X-Men: Blue #9 wraps up the title’s Secret Empire tie in, and unfortunately it was the weakest part of the storyline, being unable to provide a genuinely satisfying conclusion in the context of the wider event. Still, seeing Jean Grey face off with Emma Frost is always fun, with the issue’s ending promising more to come.
X-Men: Blue #10 starts the next story arc, dealing with teen Hank McCoy’s continuing tampering with dark magic (picking up story threads from the second volume of All New X-Men). In addition, I’ve always been a big fan of Scott & Jean and this issue delves into the soap opera of their relationship quite a lot. I enjoyed this, and look forward to the next issue to see where things go from here.
Generations: Phoenix - X-Men Blue’s Cullen Bunn wrote this one shot meeting between teen Jean and a Jean Grey from the time when Mastermind was pulling her strings, and she believed the X-Men were dead. It was a really good read, with some great art from R. B. Silva. I especially enjoyed Jean punching out Galactus!
Batwoman #6 - as mentioned previously, this series has been really disappointing, and I’ve dropped it now. But, #6 is really an issue of Detective Comics in disguise, and I recommend it to anyone reading that series. It’s rather shocking denouement portends some rather exciting things coming soon; and revisits some cool little bits of continuity featuring one of my favourite characters.
Super Sons #7 concludes Jon’s adventure with the Teen Titans. Another fun issue, with a few laughs at poor Damien’s expense.