Comics of August 15, 2018

Don’t have much time today – it’s the last day before my brother heads back to base to continue his military training, so let’s get to it. This week I picked up three comics: Extermination 1, Thor 4 and Star Wars: Poe Dameron 30. I also considered picking up the Cable and Deadpool annual and the Astonishing X-Men annual, but for now I’m just sticking with these three. And there most likely won’t be a full review, but it will be linked down below if I get to it.

Most people tend to relax over the summer, yet it often feels like it’s the busiest time of the year for me. Not complaining, just saying.

Extermination 1 is good. I haven’t been reading X-Men Blue since their time traveling adventure about a year ago, but it seems like their status quo hasn’t changed much since. Anyway, there’s one group that’s trying to kill them, and a mysterious person who’s trying to capture them for an unknown purpose. It makes for a fairly intense comic, but one that still leave room for strong character moments. There’s not much else I can say without spoiling this issue. If that interests you, or you want to read what appears to be the last story about the teenage original X-Men before they travel back to the past, this is worth picking up.

Thor 4 is fun. There are a couple moments that I found a bit hard to follow because of the art style, but as a whole, this comic features a number of power players in the Marvel Universe. Some of which will probably involve themselves in the War of the Realms. There’s some good action, a couple great lines from Thori and Loki, and a story that’s so complex that you’ll be completely lost if you haven’t been reading Jason Aaron’s Thor run up to this point. That’s the main downside to this series right now – you have to go way back if you want to catch up. If you have been enjoying his run though, this is worth a look.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron 30 is good. This is the second last issue of the series, and the second of three issues exploring what the rest of Poe’s Black Squadron is up to during the events of The Last Jedi. The story is framed by Poe trying to watch the messages he’s received from his squad, with C-3P0’s help to repair the corrupted files. This issue kicks off a very dangerous situation where the First Order is attacking a potential ally planet, and they desperately need help. Of course all they get is four fighter ships. This is worth reading if you’re interested in Poe’s squadron, or you’ve been enjoying this series up to this point. With only one issue left, I wouldn’t really recommend it to anyone else.

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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 August 15, 2018

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Yeah, I’ve taken a bit of a break over the summer to spend time with family. I did get Astonishing X-Men annual #1 this week, that was good, would recommend it if you like the original X-Men team. I was going to get Extermination 1 but didn’t as not really been reading many X-Men books aside from Astonishing X-Men, so might check that one out later.

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Extermination is well-made, but it’s also doing nothing particularly new. It’s hard for me to get excited about rehashes of old plots.

    Thor is fun. I love me some Del Mundo.

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