Camp NaNoWriMo went well for me. I ended up editing two novels, despite working full-time (plus about 1:40 worth of driving each day I worked). Also, it somehow ended up being exactly 700 pages. But I’m glad to be done with it so I can get a mental break and also start working on my second month of my DreamWorks blogathon.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Star Wars 52, Adventures of the Super Sons 1, Red Sonja 19 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 84. Here are my first impressions.
Star Wars 52 is great. It continues the newly expanded Rebel Alliance being ambushed by a large Imperial fleet. Most of this issue shows how dire the situation is, with a cruiser being destroyed and the empire showing no mercy on its escape pods. There’s also Han Solo being chased by Darth Vader in the middle of the battle. The end of the issue begins he Alliance’s fight back though. I won’t spoil how it’s going down exactly, but it’s kind of exciting. This series as a whole is worth checking out for Star Wars fans.
The Adventures of the Super Sons 1 is great. It’s the first part of a 12-issue series that feels like a continuation of Super Sons in all the right ways. After an entertaining opening fight, along with the banter that makes Jon Kent and Damien Wayne such an entertaining duo, it introduces a group of villains that feels like the perfect foil for them. It only makes me realize how much I miss the Tomasi/Gleason Superman run. This is a fun and overall optimistic comic, and if the Super Sons series is of any indication, this is an easy recommendation.
Red Sonja 19 is fun. Besides an ambush by Kulan Gath cultists, this issue mostly takes a break from the action to further set up the story. It’s a mix of a castle lord asking something very dishonorable of Red Sonja and her crew, and Red Sonja’s search for the former owner of the sword she acquired during her trip to modern times. As different as those stories sound, they’re blending together fairly well so far. Red Sonja fans will likely enjoy this storyline.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 84 is good. It concludes the Turtles’ fight with the Rat King. Not sure what else to say about this one besides how it really utilizes Leonardo’s more spiritual side for the solution. Fully understanding this issue kind of relies on some of the mythology explained in the previous couple of issues. This series is 84 issues in, and I know that can be a bit daunting, but I’d still recommend the entire run to Ninja Turtles fans. In fact it’s the series that turned me into a fan, after more than a decade of being casually interested in the Ninja Turtles.