Comics of March 6, 2019

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.

About healed1337

I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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6 Responses to Comics of March 6, 2019

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    I had a feeling you’d drop Uncanny X-Men, its been pretty dire hasn’t it. Still, you got some great books there to enjoy. This NCBD I got The Immortal Hulk #14, The Walking Dead #189, Justice League #19, and Young Justice #3.. Only read the Hulk and TWD atm, not had time for more yet. Really enjoying Immortal Hulk, its one of my favourite books atm 🙂

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    • healed1337 says:

      I’ve heard nothing but good things about Immortal Hulk. Kind of makes me wish I tried that series out instead of Uncanny, but I’m far behind enough that I don’t have the time to catch up. At least not in the foreseeable future.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        Immortal Hulk is really good, best new book from 2018 IMOP. Awesome horror themes stories and great artwork. There are trade collections out now as well, so well worth checking out if you get a chance, especially Vol 1, those first few issues of the series were awesome 🙂

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      • xmenxpert says:

        I’ve read a few issues of Immortal Hulk, here and there, via digital codes. What I’ve read was pretty great. Ewing’s always great, of course.

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  2. I’ve always wondered if Red Sonja was worth checking out. It sounds cool, but something holds me back from diving into it.

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    • healed1337 says:

      The character’s consistently been around since the 70’s for a reason (not to mention there is actually a theatrically released Red Sonja movie, as bad as it is). Her comics are worth checking out.

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