Comics of June 21, 2017

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.

Star Wars Poe Dameron Annual review

Red Sonja 6 review

I Hate Fairyland 13 review

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.

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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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One Response to Comics of June 21, 2017

  1. xmenxpert says:

    Ultimates 2 is cool. Nice exploration of Galactus, and a neat backstory for Ego. Koch’s art worked better here than in the previous issue, but I still think Dan Brown’s colours clash with her lines.

    Thor is . . . OK? Not big on going Dark and Gritty with Volstagg, of all characters. That seems like a bad idea.

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