Comics of August 24, 2016

Well, the Olympics are over. Back to normal life. If you want to know about my favourite moments, check this post out. But for now, it’s time to talk about today’s comics. I picked up Steve Rogers: Captain America 4, Captain Marvel 8, Star Wars 22, Batgirl 2, Wonder Woman 5, Batman Detective Comics 939 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 61. Like I said in my Extraordinary X-men 12 review, I dropped it. It’s the first time I’ve ever dropped the flagship X-Men title since I started reading comics. Anyway, here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Captain Marvel 8 review

Star Wars 22 review

Batgirl 2 review

Steve Rogers: Captain America 4 is good. There’s a lot of story building in this issue and a lot of plot pieces moving. The ending reveals Steve’s actual plans within hydra, and there’s also an action scene where he shows that he’s more brutal than his non-hydra days. The flashbacks continue to develop Steve’s altered memories of his past as well. My only real complaint is there might be a few too many sub-plots in this issue, and it would have moved smoother without the extra pages (and the extra dollar). Still, if you’ve been enjoying the Hydra Cap story arc, you’ll enjoy this issue too.

Wonder Woman 5 is good. I’m not completely sure what is going on with this series yet, so I’m not ready to review it, but there’s some great character work. The situation is both mystical and mysterious, and the next issue should be pretty fun. Honestly I’m not sure how else to describe this comic.

Detective Comics 939 is great. After the last issue’s fight with Batwoman’s father and his underground military project, Batman’s team must work fast to stop a bunch of probes from shooting potentially innocent people throughout Gotham City. Most of this issue is setup, with some great conversations between Batman, Batwoman and some of the other team members, but the ending is very intense. Anyone interested in a Batman team book should be reading this.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 61 is good. This is mostly a setup issue, while also exploring the aftermath of the last issue’s brutal fight scene. A lot of the problems between different characters are touched on, like Michelangelo’s problems with his family leading the Foot Clan. There’s a great balance between drama and story building, but this isn’t the most exciting issue in the series. Still, Ninja Turtles fans should be reading this, even if they don’t normally read comics.

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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 August 24, 2016

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Captain Steverica is good. Great little twist at the end. Though I’m sad Mach and Atlas didn’t get their milkshakes.

    Captain Marvel was a great exploration of how hard Carol is trying to do things right. It’s really good.

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