So I’m nearing the half-way point in my Disney Animated Movies series. I’m strongly considering a one week break after I get to movie 28 (the exact half-way point), partly to catch up on novel planning for next month. I’ve really been enjoying this series, even if I’m not enjoying every individual movie. It’s been fun re-watching all the movies I haven’t seen since I was a kid, while also watching a bunch of movies I’ve never seen before. Some of those new movies for me are really good. Some not so good. Some movies are as good as I remember as a kid, while others aren’t as good.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Star Wars: Poe Dameron annual, Ultimates 2 8, The Mighty Thor 20, Super Sons 5, Red Sonja 6 and I Hate Fairyland 13. I wouldn’t say any of these comics were remarkably good, but this was an enjoyable week overall. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Ultimates 2 8 is good. This issue focuses almost entirely on Galactus and Ego the Living Planet, making the Secret Empire border completely pointless. The two of them argue for a bit, but eventually connect because they both survived the previous existence. In the end they prepare for a war of cosmic proportions along with other survivors of the previous existence. It’s interesting build-up for the next major Ultimates 2 story, but there’s nothing all that special about this particular issue. Still, if you are reading the series, this is worth picking up.
The Mighty Thor 20 is intense. The first half is a very dramatic scene between Jane Foster and Odinson, who now knows that Jane Foster is female Thor. It’s very well-written and balances Odinson out between being willing to listen and being understandably upset. The other half is kind of brutal, and introduces us to the new Ultimate Thor. This is kind of an in-between issue, but it’s a good one and is worth picking up for series regulars.
Super Sons 5 is decent. After both Superboy and Robin got in trouble after sneaking out in the previous story arc, the two of them meet up again and start arguing and fighting. Although the dramatic side of this issue works well, it feels like both Superman and Batman bend too easily when they both clearly violated their groundings by even meeting up. It kind of cheapens an otherwise good comic that balances drama and fun well. Still, this is worth checking out if you’re interested in watching Batman and Superman’s sons teaming up.