So I’m in the middle of buying a house, in that I made an offer over the weekend, and it was accepted. This entire week’s been ridiculous as a result. It’s to the point where if I picked up more than three comics this week, this blog post wouldn’t be possible. As it is, it’s going to be a quick one. Let’s get to it.
I picked up the Uncanny X-Men Annual, Star Wars 60 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 90. Here are my first impressions, and I can pretty much guarantee there won’t be a full review this week. What I can say though is that all of the comics I read this week are great.
The Uncanny X-Men Annual is a great Cyclops story. It details exactly how he was resurrected, while also giving us a tale that shows us the kind of hero he can be. The story takes place over the course of a decade or so. It also stars Young Cable. That’s not a bad thing. Whether you’ve been reading Uncanny X-Men or not, or enjoying it for that matter, this is well worth reading for Cyclops fans.
Star Wars 60 concludes the story of Luke, Leia and Han being stranded on an isolated planet. In the previous issue, the Stormtrooper Commandos that have posed a major threat to them on several occasions tracked them down. This issue focuses mostly on the battle, while also giving us compelling backstory for the colony on that planet. The ending is also kind of hilarious. This series in general is an easy recommendation for Star Wars fans.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 90 is kind-of an aftermath issue for a friend of the Ninja Turtles being killed a couple of issues back (last month’s issue kind of being the annual Christmas issue). Beyond that, it touches on several minor plot threads and introduces a new potential threat. To sum it up, it’s a much needed downtime issue after several intense story arcs in a row. TMNT fans who aren’t reading this already are making a mistake, and that goes for whether you’re into comics or not.