Last week I simply didn’t have the time to pick up any comics, let alone read them. To sum up what might be the busiest week of my entire life, I’ve secured the deal on the house I’m buying. At this point, I really just need to wait for the closing date. Well, and see if my extended family has any spare furniture. One thing that’s great about this place is that it’s 4 minutes from work, as opposed to the 45-50 minute drive to work I got now. It’s really just two blocks away.
Anyway, I picked up this week’s Fantastic Four 8, Mr. and Mrs. X 9 and Detective Comics 1000. I also picked up last week’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 92, but haven’t read it yet. I kind of need a mental break so there won’t be any full reviews, as much as Detective deserves a full review treatment. Also I’ve written my Spider-Man Homecoming review and that will probably be posted sometime either tomorrow or Friday (depending on how I feel tomorrow). Anyway, here are my first impressions.
Fantastic Four 8 is good. It’s mostly another of Dr. Doom’s deathtraps for the Fantastic Four, where he believes that he thought of everything. For most of the issue, you even feel like he did. In that sense, this feels like a classic Fantastic Four comic. That’s not a bad thing.
Mr. and Mrs. X 9 is fun. This issue is split between Gambit and Spiral working together against Mojo’s forces in the real world and Rogue trying to solve her powers getting out of control. It’s hard to say much else without either going into deep detail for the story as a whole, or spoiling something, so I’ll leave it at that. Fans of Gambit and Rogue will likely enjoy this issue.
Detective Comics 1000 is great. It’s filled with a number of shorter stories, similar to Action Comics 1000. You’ve got stories focusing on Batman’s skill as a detective, a story looking back at the death of Bruce’s parents that doesn’t feel stale or recycled, some decent action scenes, and a fun villain story where different Batman rogues talk about “the worst henchmen ever”. There’s a great mix of fun, mysterious and amusing stories. Batman fans should pick this historic milestone issue up, whether they usually read comics or not.