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.
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.