It’s the first Wednesday of February, in fact it’s the first day of February. There’s a job fair in town this afternoon, so there’s a strong chance that my reviews will be delayed until this evening. Just so you know.
The comics I picked up this week include All-New X-Men 1.MU, Monsters Unleashed 2, Hawkeye 3, All-New X-Men 18, Star Wars 28, Batman 16 and Superman 16. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Hawkeye 3 is good. After escaping the mob that chased her at the end of the last issue, Kate Bishop spends most of this entry investigating the bizarre and creepy happenings going on. There’s something cult-like happening in town that’s causing people to go missing, or suddenly lose their minds like they’re being mind controlled. This issue brings in just as many new questions as it gives answers. The the story is a lot of fun and Kate Bishop fans will very likely enjoy this.
All-New X-Men 18 is good. This Inhumans vs X-Men tie-in mostly focuses on Cyclops in the middle of the opening battle of the event. The first half is a chaotic action sequence, but the second half really delves into Cyclops’s emotions through Mosaic taking over his mind for a bit. Cyclops eventually learns what really happened to his older self, and it’s a great moment. Cyclops fans should at least give this a look, whether they normally read All-New X-Men, and whether or not they’re reading the event.
Star Wars 28 is great. It continues Yoda’s story (taking place a few years or so before The Phantom Menace). At this point, he’s stranded on a strange planet with these blue glowing rocks that he can’t affect with the force. The mystery is fascinating, and this issue does bring some answers to what’s going on. Star Wars fans in general should be reading this series.
Batman 16 is good. This kicks off the “I Am Bane” story arc with mostly calm build-up, but with an intense cliffhanger ending. Not sure what else to say about this. There’s a chance that this story arc will be good, but I haven’t enjoyed this series as much lately.