Comics of September 20, 2017

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.

Jean Grey 7 review

Captain Phasma 2 review

Super Sons 8 review

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.

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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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4 Responses to Comics of September 20, 2017

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Yeah, Superman #31 was ok, its not quite the same without the main series writers, but I guess like you say the twice monthly schedule works to give them a break. Hope they are back soon though, as Superman is such a good book as a rule.

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    • healed1337 says:

      It was on a forum so I don’t consider it a good source, but one guy guessed that Tomasi and Gleason are a bit ahead of Action Comics, and the next story arc they’re planning is a story that both titles will touch on.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        I see, that would make sense then. I still wish DC would revert back to just 1 issue a month, it give the creative teams more time to focus on each issue and the arcs they want to do. Then you wouldn’t get these “filler” issues as it were to bridge the gaps. I’m not a regular reader of Action Comics, so not sure it’d make me want to buy that book as well.

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Jean Grey was good, but probably the weakest issue so far.

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