So I’ve got my opening night tickets for The Last Jedi. It’ll be the first movie I’ve seen on opening night since Spider-Man 3. Considering I also have Kung Fu that evening, and then it’s straight to the movie, tomorrow night is going to be awesome. Also I just finished my X-Men movie blogathon, and I’m planning the next one for some time next year. It’ll probably be all the Pixar movies. The next movie blogathon after that will be all the Star Wars movies, including some that a lot of people have either forgotten about, or have tried to forget about. Yeah, I’ll be doing more than just the episodic titles and Rogue One. But for now, it’s time to talk about comics.
The comics I picked up this week include Jean Grey 10, All-New Wolverine 28, Star Wars 40, Cable 152, She-Hulk 160, Supergirl 16, Detective Comics 970 and Action Comics 993. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.
Jean Grey 10 is pretty crazy. Pretty much the entire issue is Teenage Jean Grey, along with the help of a bunch of former phoenix hosts, is trying to fight off the Phoenix force from trying to possess her. The ending really isn’t what I was expecting, and it leads right into Phoenix Resurrection, before this series seems to be concluding with Jean Grey 11. I was planning on picking up Phoenix Resurrection anyway, but now I’m hooked. The only downside to this issue is that the art takes a noticeable decline in quality compared to the last. It’s not really that bad, but it’s not nearly as good. I really want to know what’s happening next. If you’re looking forward to Phoenix Resurrection, this is kind of a must read.
Cable 152 is fun. This feels like a pure early 90’s comic, save for the writing not being nearly as wordy. The action is pretty good, the story is fairly straight forward, and there are some good jokes thrown around regarding Cable’s complicated backstory. I wouldn’t call this anything special, but it’s an enjoyable comic and it’s worth checking out for Cable fans.
She-Hulk 160 is weird, but in a good way. Jennifer is still captured by The Leader and a hyper fangirl/scientist. This issue makes it clear that the fangirl is being manipulated, and that the Leader is pushing for what could be an emotionally brutal fight scene. Not sure what else to say without spoiling the comic. The tone is very different from previous She-Hulk titles, but there’s a strong mix of drama and fun and it’s at least worth checking out for She-Hulk fans.
Supergirl 16 is good. The DEO seems to be stepping up their war against Supergirl, but at the same time, the lines seem to be cracking. It seems that sooner or later, the DEO’s nefarious leader will be exposed. Whatever the case, this is a fairly dramatic story arc where public faith in Supergirl is very much harmed by recent events, and it’s affecting every aspect of Kara’s life. This particular issue is exposition heavy, but it’s still worth picking up for Supergirl regulars.
Action Comics 993 is good. Most of the issue focuses on Superman trying to figure out what happened to his father at the moment Krypton was destroyed, but his trip through time isn’t turning out the way he hoped. Meanwhile, there’s a problem on Earth involving Lois Lane’s father that I won’t spoil. I don’t like this series nearly as much as Superman, but it’s still mostly good and it’s worth checking out for Superman fans.