Comics of December 20, 2017

It’s the last Wednesday before Christmas, which means this week is really busy for a retail worker like me. I’m not sure exactly how many reviews I’ll have the energy to get through this week, but at the very least, here’s my first impressions post for all the comics I picked up. Also I saw The Last Jedi on opening night. While I liked it at first, it took me a couple days to think things over before I could decide how much I liked it. There may or may not be a related post coming at some point before the new year, depending on when I see it a second time to help firm up my thoughts.

The comics I picked up include Doctor Aphra 15, Poe Dameron 22, Generation X 85, The Mighty Thor 702, Superman 37 and Super Sons 11. Here are my first impressions, and links to any full reviews I write will be added when they’re posted.

Superman 37 and Super Sons 11 review

Doctor Aphra 15 is great. The previous issue showed us Aphra’s current position of being forced to work for a homicidal robot, who often goes well beyond Aphra’s own questionable morality. This issue expands on what’s going on while also kicking off a larger story. Despite how emotionally rough it is for Aphra, there’s still a touch of her sense of humour to keep the comic relatively light. This series in general is basically Indiana Jones in the Star Wars Universe with morally questionable characters. If that sounds interesting, you should check this out.

Poe Dameron 22 is fun. It takes place in the lead-up to The Force Awakens, with Poe’s squad and Leia working together to rescue Lor San Tekka from execution at the hands of Neimoidians. Leia’s plan is a lot of fun to watch unfold, but what’s equally fun is watching everything fall apart thanks to series long villains showing up at the worst possible moment. Fans of Poe Dameron will enjoy this series, and this particular arc is also worth reading for Leia fans.

Generation X 85 is good. The situation with Emplate gets a lot more intense, but that doesn’t stop this issue from also getting some great humour and character drama. Sadly as usual, the somewhat weak art holds back what is otherwise a great comic.

The Mighty Thor 702 is great. This is partly a downtime issue that focuses on character development and story, but it also ends with a teaser, promising an epic fight scene in the next issue. Thor fans in general should be reading Jason Aaron’s entire Thor run, and it all feels like it’s starting to culminate in one epic story coming up fast.

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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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2 Responses to Comics of December 20, 2017

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    You got some great book there this week! I just got Old Man Logan and Superman this week, not had chance to read them yet. Been busy getting last bits of Christmas shopping done. I bet its manic in retail right now, such a busy time of year. I saw The Last Jedi as well, enjoyed it too 🙂

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Generation X is great. So many great character interactions. I love the relationships in this book. There’s so much heart and I love it.

    Thor was good. Really good heartfelt scene between Odinson and Jane, and then Jane yelling at Odin and not being the least bit intimidated by him.

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