I’m just over a week into this year’s NaNoWriMo, and I won yesterday. That means I’ve passed the 50,000 words needed to officially win National November Writing Month throughout the entire month. I won in 7 days. But then again, I was over 88,000 at this time last year, so in that sense I’m way behind. That’s alright though.
As for comics, this week I picked up Generation X 8, Star Wars 38, She-Hulk 159, Supergirl 15, Detective Comics 968 and Action Comics 991. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Generation X 8 is good. It feels like it’s half an in-between issue, and an issue focusing on rising tension. It touches on Monet possessed by Emplate and going full villain, and there’s a bit of a disaster caused by Quentin Quire’s insensitivity, but this issue mostly focuses on character moments. Also, Husk seems to be back, at least for the time being. Although the art isn’t necessarily anything special, the writing is really good and there’s a strong balance between drama and fun. Fans of teenaged focused X-Men books should at least give this series a chance.
Supergirl 15 is good. Most of the issue focuses on where Supergirl’s life is at the time, with her public image damaged, the DEO’s new boss wanting to either ensure her loyalty or capture her, and just trying to figure out what this all means for her life in general. It’s a dramatic issue to say the least. There’s only a touch of action and humour to balance it out. This series is worth checking out for Supergirl fans, including those who mostly enjoy the TV show.
Detective Comics 968 is great. It concludes the story arc where future Timothy Drake is trying to kill Batwoman, under the idea that Batwoman will do something terrible in the near future. He proves to be a very dangerous threat, being the smartest member of the team with decades of experience over his current teenaged self. As much as the ending is a relief, it also raises a lot of troubling questions for the team. In general, this is a Batman team book, and Batman fans should be reading it.