Another Wednesday, another batch of comics. This week, half of my pickups are Star Wars. Four Star Wars comics came out this week and I picked up three of them. A Star Trek comic also released. This week is heavy on space faring books, and I guess that’s appropriate for me since I finished Mass Effect: Andromeda a couple of days ago.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Captain Phasma 2, Star Wars Annual 3, Jean Grey 7, Poe Dameron 19, Super Sons 8 and Superman 31. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
The Star Wars Annual 3 is good. Han and Leia seem to be stuck on a frozen planet, with a criminal chasing after them. He wants Han dead for personal, misguided reasons. It’s a fun comic that shows how resourceful both characters are, and hints at their potential romance that begins in The Empire Strikes Back. There isn’t anything particularly special about this issue, but it’s worth checking out if you like these characters.
Poe Dameron 19 is good. It concludes a 3-part arc where Black Squadron splits into two teams. It gives some of the other squadron members a bit of character development, and features two crazy escapes from two bad situations. My only real complaint here is that the series is starting to feel repetitive. The characters are enjoyable enough that it still works, but I’m hoping for something to change things up soon.
Superman 31 is alright. It’s another issue without the main series writers. For a bi-weekly series, it makes sense that they need a break every now and then. This one mostly focuses on Lois Lane getting an interview with Deathstroke. There are some interesting ideas and some of the writing is pretty good. I’m just not that big of a Deathstroke fan, so this issue wasn’t for me. If it interests you though, then it’s at least worth a look.