Comics of January 16, 2019

Other than the fact that I’m actively looking at houses, I don’t have much of an update this week. Well, apart from the fact that I’m finally starting to catch up on reading a bit, even if I’m still way behind. Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Fantastic Four 6, Uncanny X-Men 10 and Supergirl 26. Here are my first impressions, and if I find the time to write a review after work, it’ll be added below.

Fantastic Four 6 is great. The bulk of the issue is kind-of a 3-way battle between the Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom and Galactus. This issue also reveals a new villain – an ally of Dr. Doom’s It’s a pretty intense fight, and one that mixes in touches of humour to lighten the mood of an otherwise intense comic. So far Dan Slott’s run on the Fantastic Four is really good, and fans of Marvel’s First Family should check it out.

Uncanny X-Men 10 is good. To sum it up, this issue is pretty much all of the X-Men, and even some of their enemies, teaming up against X-Man. I won’t spoil the ending, but it’s not unexpected considering everything we’ve seen advertised up to this point. And we also all know it won’t be permanent. Some of the character dialogue feels way off, but for the most part this is a well-written comic with some good action to boot. If you’ve been enjoying Uncanny X-Men up to this point, you’ll enjoy this issue too. I’m still not sure how much, if any, of Age of X-Man I’ll be reading. I guess I’ve got a couple weeks to decide though.

Supergirl 26 is good. After the previous issue where Kara visited the ruins of Krypton, and almost died from the Kryptonite radiation, she found herself teleported into a prison. Of course her captors accidentally blasted her with a dose of yellow sun radiation, giving her at least a couple hours worth of power. The rest of this comic is best left unspoiled, because there are other story elements that build up as the issue goes on. Supergirl fans will likely enjoy this issue.

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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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5 Responses to Comics of January 16, 2019

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    I got Fantastic Four #6 as well today, enjoyed it and this new sereis is shaping up well. I also got Detective Comics #996, Hawkman #8, and the Flash #62. Only read FF and Detective so far, been a busy day. Have a nice new comic book day and happy house hunting 🙂

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    • healed1337 says:

      I haven’t been reading Detective Comics since Tynion IV left, but I will be picking up issue 1000. I’d be kind of crazy not to.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        I ditched Detective as well when Tynion left. In fact, I’ve gradually dropped all the Bat-Titles. But I gave Detective another go when Peter J. Tomasi took over writing it. Been ok so far. I also check out Justice League occasionally, but that books a bit OTT for my liking. Looking foward to Detective Comics 1000 as well 🙂

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    FF was OK. Victorious seems kinda boring, honestly, and Doom being back to his old self is kind of a shame. Also, Valeria calls herself the smartest girl in the world, and if this doesn’t lead to Moon Girl having words with her, I will be sorely disappointed. (Seriously, we need to have Lunella and Valeria in a smarts-off.)

    UXM is, once again, pretty fun if you don’t try to think about it at all. And then there’s that final parge urgh, stop it, X-office.

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