So it’s the first Wednesday of May, and with it, the same issue digital codes for Marvel comics are back. I’m still wondering what they’ll do to replace the missing digital copies for the several months they weren’t doing that. They’re also adding an additional comic to it, which is a nice touch. Unfortunately, this week’s extra digital comic is one I already have, All-New Wolverine 13. Then again, I can’t complain about people who haven’t checked out my favourite ongoing solo book yet getting a free digital issue. Also I’ve decided to drop the Batman series by Tom King. As much as I like Batman, I don’t feel the need to read more than one series with him, and Detective Comics is consistently the better of the two by far. The Tom King series started off well, but it got weaker and weaker as time went on.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Jean Grey 1, X-Men Gold 3, Star Wars Poe Dameron 14, Superman 22 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 69. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron 14 is really good. In the aftermath of the first major story arc, Black Squadron mourns the loss of one of their own. There’s a lot of personal focus for both Poe and Agent Terex (of the first order). The two characters are often shown side-by-side, demonstrating the similarities and differences between them in both personality and their situation. It works very well, and this comic also a bit dramatic. Not quite as dramatic as I hoped, but it still works. If you enjoyed The Force Awakens, you should check this series out. It takes place in the months before the movie.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 69 is fun. Basically in this story, the Ninja Turtles, along with some of their fellow mutant frenemies, are being hunted by a big evil corporation. The situation is getting pretty intense, but this particular issue isn’t as dramatically heavy as some of the earlier ones, making for an overall enjoyable comic. This series turned me into a Ninja Turtles fan after kind of enjoying them for years, and if you’re a Ninja Turtles fan, you should be reading this series.