So I picked up 9 comics this week, and one of them is basically a double issue. Combined with an earlier morning than usual for me, reading all 9 comics in one sitting kind of wore me out and I don’t have the mental energy to write a big intro. I’m planning to start my second movie blog marathon tomorrow, and I’ve chosen to go through all the live-action X-Men movies for it. But until then, let’s get started.
The comics I picked up this week include Marvel Legacy 1, Cable 5, X-Men Blue 12, The Mighty Thor 23, Red Sonja 9, Batgirl 15, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 74, Detective Comics 965 and Action Comics 988. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted. Because of my earlier mentioned tiredness, my reviews might be delayed for a few hours compared to the norm, but I’ll do my best.
Cable 5 is alright. It concludes both Cable’s time travelling fight against Conquest and James Robinson’s run on the title. It’s a decent conclusion that shows how good Cable’s planning skills are, but there’s nothing particularly special about this issue or the arc as a whole. I’m looking forward to the next issue though. I’d only recommend this if you’ve picked up the first four issues already.
The Mighty Thor 23 is intense. Most of this issue is a big battle between Jane Foster Thor and Volstagg, the War Thor. I’m still not sure how to feel about this brief Volstagg Thor story arc, but the fight scene is awesome and it ends in a compelling way. This series, and Jason Aaron’s run on Thor as a whole, remains very strong and is an easy recommendation.
Red Sonja 8 is fun. Red Sonja continues her drive across modern USA while a cop friend remains stuck in her past. There’s a fun infiltration/fight scene where Sonja makes great use of a crossbow, a bit of tension building with the law enforcers chasing after her, and a building plot in the past as well. As nervous as the story idea made me at first, I’m really enjoying this series so far and I’d recommend it to Red Sonja fans.
Batgirl 15 is good. Batgirl and Nightwing continue to work together on the increasingly disturbing case of The Red Queen. Meanwhile, the flashbacks are both showing their early days as friends and co-crime fighters, while also tying into this story quite well. This is worth a look for both Batgirl and Nightwing fans.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 74 is great. The first half of the issue is Krang’s trial, which doesn’t seem to be going so well for the prosecutors. The second half taps into some sort of conspiracy going on that could very well affect not just the trial’s conclusion, but the fate of this alternate dimension as a whole. TMNT continues to be a great series that’s worth recommending for Ninja Turtles fans in general, whether they normally read comics or not.
Detective Comics 965 … I’m not entirely sure what to make of this issue yet. It completely focuses on Timothy Drake’s situation, while also tying directly into the current arc in Action Comics. There are some intriguing ideas, but since it ties into an Action Comics story that I’m not entirely sure what to think of, it may be a while before I fully decide how to feel about this one. Still, it’s definitely worth a read for both Red Robin fans and regular Detective Comics readers.