It’s been a couple weeks since my last comic post. Not because I’ve lost interest in them, but because I didn’t have the time. For example, most of last Wednesday was figuring out how to pay all of my bills. As much as I do enjoy my comics, that’s a bit more important. Now that it’s all done with, especially since most of my bills are paid automatically, I can get back to these comic posts.
Today, I’ll be looking at some of the comics I finally picked up last Friday, and some of the comics I picked up today. I’ll save the rest for next week, which is my week off. Then hopefully these posts will be back to normal. Anyway, of the comics from up to two weeks ago, I’ve read Red Sonja 6, Mr. and Mrs. X 12 and War of the Realms 6. Of today’s comics, I picked up War of the Realms Omega, Secret Warps part 2: Weapon Hex, Supergirl 32 and Star Wars 68. So far, I’ve read War of the Realms Omega and the Weapon Hex comic. I’ll save the rest for next week in addition to the other comics from the last couple of weeks I haven’t read yet. Here are my first impressions for the comics I have read.
War of the Realms 6 and Omega are both pretty good. War of the Realms 6 concludes the crossover as a whole, with some neat surprises, a lot of great action, and a conclusion that just feels right. It’s just a fun comic overall. Omega wraps up the event by summing up everything that changed, and it gives us a breather that this event kind of needed after such a breakneck pace. I won’t spoil the changes, but some of them partially mirror what’s been going on in the MCU, just with different results. Others are new beginnings for certain characters, one of which will be getting her own solo series soon. As much as I’ve very much enjoyed Jason Aaron’s Thor run, and this does feel like a good conclusion to it, I think I need a break from Thor for a while. I’ve been reading it since Marvel Now in 2012 after all. These are both easy recommendations for others who have been reading Aaron’s Thor run, but I wouldn’t really recommend it for anyone else.
Mr. and Mrs. X 12 is great. It wraps up the 12-issue series about Gambit and Rogue in their post wedding lives, and how they never seem to catch a break. It’s been a consistently entertaining run that feels like a pure passion project. It’s hard not to enjoy it along with writer Kelly Thompson, especially if you also enjoy these characters. I don’t really have anything else to say about this one.
Red Sonja 6 is great. After the intense first 5 issues about the invasion of Hyrkania, this issue takes a bit of downtime to explore how severe the situation is. It also explores the makeshift Queen Sonja’s mindset after the invading emperor gives her a peace offering. Although the ultimate result of the peace offering is by no means surprising, I won’t spoil how it gets there. This is an easy recommendation for Red Sonja fans.