It’s been a few weeks since my last comic post. Two weeks ago, my usual comic shop ran out of all the comics I intended to pick up before I got there. Last week, I did manage to pick up a couple, but I was so busy with various appointments that I didn’t even find the time to read them until the weekend. By that point, it wasn’t worth writing a blog post about comics. Even this week, I’ve been too busy to write this post until now.
I’m not going to look at any of the comics from last week or the week before, even if I have read most of them by now. Also I did pick up House of X 4, but since I haven’t been able to read House or Powers 3 yet, I won’t be reading that one until I do. As for the comics I did read, I’ve got Fantastic Four 14, Star Wars 71 and Supergirl 33. Here are my first impressions.
Fantastic Four 14 is good. It’s mostly a build up for the Fantastic Four returning to their roots in a sense. It’s a bit of a dramatic build-up of sorts. Reed Richards builds a rocket very similar to the one they rode when the cosmic rays gave them powers, and they intend to complete the journey they originally embarked on. It’s a nice idea for a story, exploring how each of the four feels about the idea, while also giving us some good flashbacks. It also fits perfectly that The Thing is the most reluctant to go on this journey, yet he’s still determined to make sure everyone else stays safe. This story has a lot of potential, and it’s an easy recommendation for Fantastic Four fans.
Star Wars 71 is fun. The rebels continue on their various sabotage missions, while dealing with their complications. Chewbacca and C-3P0 have a direct run-in with Darth Vader, and it’ll be fascinating to see how they get out of that predicament. Han and Leia run into one of Leia’s old friends, who throws a bit of a wrench into their plans. It remains to be seen whether that’s a good or bad wrench. Luke also learns a helpful lesson in the Force from someone who seems to be kind, but may also have ulterior motives. I wouldn’t call this as good as Kieron Gillen’s run was, but Greg Pak is off to a good start.
Supergirl 33 is good. It’s the conclusion to a short crossover with the main Superman book. The previous issue and the Superman comic that released the same week basically told the same story, just that Supergirl told it better, so I decided not to pick up the next Superman story. It turns out that the conclusion to the main fight seems to have happened in the previous Superman comic, and this one wraps up the story. I may have to track down Superman anyway, but this issue still made sense of things on its own. It also gives us some great character development for Supergirl, while giving her a clear direction for the near future. This is an easy recommendation for Supergirl fans.