Comics of September 12, 2018

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.

X-23 4 review

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.

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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 September 12, 2018

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Books I really enjoyed this week were Hawkman #4, Fantastic Four #2, and Star Trek The Next Generation Terror Incognita #3. I meant to get ASM #5, will have to get it today, been quite enjoying this new series and the creative team working on it. Glad to see the FF back properly in the 2nd issue, really enjoying Slott’s writing on this – however I didn’t like his new take on Iron Man so ditched that title now. Been thinking about getting the new Supergirl issues, been hearing good things about it. Might be worth a look now maybe as Bendis’s new Superman series has left me completely cold. I muss having a Super-book on my pull list.

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    FF was, uh . . . The Indigenous Peoples fill-in literally had red skin? OK. That’s maybe not a great choice.

    X-23 was good. More plot development. Pretty excited for Laura, Irma and Sophie teaming up to save Gabby.

    ASM sure was an arc that was published. It didn’t actually have anything particularly interesting to say, it told readers almost nothing about how Spencer will handle the characters, but it was published and no one can take that away.

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