Another week, another batch of comics. And after a week where my entirely pull list was 1 comic, it’s nice to get 7 in a week. Somewhere between 6 and 8 comics feels like the ideal number. The comics I picked up this week includes X-Men Blue 5, Hulk 7, All-New Wolverine 21, Star Wars 32, Supergirl 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 70 and Detective Comics 958. I intended to pick up Generation X 3, but my store didn’t have enough copies. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Hulk 7 is great. It’s clear that since the first story arc, Jen is starting to recover from her PTSD and is having fun with her Hulk form again. It’s still different, both physically and mentally, but it suggests that this series will strike a good balance between drama and fun moving forward. There’s also a quick yet welcome appearance by Hellcat. At this point I highly recommend this series to She-Hulk fans.
Supergirl 10 is good. It’s a team-up between Supergirl and Batgirl, both of which are trapped in the Phantom Zone. This issue introduces a possible way for them to escape, while pitting them against one of the first criminals Supergirl’s family banished to the Phantom Zone. It gets kind of dark, it’s intense, and it’s fun watching Kara and Barbara work together to figure out how to escape. This story arc is worth checking out for fans of both characters.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 70 is fantastic. This article concludes a major story arc pitting the Ninja Turtles and the Mutimals against a science-based corporation. The corporation wants to control the mutants for their own army, while also taking the “monsters” off the streets. In the process, the CEO turns himself into a bit of a monster himself, leading to a bit of a tragic ending. It’s a fun comic with a lot of deeper meaning behind it. TMNT fans who aren’t reading this series are making a mistake.
Detective Comics 958 is good. It introduces an arc that seems to be focusing on Azrael while still involving the full Batman team. The middle of the comic explains a lot about Azrael that I’ve never even heard of before, so I enjoyed it. I’m not entirely sure if it’s accurate or how people who already know this information will react, but I think it’s a fascinating start to this new arc. I’m still calling it good instead of my usual great because of my lack of knowledge on Azrael, and that I can’t properly judge this issue on its own because of that. It’s also why I won’t be reviewing this particular issue.