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.