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.
Great news about your new house!. That X-Men annual sounds good! Didn’t get many comics today, just Immortal Hulk #12 and Star Trek TNG Terra Incognita #6 today. I seem to be buying less and less comics these days LOL 🙂
Yeah. For me, part of the reason I’m cutting back is because of a lack of time. But the main reason is because I’m running out of space. There’s a chance that I may have more space after I move into a new place, but I won’t be going back to 8-12 comics a week regardless of space or budget.
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Same here, space is a big issue at times as well. I just get the books I really enjoy and stick with those. Also, I don’t bother with big events or crossovers now, so that saves me a lot as well. 🙂
Yeah, at the most I’ll really only read an event afterwards if I hear that it’s good. I’m still debating on whether I’m going to completely skip Age of X and only read the story of Cyclops and Wolverine rebuilding the X-Men.
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That’s what I tend to do as well. I’d just skip Age of X as well, just gonna go for Cyclops and Wolverine restoring the X-Men. Will be nice to get back into some X-Men comics again, I’ve hardly bothered with them in ages now.
UXM Annual was fine. It was a fine story. It did the job of explaining why Scott’s alive, and it even showed a human who doesn’t want to kill all mutants. It’s also still trying to convince us Scott was wrong, because Marvel just can’t figure out why so many readers have sided with him for these past few years.