Seems like weekend comic book updates are becoming a regular segment! Up this weekend are Ms. Marvel #13, Southern Cross #1, and Star Wars #3.
Ms. Marvel continues to be one of my favorite comics as we follow Kamala Khan navigating Jersey City as a Pakistani-Inhuman American. Kamala is learning what it means to be inhuman as she balances superhero training with her familial obligations – Kamala’s parents may or may not be trying to set her up with the son of a family friend, someone with a few secrets of his own.
Southern Cross is a new comic from Image written by Becky Cloonan and art by Andy Belanger and Lee Loughridge. Alex Braith is taking a space shuttle to the mining planet Titan to investigate her sister’s suspicious death. First impressions: 1) great artwork – I really like the blue and green tones, the character drawings, and the details of the space ship inside and out, 2) finally is a character named Erin (woot woot) who is also investigating Alex’s sister’s death, and 3) quite the cliffhanger ending. Sign me up for Issue #2 in April.
Lastly, Star Wars #3. This issue was alright, my initial excitement of the reboot has waned and even though the trio was battling to escape from Lord Vadar, the issue felt like mostly filler. On the plus side, Star Wars has been a successful gateway comic book for my husband who has now read the new Darth Vadar, Saga, Outcast, Y the Last Man and has started Locke and Key #squee!
What are comic books are you reading this week?