Comics of May 2, 2018 + movie blogathon update

Well, I finally got back to editing this yesterday. Edited two chapters in a book I wrote about two years ago. That’s what I consider a good start, but not what I would call a lot of progress. Also, while I was planning on writing a Star Wars Movies blog post on the two half-hour Lego Star Wars shorts, I watched them this week. They’re fun, but there’s really not enough to talk about to make a full blog post. They’re just enjoyable in the same sense that the Lego Star Wars games are. Same style of humour even.

So instead, I’m going to start a Sean Connery bond movie theme month at some point in the next week, hoping to watch all the Sean Connery era bond movies and post about them in May, before I start my Dreamworks Blogathon in June. And I might try something a bit different for my Bond movie blog posts. Also, this month is when movies tying into my previous blogathons will start coming out, and I’ll be looking at each of those as they come out, hopefully within a couple weeks of their release. On that note, I haven’t seen Infinity War yet, but I will be seeing it on a midnight screening tonight after work.

But without further to do, it’s time to talk about comics. This week, I picked up Avengers 1, Star Wars 47 and Red Sonja 15. I wasn’t originally planning to pick up Avengers 1, but with only two other comics on my list this week, I figured it was worth taking a shot. And writer Jason Aaron is usually at least entertaining.

Avengers 1 is good. The basic premise seems to be that the Avengers are going back to the basics, after years of either a huge team, or very few of the original members. There’s a look at the Avengers group from the early days of humanity as they take on an incredibly powerful enemy. And then these back to basics Avengers are facing a threat that’s killing an extremely powerful enemy. To say anything more about the situation would ruin the fun. Besides that, you’ve got a very well-written conversation between Captain America, Thor and Iron Man, showing the kinds of struggles they’ve faced lately and their doubts of putting the team back together. It seems like this will be a good series for those wanting to jump into the Avengers comics.

Star Wars 47 is great. Continuing their journey to rescue the king of Mon Calamari, Luke, Han and Leia run into several complications at the Empire’s ultra-high security prison. The first, a giant sea monster, was introduced in the previous issue. It’s dealt with in a clever and character appropriate way. The second, well … it’s a massive complication, and it’ll be interesting to see how the rebels deal with this one. Not sure what else to say beyond that this series is building up towards both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It’s been consistently good from the start. Fans of the original trilogy will likely enjoy this series.

Red Sonja 15 is fun. It’s building up towards what might be the final confrontation between Red Sonja and Kulan Gath, an extremely powerful sorcerer and long-time villain. This is a conflict that’s lasted for the entire series, spanning multiple dimensions and taking place in completely different time periods. It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out next month. Fans of the character, or barbarian comics in general, will likely enjoy this series.

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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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4 Responses to Comics of May 2, 2018 + movie blogathon update

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    I like the idea of a Sean Connery bond movie theme month, he’s my fave Bond from the older films. I got Avengers #1 as well today. I don’t normally read Avengers tbh, but I read a couple of issues of the No Surrender events thing – because the Hulk came back in it – and thought I’d give the new Avengers #1 a try. Quite a good issue, got back to the core of what makes the series and team work. The debate between Cap, Thor, and Stark was also good. Might stick with the sereis for a few issues and see how it goes.

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    • healed1337 says:

      Same with Avengers. I don’t like everything I’ve read of Jason Aaron’s, but he’s usually at least entertaining. Sometimes he’s brilliant.

      With the movie posts from now on, I’m probably going to go back and forth between this Dreamworks blogathon and theme months to break it up. And I’d like to eventually do all of the Bond movies in these theme months. There are only three I haven’t seen anyway, and some of them I haven’t seen in more than 10 years.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        Exactly, I’ve found the same with Jason Aaron’s work, it varies, but there’s always usually a good plot or narrative to enjoy. Will be interesting to see how this Avengers book develops. I’ve always been a fan of the Bond films, especially the older films. Like the sound of what you have planned. I like to mix up the posts and subjects / genres I write about as well. I’ve seen all the Bonds, some I haven’t rewatched in ages though, think I’ll have to have a binge watch of them again soon. Always fun to revisit those classic Bond’s 🙂

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Avengers was fine. Didn’t really do much for me. Admittedly, I am still salty that Aaron seems to be ignoring She-Hulk’s character development at the end of her last run. She was on her way to recovery, she was on the road to becoming herself again, and Aaron seems to be back-sliding her. But aside from that, meh, main Avengers titles are never my jam, give me the weird secondary Avengers teams.

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