Well, this past week didn’t go as planned. Without saying too much, there were two deaths. One I won’t talk about since it has to do with the family of a friend. The second, well … I’m working on a blog post about that. It’s more for myself than for anyone else, but I want to make sure it’s right. There’s also some left over things to do with my previous job that are more complicated and time consuming than I would like. So my remaining Star Wars Blogathon posts are taking longer than anticipated, and any plans I had of editing a novel, or even short stories, have gone out the window for the month. So I’ll probably start next month instead.
But enough about that stuff. It’s time to talk about comics. Today I picked up Star Wars Poe Dameron 26, Cable 156, Super Sons 15, Superman 45, and of course the big one. The twice in a lifetime opportunity to read a 1000th issue of a comic series. Action Comics 1000. And I’m pretty sure I spent almost as time writing down the credits into the tags as I did writing this actual blog post. There is only one choice for a full review this week since I’ll only have the energy for one. It’ll be linked below when I post it.
Star Wars Poe Dameron is good. After almost two years of comics taking place before The Force Awakens, this issue finally reveals how Poe made it from his tie fighter crash back to the Resistance. The framing scene actually takes place on the Millennium Falcon, sometime after The Last Jedi ends. There are a couple light jokes thrown in, but the comic mostly stays focused on Poe’s narration of his journey and his perspective on the events on Jakku. It’s well written, and the art is consistently good. If this story interests you, this comic is worth picking up, whether you’ve been reading this series up to this point or not.
Cable 156 is decent on its own, but it kind of contradicts the Cable solo series that came out between 2008 and 2010 in multiple ways. It also doesn’t directly continue from the previous issue. I wasn’t really a fan of this one.
Super Sons 15 is fun. Superboy and Robin’s underwater base is attacked by someone who is siphoning powers from the entire justice league. Not too much else to say about this one, besides that I like how it shows how Jon and Damien are both learning to work together quite well, and they deeply care about each other’s safety. This is a fun series overall and worth checking out if you want to learn more about Superman and Batman’s sons.
Superman 45 is great. This comic is an emotional journey about the Kents selling their Hamilton home and cleaning it out for the last time. There’s a lot of great family drama as they talk about how hard change can be, while also throwing in a couple of fun moments to lighten the mood. This kind of issue is the perfect example of why this series stands out. While there is a lot of superhero action, it’s just as much a family drama as it is a superhero book.
Action Comics 1000 is too big to describe in one paragraph. The review is coming.