So, it’s now half-way through NaNoWriMo, and I’ve now finished all the rough drafts for the series I’ve been working on for 4 years. It kind of feels both relieving and sad at the same time. While I’ll miss these characters (at least until I work on them again in second and third drafts) it also frees me up to work on other stories I’ve been planning for a while. Enough about my writing though – today is Wednesday, and that means new comics.
Yet again, the shipping company failed to deliver my local shop everything they ordered. Somehow one of the boxes ended up in the wrong province. Thankfully though, everything I planned to pick up arrived, so no problem for me. Still, this is at least the 6th time this has happened this year. Why hasn’t someone been fired yet? Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include the Uncanny X-Men Annual, Old Man Logan 13, All-New Wolverine 14, Batman 11 and Superman 11. One nice thing about cutting back on how many titles I’m reading is that it’s more likely they’ll all be good, and all of this week’s comics were at least fun to read. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Old Man Logan is good. This ends the Last Ronan story arc. The problem I have with this story arc as a whole is that it could have been told in 3 issues, but both the dramatic aspect of this comic and the art more than make up for that. Overall, the Last Ronan story arc ended up being ok. It both started off and finished strong, but it lagged in the middle. Fans of the original Wolverine should at least read this story arc but it’s probably worth reading before you buy it.
Batman 11 is fun. Batman and his team of dangerous criminals move in on Bane’s hideout. There’s some fun dialogue and great humour to keep this issue relatively fun, while keeping the dark, mysterious Batman feel alive. And then there’s a betrayal. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this story arc turns out now.