It’s been a weird 4 weeks at work. What was originally supposed to be a 2-week shutdown in my department turned into a 4-week shutdown. One week in particular, I worked with 6 teams, learning 5 new jobs with 4 completely different products, between 3 departments, having 2 different break schedules, all in one week. It seems like things are mostly back to normal, and that next week will probably be a further return to normal. It’s been kind of fun bouncing around, and I met a lot of great people that I wouldn’t mind working with again every now and then, but I’m glad to be back in my home department.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week are House of X 2 and Star Wars 70. I also started my Robin Williams month, where I’ll be looking at 4 different Robin Williams movies – possibly 5 if I find the time. For now, here are my first impressions for this week’s comic pickups.
House of X 2 is fascinating. It takes a step back to reinvent Moira McTaggart as a character. While being respectful of Moira’s past history, it adds a whole new dimension to who she is and why she’s such a great mutant geneticist. Saying anything else would spoil the fun, but it’s a neat idea that was executed very well. That said, I’m not overly experienced with her character so I’m not entirely sure how her fans will take this issue, but it’s definitely worth a look.
Star Wars 70 is fun. The rebels continue their separate missions. Luke’s mission to lure the Empire away from a group of rebels is stalled as he is now on the run, but he’s also encountered someone who is also force sensitive. It’s an encounter that may help him along his journey to become a Jedi, but it might also challenge his morals. Meanwhile, Chewie and C-3P0’s sabotage mission intensifies when Darth Vader gets involved, while Han and Leia’s information gathering is complicated with a former “love” interest of Leia’s discovers their plan. So far this isn’t as good as Kieron Gillen’s run (which was phenomenal from start to finish), or even as good as Jason Aaron’s run, but it’s off to an entertaining start.