Comics of November 8, 2017 and Nanowrimo update

I’m just over a week into this year’s NaNoWriMo, and I won yesterday. That means I’ve passed the 50,000 words needed to officially win National November Writing Month throughout the entire month. I won in 7 days. But then again, I was over 88,000 at this time last year, so in that sense I’m way behind. That’s alright though.

As for comics, this week I picked up Generation X 8, Star Wars 38, She-Hulk 159, Supergirl 15, Detective Comics 968 and Action Comics 991. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

Star Wars 38 review

Action Comics 991 review

She-Hulk 159 review

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Red Sonja 10 review

Since Red Sonja found herself trapped in the modern world, she’s been searching for a Hyrkanian professor who may be able to help her, along with a couple friends. At the end of the previous issue, it appeared to her friends that she died in an explosion she caused to destroy a gang’s drug distribution base. Of course, this comic is called Red Sonja and she’s protected by some sort of Hyrkanian god, so we we know she survived.

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Superman 34 review

Like I said last week, I considered not writing comic reviews today. Why? It’s the start of NaNoWriMo, an annual month of writing madness where people all around the world try to write 50,000 words or more in 30 days. I usually try to get a huge head start on day one (my personal 24 hours record, from last year, is over 21,000 words on November 1). But since I’m writing science fiction this year, a genre I’m not all that familiar with writing, I decided to ease into it at first. As such, I’ve only written 5,292 words so far, and I’ll probably cap it off with one more chapter this evening.

Anyway, Superman 34 is written by Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. It picks up after the previous issue left off, with Lex Luthor, Superman, Lois Lane and Jon Kent all teleporting to Apokolips. I’m not too familiar with the planet, but I do know that it’s traditionally ruled by Darkseid, who’s a major villain in the DC Universe and at least a Superman level threat. This story’s been hinted at a couple times through both this series and Action Comics since the beginning of Rebirth. To sum up the backstory as this comic explains, Darkseid is dead, and some of Apokolips’s inhabitants are hoping that Lex Luthor will take the crown and help the planet be a better place.

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Jean Grey 8 review

This series has been a bit weird in some ways. The first issue pit Jean Grey against the wrecking crew, and it did a great job at balancing between Jean’s formidable mental abilities and her limitations. It ended with the Phoenix Force announcing to her that it was on the way, through a vision. Ever since then, every issue has focused on Jean trying to figure out how to beat the Phoenix, or otherwise how to prepare for its arrival. It’s featured a bunch of guest stars, all of which have added something to the story.

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Detective Comics 967 review

For a while now, Batman’s team thought that Tim Drake was dead, when in reality he’s been trapped in an alternate dimension. A couple of months ago, Batman learned that Red Robin was in fact alive, and he’s been obsessed with finding his partner since. The previous two issues showed us Tim Drake’s escape, and also introduced a future version of the young, technical mastermind, who became Batman after some sort of tragic event. He’s also willing to kill people.

Now both Tim Drakes have returned to Red Robin’s time, and Tim’s older self wants to set things right. His plan – to kill Batwoman.

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All-New Wolverine 26 review

The previous issue ended with a huge surprise that I refused to spoil, and I need to warn you now that to properly discuss this issue, I will need to discuss what happened. If you don’t want issue 25 to be spoiled, skip to the last paragraph now.

All-New Wolverine 26, written by Tom Taylor, begins not too long after the first issue ended. Long story short, Daken went missing, and the only piece of evidence left behind was a scent from the facility that bred Laura and trained her from birth to be a killer. As much as Laura didn’t want to return, she went to find Daken. She experienced a bit of a trip through her worst memories, before finding a tank with her mother, long believed to be dead.

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Comics of October 25, 2017 and NaNoWriMo/X-Men movies update

NaNoWriMo starts exactly one week away. Normally I try to post some sort of comic reviews on Wednesdays, even during the month of intensive writing, but I’m not sure whether I will next week or not. I know that I want to do a fair amount of writing to start the month off, and there’s a chance I’ll be too mentally tired to write any comic posts after that. Also, my current X-Men movie blogathon may be on hold until after November, because not only will I be writing a lot of fiction that month, but I have some final preparations to be made for my own writing. But for now it’s time to talk about comics.

I picked up Jean Grey 8, Weapon X 10, All-New Wolverine 26, Batgirl 16, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 75, Detective Comics 967 and Action Comics 990. Here are my first impressions, and links to full reviews will be added when they’re posted.

All-New Wolverine 26 review

Detective Comics 967 review

Jean Grey 8 review

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