Comics of November 2, 2016 and Nanowrimo 2016 thoughts

Well, Nanowrimo 2016 has begun, and I’m trying not to talk about my word counts at all, so I won’t share my total until sometime after November. I’m off to a good start though. Also, yesterday I officially helped lead this month’s first local write-in, as an ML for the first time. That’s kind of awesome. But until I write some sort of official Nanowrimo journal, that’s enough for now. It’s time to talk about comics.

The comics I picked up include The Unworthy Thor 1, Champions 2, Death of X 3, Spider-Woman 13, Batman 10 and Superman 10. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Champions 2 review

Death of X 3 review

Superman 10 review

Unworthy Thor 1 is good. This issue mostly introduces the focus for this mini-series, which seems to be about Thor’s search for the hammer that came from the Ultimate Universe. Most of this issue is either Thor trying to escape from captivity, or fighting a bunch of trolls, which would be much easier if he had his hammer. As a setup issue it’s good, but so far it’s nowhere close to Jason Aaron’s main Thor series. Those who miss reading about Odinson should at least check this out.

Spider-Woman 13 is great. Most of this issue is a lot of fun in the same way that the previous issue was, with a touch of dark undertones going on in a minor subplot. The ending on the other hand is quite intense, and depending on how the next few issues turn out, it could be quite tragic as well. For a series that’s usually just fun, this is an unexpected yet well-handled twist. Spider-Woman fans should be reading this, as should anyone interested in a fun superhero book featuring a single mom struggling to balance her life.

Batman 10 is good. Like the previous issue, this one is mostly build-up, but one with a bit of payoff to balance itself out. There’s a great thematic contrast between Batman and Bane while this issue moves along. So far it’s kind of difficult to say too much about this story with such a vague setup, but that’s part of what makes it exciting.

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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 November 2, 2016 and Nanowrimo 2016 thoughts

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Unworthy Thor is good. Lots of fun. Shirtless Odinson, and a goat beating up some trolls. What’s not to love?

    Champions is fun, but still has some real problems.

    Death of X is OK< but not as good as the previous issues.

    Spider-Woman is great. Good stuff with all the main cast. Poor Roger.

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