Comics of March 31, 2017

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.

Cable 1 review

Doctor Aphra 7 review

Hulk 6 review

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.

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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 - www.healed1337.blogspot.com 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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2 Responses to Comics of March 31, 2017

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Yeah, release schedules have been a bit haphazard of late haven’t they. I’m having a week off this week, so been enjoying the nice weather. Just two comics for me today, The Flash and Thanos. Looking forward to that issue of Superman next week as well 🙂

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Cable is pretty good, but not great.

    Generation X is great. Strain writes a more intense Quire than most writers, and it makes him much more interesting.

    Hulk is excellent. Leon and Milla deserve particular praise.

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