Comics of October 3, 2018

Normally when I work mornings on a Wednesday, I try to write my first impressions post as well as a full review. Today I only picked up two comics, which means I’d usually write a full review for both. But today I’ve also got a hockey game to watch – the opening game for my favourite team. My dad and I kind of have a tradition of watching that game together. That and I plan on writing my Casino Royale blog post between now and then, so I can post it tomorrow afternoon. So instead, I’m just doing this first impressions post for today’s comics. This week, I picked up Deadool 5 and Star Wars 55.

Deadpool 5 is great. It’s a one-off issue where Deadpool has bet on a winner for some sort of senior walk-a-thon. The dialogue sets everything up pretty well, and there’s some good banter. Then an old Deadpool villain in a chicken mask shows up and somehow zombifies most of the senior walkers. The rest of the comic is Deadpool protecting the survivors, learning the motivation behind all the zombies, and a lot of bizarre humour that only works in this kind of comic. This is an entertaining Halloween special that pretty much spells it out in a way that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen the first Deadpool movie. I actually didn’t know this series was written by Scottie Young at first. After I learned that, I picked up the first three issues last month and 4 and 5 today. It’s been entertaining so far, but that’s normal for Young’s writing.

Star Wars 55 is great. It concludes the Empire’s ambush that nearly wiped out the Rebel Alliance, and just after they greatly expanded their forces too. Judging how the Millennium Falcon was badly damaged in the previous couple of issues, I’m pretty sure this issue takes place shortly before The Empire Strikes Back (which this series has been building up to since writer Kieron Gillen took over). This issue has a lot of action, several heroic moments, and a conclusion that shows the entire Alliance split up and on the run, yet with a sense of hope. Fans of the Star Wars franchise should check this series out – it’s been consistently good since Marvel took back the Star Wars comic licence.

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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 October 3, 2018

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Only got two books this week as well, Justice LEague #9, and TWD #184, there wasn’t must else that grabbed my eye.

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    • healed1337 says:

      I picked up the first issue of Justice League and enjoyed it. Then I lost track and I’m way behind. Hopefully I can catch up sometime, but with how far behind I already am with reading material I already own, that won’t be any time soon.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        I’ve not read all the issues of Justice League, some issues focus just on the Legion of Doom, every 4th or 5th issue I think it is, so I haven’t bothered with those as I find it breaks the narrative up too much. Its a good series, but think I’m just reading this one because I’m not reading any of the Bat-Books atm, so just wanted to read something with Batman in.

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Deadpool just did not amuse me. Comedy’s very subjective; the humour here just didn’t work for me. I found it boring. The best bit was actually a callback to the original Joe Kelly run, and the joke was way funnier in the old comic. (Deadpool laughing at Black Talon’s costume. Such a great scene.

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