So it’s the last Wednesday of August, and a 5 Wednesday month at that. Normally that means there are very few releases this week, and yet I picked up 4 Marvel comics and a DC annual. Next week, there’s one Marvel comic for sure and one or two maybes. At least DC has a more normal release schedule.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Generations: Hawkeye and Hawkeye, Jean Grey 6, X-Men Blue 10, Star Wars 35 and the Supergirl annual. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Generations: Hawkeye is fun. Kate has found herself transported into some sort of sharp shooting tournament along with a much younger original Hawkeye. There’s some fun dialogue between them and some good action, but like most of the other Generations comics, there isn’t anything particularly special about this one. At this point it seems like the only Generations issue that’s very good is Generations: Wolverine. That’s not to say this isn’t worth checking out – if you’re enjoying the main Hawkeye series, you’ll likely enjoy this one as well.
Jean Grey 6 is good. With the help of Doctor Strange, Jean Grey somehow meets up with the spirit of adult Jean Grey, and she comes to some tough realizations. It’s great how the art style mimics different time periods in the X-Men’s history quite well. Apart from that, this issue isn’t as good as some of the previous entries, but it’s still worth picking up if you’re enjoying the Jean Grey series so far.