This week’s #comic haul from @meltdowncomics #comicbooks #newcomicday #flash #superman #cowl #uncannyavengers #guargiansofthegalaxy
This issue came out a few weeks ago, but I just thought I’d give it an honorable mention here. It’s like the perfect one-shot adventure. Batman is incapacitated by a microscopic threat, so Superman seeks out Dr. Ray Palmer for help. For those who don’t know, Dr. Palmer is traditionally known as The Atom. Although in the New 52 he’s just been hanging around with SHADE, a government agency that fights bad guys. Dr. Palmer created the technology SHADE uses to shrink people an use this small sphere as a base of operations.
Anyway, Superman enlists the help of Palmer to help defeat the miscroscopic threat inside of Batman. And we have our first appearance of Palmer as The Atom! What we get is a fun action-adventure that wraps up in one issue. I give it a 4 outta 5.
Cyclops has been through a lot in his tenure as a comic character, from marrying and then being widow to Jean Grey, leader then not-leader and leader-again of the X-Men a whole bunch of times, and the effects of AvX along with the timey-wimey effects from All-New X-Men where young Scott Summers…
Dang… Looks like I’m going to have to pick up this series now. I was reluctant at first, but who am I kidding? I’m a sucker for father-son stories!
Anonymous said: Ive heard that the gotg movie is at more focus to the 2008 version and not much to the most recent series (which is a little ironic considering the series were renewed because of the upcoming film)
Yeah, I kinda gathered that. The trailers spotlight Nebula and Ronan the Accuser, which have yet to pop up in the new series. Thanos made a brief appearance during the Infinity crossover event, but that was it. You’d think they’d play up these characters as well, since people like myself are unfamiliar with them. Then again, they’re probably waiting to see how the movie and characters do before committing to how they will be portrayed in the comics. Look at how Loki took off after becoming a fan favorite from the movies.
Guardians of the Galaxy # 15
For an issue titled “And Now… Captain Marvel” there is surprisingly little of her in this book. In fact, she does not appear at all. When Marvel announced they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, about half of comics fans (including me) collectively said “who?” Since then, they’ve relaunched the series with superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis at the helm. Every issue has been incredibly entertaining, but there has been virtually no story arc. They just kinda wander around and shoot stuff. And because Marvel is pushing the movie so hard (and I’m really looking forward to it), there’s practically a revolving door of guest stars in order to draw attention to the book. They’ve had Iron Man, Angela (where did she go exactly?), the All-New X-Men, Captain Marvel, and now Agent Venom. While this series is entertaining, they really need a big bad to rally behind and a good ‘ol fashioned story arc! I’m giving this issue a 3 outta 5, cause it’s still fun and Flash Thompson (aka Agent Venom) is super cute.
Wonder Woman # 31
This has been one of my favorite series to come out of the New 52. In fact, it’s the only one I’ve stuck with this whole time. I like it, because there’s some good story telling by Brian Azzarello, fantastic art by Cliff Chiang, and an fun cast of characters. Plus stuff actually happens! The series is already pretty different than when it’s first started. At first Wonder Woman was the least interesting part of the comic. Now Diana is the God of War, she’s taken over as Queen of the Amazons, and she’s preparing an army to lead an attack on Mount Olympus. The character is really starting to come into her own.
That being said, this issue isn’t the best. It seemed more like a filler issue before the big climax. Little baby Zeke gets kidnapped AGAIN(i LOLed when WW threw baby Zeke like a football, shown in the above pic), but is quickly rescued by WW. The art is kinda meh, mostly because Goran Sudžuka is filling in and doing his best Cliff Chang impression. It’s kind of interesting to see how the big sweeping changes Diana is making a the new Queen of the Amazons are affecting her people, but I feel like it’s stuff we’ve already gone over. That’s why I’m giving this issue a 2.5 outta 5.
Amazing Spider-Man # 2
Yes, you read that right. It’s only issue # 2. For the past year or so, Doctor Octopus has been mind swapped with our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, living Peter’s life for him(as explored in the series Superior Spider-Man). In that time Doc Ock graduated with a doctorate, opened up a science-y business, and became involved with Anna Maria Marconi.
However, Peter’s back in his own body and now he’s adjusting to all of the big life changes Doc Ock made for him. The most interesting being Anna Maria. Now, I have yet to read all of Superior Spider, but I’m loving this new character. She’s a brilliant scientist, master baker, and just a cool lady. Plus, she just happens to be a little person. I’m loving the representation in this comic! And what’s also interesting is that she’s now one of the few people that know’s Spider-Man’s secret identity and she’s already proving to be a great ally. It just sucks that’s she’s gotten the raw end of this deal. She was in love with Doc Ock-Peter and now that Peter-Peter is back, she’s S.O.L. I’m excited to see where else this relationship can go.
Other stuff happening this issue: Electro’s power’s are on the fritz, Black Cat is still pissed at Spider-Man for throwing her in jail while he was still mind swapped, and Parker Industries will now be building the next great super villain jail. I hope ends up like Super Jail!
I’m giving this issue a 3.5 outta 5. That’s right. I’m giving out decimals now, bitch!
I woke up today to move my car for street sweeping, but had trouble finding parking. So I got some #coffee, went to @Meltdowncomics, and picked up a buncha #comics. I think I have an addiction, and it ain’t coffee.
#blackscience #flash #guardiansofthegalaxy #uncannyavengers #batman #superman #msmarvel
X-Men # 14
Another X-Men comic review? Yes, and there are more even more X-Men comics that I don’t read. I first picked up this series, because there was so much hullabaloo over the fact that this team is all X-Ladies. It had an okay start, but I’ve stuck with it all the way to issue 14. I don’t have a problem with an all female team, but it seems like they could use a little more diversity in their power sets. They have 3 freaking telepaths on the team. Then I thought about just how many telepaths are women in the X-Universe. What’s that about? And in case you didn’t know, Jubilee is now a vampire who never uses her vampire power for some reason.
I’d say this issue is okay. Starts with a really great chase sequence that I could totally see happening in a movie. Monet and Rachel capture some agent of this story arc’s bad guy, The Future (cool name, huh?). We cut to the Jean Grey School where the dude they captured is on lock down and we get some mother/daughter bonding time with Storm and Kymera(her daughter from the future brought back to present day). I feel like I’ve barely seen any of Kymera since she first appeared in Battle of the Atom, so I’m glad we’re getting more of her now. Although, I’m a little confused about what her powers are, and where that freaking bird came from in the picture above. But hey, it grabbed cute ‘lil baby Shogo in time, so I’m cool with it.
Storm informs everyone that they are now officially a team(FINALLY). Of course Rachel has something bitchy to say about Storm being a leader, to which Storm informs everyone that they’ll vote on it. I guess we’ll wait to see who win the vote next issue, because nameless bad dude escapes somehow, a bunch of confusing stuff happens at the end, and he explodes.
Pretty good story by Brian Wood and art by Clay Mann, but like I said above, It’s kind of hard to tell what’s happening in those last few pages. I give it a 3 outta 5. I’m still on this train and wanna learn more about Shogo’s dad, The Future.
Side Notes: I’m kind of loving the mini-story going on in the back of the last couple issues, where some of the male students of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning decide to form their own team: Bromo Superior! The silly name alone is enough to keep me entertained.