Comics of October 2, 2019

This post is three days later than I originally intended, but I needed a bit of a break after the chaos that was last weekend. Because it’s so late, I’m not going to bother talking about last week’s comics either. Anyway, this week I picked up House of X 6, Fantastic Four 15 and Red Sonja 9. Here are my first impressions.

House of X 6 gives us a much clearer picture of where the X-Men will be in the near future than the first few issues. It firmly establishes a new status quo for the franchise, and it’s one that actually feels fresh. This miniseries still has the flaw of being way too plot focused, with very little characterization, but the writing is overall very good. There are some fascinating ideas. Now it’s just a matter of seeing where these ideas go. I haven’t yet decided which X-Men titles I’ll be picking up, but I’ll probably be capping it at three. This miniseries is at least worth a read for X-Men fans, but whether you enjoy it enough to buy may depend on your personal tastes.

Fantastic Four 15 is fun. The Fantastic Four reach the destination they originally planned to visit way back on the voyage where the cosmic rays first gave them their powers. What they find is a bit of a unique situation, where their arrival was seemingly foretold. That’s all I’m saying, because saying more would spoil the fun. This is worth checking out for Fantastic Four fans.

Red Sonja 9 is good. This issue mostly focuses on the politics going in at this point in the series. The invasion of Hyrkania is not going well for Red Sonja’s forces. Her army is all but defeated, there’s a coup going on with the intention of surrendering to the invading empire, and Sonja herself is stuck in a strange city for most of this. What started off as a really fun series is getting fairly dark, but it’s still well done. This issue didn’t feel all that special, but this series as a whole is definitely worth checking out for Sonja fans.

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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 October 2, 2019

  1. It sounds like that FF series is well worth picking up. Glad you were able to read these.

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  2. Paul Bowler says:

    I enjoyed House of X and Fantastic Four this week, both really good issues!

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