Comics of March 27, 2019

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.

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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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2 Responses to Comics of March 27, 2019

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Glad to hear the house buying is going well, and so near where you work, that’ll be handy for you. Some great comics there, I enjoyed Detective 1000 as well, it had a good mix of stories. Lots of fun. Not had time to review it either, should really, but that’s just how things work out sometimes. Its nice to have a break, I love comics, but sometimes its nice to just sit back and enjoy them rather than reviewing them all the time. I enjoyed Fantastic Four as well, just not totally sold on the art, which has been a bit patchy for this story I think. Also got Daredevil #3, Alien 3 The Unproduced Screenplay #5, Amazing Spider-Man #18, and Transformers #2. So bit of a splurge for me after a three weeks of hardly reading any comics.

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    FF was fine, but not great. Like, all this time explaining the elaborate death traps that the FF don’t even take seriously. It sucks a lot of the tension out when the heroes are practically making wanking motions as Doom goes on and on about how doomed they are.

    Mr. and Mrs. X is really good. Thompson does such a great job exploring Rogue’s feelings and history.

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