Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone had a good New Year’s Eve, whatever you did for it. I’ve now written my list of all the James Bond movies sorted in order of my personal preference, and I’ll likely fix it up and post it tomorrow. A couple movies might change their spots as well – we’ll see.
But for now, it’s time to talk about comics. This week, I picked up Mr. and Mrs. X 7, Uncanny X-Men 8 and Deadpool 8. Here are my first impressions, and if I find the time to write a full review, I’ll link to it below.
Mr. and Mrs. X 7 is great. I’m usually not a Mojo fan, but this comic manages to tone him down a bit while still showing off his obsession with ratings. Meanwhile the rest of this comic is spent with Gambit and Rogue trying to figure out what’s going on. Both of them get to show off quite a bit in their action scene, and there’s a bit of a surprising moment near the end of the comic that I won’t spoil. I’m sure nothing serious actually happened or at least it won’t affect the comic beyond this story arc, but the comic plays it straight as if … again, I won’t spoil it. Anyway, this is an easy recommendation for Gambit and Rogue fans, and it’s also a consistently entertaining series in case anyone wants to check them out.
Deadpool 8 is good, although I get the impression it would have made more of an impact for me if I read the previous run of Deadpool. There’s a girl in it I’ve never heard of before who says that Deadpool is her father, yet he’s wiped his mind partly to protect her. Even without knowing about her before though, this does give the comic a great balance between entertainment and drama. The entertainment mostly comes from one of the strangest fight scenes I’ve ever read in a comic. Anyway, it’s a good comic, but I don’t feel much of a desire to read the previous run of Deadpool just to learn more about this daughter of his. For those who did read the previous run though, this issue is an easy recommendation.