Comics of July 14, 2019

Today, I went to the gym less than half an hour after work for the first time. Usually I wait at least an hour, or on morning shifts, sometimes even until the evening. With this earlier visit, I beat my personal best number of chin-ups, upped my maximum weight in bench press, and did better than normal on all of my focus exercises. Maybe I should do that more often. And of course by the end of that workout, my sweat was sweating.

Anyway, the comics I picked up this week include Powers of X 2, Fantastic Four 13 and Red Sonja 7. Here are my first impressions.

Powers of X 2 was, well … kind of confusing. It kind of jumps around into different time periods, glimpsing into the potential future for the mutants in a rather vague and complex way. It feels like until the full Powers miniseries releases, it’ll be hard to judge this series properly. The first issue was kind of like this as well. If you haven’t started reading this one yet, it may be worth waiting until the full mini releases and X-Men fans know what to think of it.

Fantastic Four 13 was great. Most of this issue is a fight between The Thing and The Hulk (controlled by Puppetmaster aka The Thing’s father-in-law). It’s a fairly brutal fight scene where The Thing’s time is limited before he turns human for 24 hours. He really needs to dig deep just to survive. It’s an action heavy comic that still does a great job with its character work. Also, the ending is kind of hilariously dark. If this sounds interesting, it’s well worth recommending to you.

Red Sonja 7 is great. After Red Sonja’s last surviving family member was killed in the previous issue, this entry explores her past a bit. It ties in some of her memories with her cousin, and some of the lessons she learned back then that apply to her ambush strategy in her ongoing war with a conquering empire. The action has some awesomely brutal beats as well. Red Sonja fans will likely enjoy 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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2 Responses to Comics of July 14, 2019

  1. Paul Bowler says:

    Yeah, the way the narrative jumps around in Power of x #2 makes it tough to follow. Really liked Fantastic Four this week, great fight between Immortal Hulk and the Thing!

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    Powers of X is at least getting to plot, but yeah, it really can’t be judged until it ends.

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