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.