It’s another week where I doubt I’ll be able to write any full reviews. I’ve got several things going on this week, like getting my own car instead of always driving my parents’ cars, appointments related to potentially buying a house in the new year, and of course the outdoor pool I’ve got a season’s pass for is closing after this week. I want to use it as much as I can.
Anyway, the comics I picked up today include Fantastic Four 2, X-23 4, Amazing Spider-Man 5 and Supergirl 22. Here are my first impressions, and if I find the time to write a review later, it will be linked below.
Fantastic Four 2 is good. It mostly focuses on Reed, Sue, their kids and the Future Foundation. We learn what they’ve been up to all this time they’ve been away – not only restoring the multiverse after the events of Secret Wars, but creating a few new universes using everyone’s imagination. It’s a neat concept that’s well worth reading if you’re into Marvel’s first family. About half way though the comic, a major villain is introduced that pretty much forces them to call on all their past allies. Thus, this comic ends moments after the 4 signal in the sky at the end of the previous issue. The first issue’s biggest problem is that it felt like a teaser more than anything else. This issue almost feels like it should have been mixed in with the first, but I get why they did it this way. Also at this point it’s still hard to tell how good this series will be, but it is showing promise.
The Amazing Spider-Man 5 is fun. It concludes the strange opening arc almost as fast as it began. In case you’re not aware of what’s been happening, Spider-man and Peter Parker were somehow separated into two separate people, yet neither of them received all of their talents and moral attributes. It made for a few amusing moments, but I’m also glad this story didn’t go on for too long. Not much else to say really – this issue’s fun, that’s all it is and that’s really all it’s trying to be. Personally I’m not sure if that’ll be enough for me to stick with this series, but it’s worth checking out for Spider-Man fans.
Supergirl 22 is good. Supergirl’s quest for answers regarding Krypton’s fate takes her to the Green Lanterns archive. This issue is very much story focused, with only a couple character moments sprinkled in. Because Kara’s on a quest for answers and there are a few minor surprises, I won’t say exactly what happens. Let’s just say that an object she’s carrying with her causes several problems that make things very awkward. I’m not a fan of what Brian Michael Bendis is doing with Superman at all, with the “Krypton was murdered” thing or that Clark and Lois are separate, but it feels like this series is doing the best that it can with this direction. For that reason, this is at least worth checking out for Supergirl fans.