Comics of April 24, 2019

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.

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 - 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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7 Responses to Comics of April 24, 2019

  1. evaschon says:

    Just popping in to say that I would LOVE a Robin Williams month. ❤


    • healed1337 says:

      I’m thinking of going for 5 of his movies in total. There would probably be Dead Poet’s Society (which I’ve seen once and thought was really good), Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire (saw once years ago and thought it was very entertaining), Jumanji (probably my favourite Williams movie as a kid), and Hook. After that, I’d probably start that Disney animated associated blogathon (that would include both Marry Poppins movies).

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      • evaschon says:

        I’ve seen three out of those five (the other two being Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poet’s Society). I think I’ve seen five Robin Williams’ movies altogether (if I counted a franchise – Night at the Museum – as one movie).


  2. Paul Bowler says:

    Great to hear things going well with the move and everything. I enjoyed Fantastic Four #9 as well. I also really enjoyed Star Trek Year 5 #1, all about the end of the original Trek’s 5 year mission, and Amazing Spider-Man #20 was also good. Forgot to get Detective Comics this week, but must say, I’ve been struggling to enjoy that title much recently, Hoped the team on it would’ve done better.


    • healed1337 says:

      Yeah, especially when Tomasi did so well with his Superman run.

      I’m hoping to catch up on Amazing Spider-Man after I get settled and start catch up on reading. I’m not a huge fan of Star Trek (really just watch the movies that are considered good), but that does sound like it’s a series worth creating.

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      • Paul Bowler says:

        Agreed, enjoyed Tomasi’s Superman run so much. Sadly his time of Detective so far has been a bit, well underwhelming tbh. I did like IDW’s Star Trek comics, especially when they are about the classic or STTNG versions. I don’t know much about the other Star Trek shows though. Have a great weekend 🙂


  3. xmenxpert says:

    I loved Mr. and Mrs. X. Lots of fun moments, a cool development for Rogue that was already spoiled by Captain Marvel, and yay for Spiral. I love me some Spiral, and I’m glad she’s still awfu even with a soul.


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