Super Sons 1 review (plus talk of Superman 17)

super-sons-1The thing I enjoy most about the DC Rebirth Superman series is the family drama aspect. Sure, the Multiplicity arc that ended 2 weeks ago didn’t feature any of that, but still. It explores the relationship between Clark Kent, Lois Lane and their son, Jon, who’s starting to develop superpowers of his own. A couple arcs ago, Jon met Damien Wayne for the first time. It didn’t start off too well. After their fathers forced them into a teamwork boot camp of sorts though, they started getting along better. Today sees the release of Super Sons 1, a team up book between Superboy and Robin.

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Comics of February 15, 2017

Well, it’s the third week of comics in February, and I feel like I’m already starting to switch a bit more toward DC over Marvel. I didn’t pick up this week’s Captain America: Steve Rogers, and picked up Super Sons instead. I do still intend to keep up with favourites like Mighty Thor and Ultimates volume 2, both of which saw an issue release today, as well as all the Star Wars comics. But like I said last week, I don’t like some of the directions Marvel is going as a company, so I’m reducing my Marvel pickups.

Also I finally watched the Suicide Squad movie this past week. My thoughts – I’m having trouble remembering half of what happened in that movie, and I’m usually a bit of a data head with fiction. I’ve barely thought about the movie since. It was that forgettable. I guess that’s better than outright hating the movie like I did with Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman to a lesser extent. I want to like the DC movies, I really do, but the direction they’re going in is just not for me. Their comics are really good right now though.

Anyway, the comics I picked up include Monsters Unleashed 3, The Ultimates 2 4, Star Wars: Poe Dameron 11, The Mighty Thor 16, Super Sons 1, Batman 17, Superman 17 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 7. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Super Sons 1 review (plus talk of Superman 17 that’s not quite enough to be a review)’

The Mighty Thor 16 review

Star Wars Poe Dameron 11 review

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Inhumans vs X-Men 4 review

ivx2016004-dc11I’ve been up and down with this event so far. The 0 and 1 issues were both really good, with a lot of entertaining build-up and a bit of course correction on the X-Men franchise as a whole. The 2nd issue was mostly an action issue that was fun, but with some serious characterization problems. Last issue was just boring. Can the second hero vs. hero event that started in 2016 pick up the pace a bit?

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Supergirl 6 review

sg-cv6-dsIn the last 5 issues, Supergirl’s spent her time between trying to adjust to her new foster parents, trying to live a normal life on Earth and fighting Cyborg Superman, who happens to be her Kryptonian father. It’s been a very dramatic story arc, with Supergirl reminded in so many ways of what life on Krypton used to be and that it’ll never be the same, while dealing with a father corrupted by technology who’s willing to commit genocide to bring back his people.

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All-New Wolverine 17 review

5681502-anwolv2015017_dc11-0The Enemy of the State II arc has dug itself deep into Laura’s past more than we’ve seen since her previous solo series, now 5 years ago. One of the major elements of her past is that she was conditioned from a very young age to react to a specific smell, known as the trigger scent. She blacks out when she smells it, and everything tends to die while she’s blacked out. This particular issue focuses primarily on the trigger scent with a major turning point for the character.

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Comics of February 8, 2015

So it’s confirmed that $4 Marvel comics (which means pretty much all Marvel comics) will no longer include free digital copies with them. Instead, they give you a couple older comics for free each week, and it’s the same selection no matter how many comics you pick up. The free digital copies were the only thing that kept the Marvel comics as valuable as an individual DC comic (which are mostly $3 right now). As such, I’ll be slowly moving away from Marvel for the next while and towards other companies, as each current story arc ends. I’ll still be reading and reviewing Marvel, but I’ll be significantly cutting back so that I’ll only be reading a handful of favourites. Instead of being in the range of 4-8 Marvel comics a week, it might get narrowed down to as low as 6-10 a month.

There are other reasons I’ll be slowly moving away from Marvel, but I’ll save that for another time if I feel like it. I get why smaller companies like Image, Dynamite and IDW charge $4 a comic, because they don’t have as much sales and they need the money. Marvel doesn’t need $4 a comic, not when they’re owned by a company that just became the first movie studio to earn $7 at the box office in a single year (that happened before Star Wars: Rogue One released too). It’s as simple as that.

Anyway, the comics I picked up include Inhumans vs. X-Men 4, The Unworthy Thor 4, Star Wars Doctor Aphra 4, Black Widow 11, All-New Wolverine 17, Red Sonja 2, Supergirl 6, Wonder Woman 16 and Detective Comics 950. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

All-New Wolverine 17 review

Supergirl 6 review

Inhumans vs X-Men 4 review

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Superman 16 review

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The Multiplicity arc comes to a close in this issue, but not without the promise that its story will come back, potentially bigger than before.

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