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.
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.