I stopped trying to understand Marvel’s release schedule a while ago. Usually in a month with five Wednesdays, the last two weeks are split in two, or in DC’s case, a bunch of annuals release on the fifth Wednesday. But Marvel’s schedule just doesn’t make sense. In the last couple of weeks, I picked up 4 or more comics, yet next week, it’s looking like I have exactly one – Superman. Next month only has four Wednesdays.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Cable 1, Generation X 2, Hulk 6, Doctor Aphra 7 and Monstress 12. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Generation X 2 is good. The first half of the issue pits the X-Men against the Purifiers. There’s some fun action, showing the wide variety of powers the young X-Men have. The second half finishes the introductions that began in the first issue and showcases some of the conflicts within the team. Although I don’t think the first two issues are anything special, it’s a fun beginning to a series with a lot of potential. Fans of the younger X-Men characters, or Jubilee, should check this series out.
Monstress 12 is intense. The first half of the comic is a crazy escape sequence where Maika flees an island that’s made of dead gods. The second half brings forth a bunch of reveals while still keeping enough mystery alive. With all that said, this is a fairly complex series based on Chinese mythology, and if the idea of that interests you, it’s probably best to read this series from the start.