Now that NaNoWriMo’s over and I’ve had the mental break I’ve needed, I can catch up on reading, games, and the several TV shows that I’m way behind on. Well, after the swimming world championships in Windsor, Ontario are over anyway. Yeah, I’m kind of streaming the heats in a side window as I’m working on my blog posts today. It’s time to talk about comics though. Apart from the first issue of Dr. Aphra, there aren’t too many special comics that I picked up this week, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
This week, I picked up Star Wars: Dr. Aphra 1, The Unworthy Thor 2, Champions 3, All-New Wolverine 15, Superman 12 and Batman 12. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Unworthy Thor 2 is good. By the end of this issue, Odinson learns for sure that the Ultimate Universe’s hammer has landed in Old Asgard. Unfortunately Asgard is missing, and his search for Asgard, along with Beta Ray Bill, leads to one of the elders of the Universe. The story gets dark from that point on. So far this is a good miniseries, although it could either go up or down from here. I’m sure you already know whether this series interests you or not though.
Champions 3 is good. After picking up exactly where the last issue left off, this one takes the team to a town in the Middle East overrun by extremists. There’s a good balance of fun and dramatic storytelling in this issue. That said, some of the arguments between several of the team members are already starting to feel repetitive. It’s a mostly optimistic series about teenaged superheroes, and if that interests you, it’s at least worth a read so far.
Superman 12 is good. This is mostly an action issue, and an introduction to a story featuring some sort of superpowered Frankenstein lookalike. At this point I’m not entirely sure what to make of this issue, but so far the Superman series has been great.