraordinary X-Men 12, Batgirl 1, Wonder Woman 3 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 60. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Civil War II 4 review

Extraordinary X-Men 12 review

Batgirl 1 review

Captain America: Steve Rogers 3 is interesting. The first issue ended with the major “Hail Hydra” twist, and the second issue explained how Red Skull manipulated Steve Rogers into working for Hydra. This issue continues off from the first issue in some very interesting ways, while also going deeper into the new relationship between Captain America and his biggest rival. If the first three issues are any indication, this should be a good Captain America story.

Captain Marvel 7 is great. Like the previous issue, this is a great supplement to the main Civil War II story, showing how Captain Marvel’s point of view could be valid, while still telling its own story of how she’s dealing with intergalactic security councils and tracking down a bio terrorist on the run from the Kree Empire. You don’t need to read Civil War II to understand what’s happening in this story so far, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt.

Old Man Logan 9 is good. This issue kicks off a new Japan story for Old Man Logan, while also offering us glimpses at his relationship with Maureen in his home world, as they try to find a safe place to live during the villain uprising. Wolverine stories in Japan always have a lot of potential, so I’m looking forward to seeing where this one goes. Wolverine fans who are ok with Old Man Logan in the main universe should be reading this series.

The Mighty Thor 9 is great. This issue gets fairly political as there are a bunch of shady corporations conspiring against each other, kidnapping their opposing CEO’s and unwittingly risking the entire world in the process. There’s also some great Thor action and a touch of Asgard politics thrown in for good measure. This series’ story is getting very complex so this isn’t the best jumping on point, but Jane Foster’s story as Thor continues to be a fascinating one.

Ms. Marvel 9 is good. This seems to take place sometime before Civil War II 3, where Ms. Marvel is still mostly on Captain Marvel’s side, yet she’s clearly starting to question the whole Ulysses situation. Most of her supporting cast also get character moments, providing a great balance between story and drama. The only downside is that this issue isn’t as fun as Ms. Marvel usually is, but it’s also not trying to be. Ms. Marvel regulars will enjoy this.

Wonder Woman 3 is good. I actually didn’t pick up the first two issues when they came out, but I picked them up during a road trip to Toronto last Saturday when I found them cheaper than most stores are asking right now, because of the weak Canadian Dollar. Anyway, this issue’s good and it continues to set up Wonder Woman’s quest to find her home island again. I’m not quite ready to review this series yet though, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 60 is great. The issue is mostly a big fight between the turtles and splinter, and a witch within the Foot Clan with mind control powers. That’s all I really need to say about this one – it’s fairly straight forward. TMNT fans should be reading this series, whether you usually read comics or not.

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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 July 27, 2016

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Captain Steverica is really good. I like that, despite the changes to his past, there’s still a lot of Steve in there.

    CWII is good. Surprisingly.

    Captain Marvel is good. I do wish the Minerva plot had been expanded, but it wasn’t really the point of the story. The issue did what it set out to do, very effectively.

    OML is good. It looks like this arc should be pretty fun.

    Thor is good. Fun. But it does feel like kind of an odd little digression.

    Ms. Marvel is so good. And I love seeing her supporting cast get a little focus. Zoe being gay is a really cool development, and I look forward to seeing that developed. But I would love an entire series dedicated to Ms. Marvel’s supporting cast.

    EXM is just so bland and pointless. But I am very invested in the Illyana/Sapna stuff.

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