Comics of April 19, 2017

So out of the six comics I picked up this week, only one of them is Marvel. It’s unusual for me, even with Marvel’s total lack of being able to stagger their releases properly. I was planning on picking up X-Men Gold 2, but it was delayed a week. I completely understand why. If you don’t know what happened with the first issue, just look up the controversy regarding X-Men Gold 1. I don’t feel the need to comment on it.

Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Star Wars: Poe Dameron 13, Super Sons 3, Red Sonja 4, Monstress 11, I Hate Fairyland 12 and Superman 21. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Star Wars Poe Dameron 13 review

Red Sonja 4 review

I Hate Fairyland 12 review

Super Sons 3 is fun. This issue reveals a lot about what’s going on, and catches us up to the start of the first issue, with Superboy and Robin being chased by a bunch of mysterious figures. The interactions between the two young superheroes remains the best part of the comic. They keep arguing, but at the same time they work well together. If you’re enjoying the main Superman book, this is at least worth a look, and same goes for Damien Wayne fans.

Monstress 11 is good. As a whole this series is a very deep fantasy with elements of Chinese mythology. The last couple of issues are much simpler to read though. This one also gives us some answers as to what’s going on with the monster living inside Maika. There’s also some slightly disturbing action to balance things out so that this issue isn’t overwhelmed with exposition. Those interested in a mix of a Chinese fantasy and a touch of horror should check this series out.

Superman 21 is good. This issue is kind of an atmospheric build-up for the next story arc, with some strange reveals going on. Also involving Batman and Robin, this story arc could go in a number of ways, but one of the themes seems to be about Jon Kent’s lack of control with his superpowers. I’m intrigued. This series as a whole is more of a family drama than a superhero book, but there’s still plenty of superhero action. If that sounds good to you, then you should check it out.

About healed1337

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 - 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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5 Responses to Comics of April 19, 2017

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    I really enjoyed Superman #21, great issue, love how this series is developing. Green Arrow #21 was superb as well. I only got one Marvel book this week, and that was Daredevil, one of my fave marvel characters. Have a great new comic book day 🙂


    • healed1337 says:

      Can’t really say I’m a huge Daredevil fan (enjoyed the first Netflix season, but still haven’t quite found the time to watch season 2), but I’ve heard a lot of good things about the current series. I might have to check out the upcoming issue that seems to include She-Hulk.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        I’ve been a long term reader of Daredevil for as long as I can remember, he’s one of my fave Marvel characters. I liked the Netflix series as well, chances are, if you enjoyed that, you’d like the comics as well.


  2. Is it better to read Superman first before checking out the new Super Sons series? I had a glimpse of those two kids in Batman Annual #1 and am truly intrigued by their amazing chemistry. I’d love to check out all that good stuff that people have been raving about regarding those two kids! Nice haul by the way. Happy reading! 😉


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