I picked up 5 comics today, but two of them are back issues and one of them, Avengers 16, follows them. Now that I’ve dropped Uncanny X-Men (and glancing through today’s issue didn’t change my mind on that), I decided to catch up on Avengers. I haven’t read then yet, but I will at some point this week. Also, I’ve watched Age of Ultron for my MCU blogathon, and if I can find the mental energy, I’ll write that blog post tonight and post it either Thursday or Friday. That said, it’s been a weird couple of days and I’m feeling a bit zoned out right now.
Anyway, the comics I picked up and read are Star Wars 62 and Red Sonja 62. Here are my first impressions.
Star Wars 62 is exciting. Most of this issue focuses on the rebels preparing for a covert attack on the Empire. It’s a combination of a revenge attack and an economic strike, as they plan to destroy the mining operations on Shu-Torun. Queen Trios of Shu-Torun recently pretended to befriend the rebels, only to betray them in an attack that nearly wiped them out. This issue’s got a bit of action, but most of it is Leia building the team. If that sounds like you might enjoy reading it, then you very likely will.
Red Sonja 62 is fun. This issue continues building up towards a war between Hyrkania and an empire planning to invade them. Meanwhile, Hyrkania decided to declare Red Sonja their queen, and it remains to be seen whether that will work out for them or not. The scene where Red Sonja meets the emperor is just the right level of tense, with Sonja refusing to bow down and issuing a direct challenge. I won’t spoil how this issue ends, but it implies that while the empire is a significant threat, Hyrkania’s forces are smarter. So far, this is shaping up to be a great Red Sonja story, and it’s worth checking out for fans.