Comics of May 15, 2019

I only picked up two comics today, and there isn’t much of an intro besides the fact that I’ve finally begun packing all of my stuff. There’s no way I’ve got enough boxes for everything I own and there’s no way I’m taking everything over to my new place right away, but I need to start somewhere, right? Anyway, I picked up War of the Realms 4 and Star Wars 66. I was considering picking up Superman for his brief crossover with Supergirl, but when I saw it was part 5 in a story I hadn’t been reading, and that Supergirl only showed up at the very end, I decided to wait and see. Of those I picked up, here are my first impressions.

War of the Realms 4 is intense. There’s a lot of action and storytelling in this, but there are also a couple good character moments for Odin and Freyja. On the one hand, this event feels a bit overly ambitious in the same way that Fear Itself did. On the other hand, it doesn’t feel nearly as bloated, thanks to the fact that there are much fewer tie-ins. It’s also easy to follow despite how it’s the payoff of Jason Aaron’s Thor run that began back in 2012. It also helps that it’s been an entertaining event so far, while Fear Itself was kind of boring if you only read the main event. That’s enough to recommend War of the Realms to those who have been reading Aaron’s Thor run.

Star Wars 66 is awesome. It feels like this is the penultimate issue in the Rebel’s sabotage mission on Shu-Torun. However, there are multiple complications going on here. For one, the planet is now being bombarded by a Star Destroyer. The main complication is how the rebel extremists from Jedha are planning on destroying the entire planet to avenge their own, causing a fight between them and Luke. Right now, it looks like the extremists are winning. This is an intense story arc, but with some great character moments sprinkled in. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you should be reading this series.

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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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3 Responses to Comics of May 15, 2019

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Same here, only got two comics today. Immortal Hulk #19, love the horror vibe in this series, and Daredevil #5 which was also a very good issue. The new team on DD are really doing something very different with the character which I like a lot. Star Wars #66 is great, read my friends copy of that. Haven’t read any War of the Realms though. Also gave Superman a miss, was going to get it because I’ve started reading Supergirl, but couldn’t be bothered with the crossover event thing. Enjoy NCBD and hope all goes well with the packing and the move 🙂

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