Not much news on my house hunting search this week, but I did get to go swimming for the first time this year over the weekend. And when I did, not only could I still swim a 200m butterfly without much difficulty, but I swam my first ever 800m freestyle. I guess my goal is now to be able to swim a long-course 1500m freestyle by the end of the summer. If I make that goal, it’ll mean I can swim every single individual event ever competed at the Olympics. I’d also like to be able to swim a long-course 400m butterfly, but that’s a secondary goal at this point. Any goals beyond that will be set as time goes by.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Mr. and Mrs. X 8, Thor 10, Supergirl 27 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 91. Because of weather and the fact that I’ll probably need around 20 minutes more to drive to work, there won’t be time for me to write a full review. Let’s get going with my first impressions.
Mr. and Mrs. X 8 is great. Continuing from the rather shocking ending of issue 7, Rogue and Gambit continue to deal with Mojo’s antics. Not sure what else to say about this one, save for the fact that while I usually find Mojo mildly annoying at best, I’m actually enjoying this series. It might be partly because the usually entertaining writer Kelly Thompson clearly cares about these characters. This series feels like a genuine passion project, and it’s hard not to enjoy it along with Thompson. In short, this is an easy recommendation for Gambit and Rogue fans.
Thor 10 is good. This issue is mostly an examination of the not so great relationship between Thor and Odin, complete with a bit of a fight. There’s also a touch of story building and some flashbacks, but the main focus on current and future kings of Asgard. This issue works fairly well as a one-shot, while also building up a bit more for the upcoming War of the Realms event. If that interests you, then you’ll probably enjoy this.
Supergirl 27 is good. It continues the prison break that began in the previous issue. There are some important developments with some new side-characters, a bit of a tragic moment, and a lot of action. Krypto in particular gets an awesome moment. That said, this issue feels like a bit of a mess at times, as if it’s trying to do a bit too much at once. As an issue in the middle of a story arc, that’s something that could be fixed in the next issue, but it’s still worth noting. If you’ve been enjoying Supergirl so far, you’ll likely enjoy this one.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 91 is great. In some ways this is a bit of a build-up issue, with some sort of major political shift within the Foot Clan coming up. Even with all the politics going on, there’s a decent fight scene, some well-written drama, and a couple sub-plots touched on. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, TMNT fans should be reading this series, whether they usually read comics or not.