Now that I’ve finished my MCU blogathon, and I’ve already set up a few things to move in, I may find the time to actually start catching up on a bit of reading over the next month. Although with more preparations to get through, there’s no guarantee. As such, I’m most likely going to take a month off from movie posts. Then after I get settled, I’ll probably do a theme month of some sort before I start my next blogathon. I’m thinking of a Robin Williams theme month, where I look at a mix of his best work and some of my personal favourites. Also on Monday, I swam my first ever 1500m freestyle, and I even found the energy to sprint the last couple of lengths. I’m definitely on track to being able to swim the 1500m freestyle in a 50m pool by this summer, and that’s one of my goals.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Fantastic Four 9, Mr. and Mrs. X 10, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 93. Here are my first impressions.
Fantastic Four 9 is good. Although the beginning of the comic isn’t a huge surprise (the FF escaping deathtraps that Doom thought would be impossible to escape from), this issue still takes the action in a couple of unexpected directions. And of course the way Mr. Fantastic escaped his trap, well … he’s going to be feeling that for a while. But most importantly, despite how this is an action heavy issue, you still get the sense that the Fantastic Four are a family more than they are a superhero team. I wouldn’t go so far as to call Dan Slott’s run amazing just yet, but it’s off to a good start. FF fans will likely enjoy this.
Mr. and Mrs. X 10 is fun. I won’t say too much because this entire issue goes into spoiler territory, but this issue concludes the story of Gambit and Rogue being trapped in Mojoverse, while also following up on Rogue gaining control of her expanded absorption powers. This is probably the first story I’ve ever read involving Mojo that I actually enjoyed, so I’m impressed. This really feels like a passion project, and it’s hard not to enjoy this if you’re a fan of either Gambit or Rogue.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 93 is great. This issue is mostly build-up, but it officially kicks off the City At War story arc. By the look of it, this is going to be a fairly major story, possibly going all the way to issue 100. There’s going to be a war within the Foot clan, in addition to a number of other forces coming into play. If previous major stories are anything to judge by, this should be really good. If you’re a fan of the Ninja Turtles and you’re not reading this series, you’re making a mistake.