Oh dear, I can’t believe the sheer number in my pull list. Here’s what I got (GASP!) Oh well, it WAS a Comic-Con week:
- Agents of Atlas #8
- Avengers: The Initiative #26
- Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2
- Buck Rogers #2
- Dark Avengers #7
- Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #5
- Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #2
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #1
- Fables #86
- Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5
- Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #3
- Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #3
- Green Lantern #44
- Hellblazer #257
- Herogasm #3
- Immortal Weapons #1
- Incognito #5
- Jack of Fables #36
- Lockjaw and The Pet Avengers #3
- Power Girl #3
- Project Superpowers: Chapter 2 #1
- Runaways v4 #12
- The Amazing Spider-Man #600
- The Last Resort #1
- The Mighty Avengers #27
- The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #13
- Tiny Titans #18
- Wednesday Comics #2
Honestly, I don’t even know where to start here, so I’ll just keep it (quite) short this time. Legion of 3 Worlds has finally wrapped-up excellently with Superboy Prime back in Earth Prime. Which means he’s now back in our world. Which means….aaarrghh mindboggling!
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers are now in the White House, and their latest member is…Bo Obama!
Oh, and if you’re wondering, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is not really a graphical adaptation of the brilliant Philip K. Dick work. It’s a literal graphical representation, like, it’s a comic but with the exact words out of the novel. Not as enjoyable as I thought it’d be.
The Amazing Spider-Man #600: Much like Captain America #600 is an epitome of who Cap is—with stories of pride, patriotism and nostalgia—this issue is exactly how a Spidey story should be. It was witty, action-packed, and most notably, funny. It has been quite some time since I laughed so hard into an issue, and it’s a good indication of how good this one is.
The bulk of the book is a story by Dan Slott and lovingly drawn by Romita Jr., which mixed the threat of an evolved Doc Ock with the unlikely wedding of Aunt May and Jonah Jameson’s father, a romance which have been going on for some time now, if I’m not mistaken. I haven’t read much Spider-Man, especially after the mess that was One More Day, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who’ll be gasping at the one-page panel of MJ, stunning as ever, as she makes the surprise entry into the wedding.
Another brilliant story by Stan Lee pokes fun into the many ridiculous incarnation that has befallen our friendly neighbourhood hero. Other notable mentions include a poignant and introspective look into Uncle Ben by Mark Waid and an ode by Zeb Wells to the Spider-Mobile. However, I must stress here, that the BEST feature in this issue is the many ridiculously funny “Amazing Spider-Man Covers You’ll Never See!”, my favourite being this one on the beginning of this post. Really good stuff.
Fables #86: Time and time again, Bill Willingham had proven himself as a master in creating new myths (something he’s doing on a regular basis in House of Mystery), and this time is no different. After the big Fables crossover, the storyline continues, and in fleshing out the character of Mister Dark, Willingham created a whole new story of a group of magical monks called The Boxers.
The Boxers’ task is to create traps or “boxes” in order to contain dangerous magical foes. We follow the tragic rise of warlock Dunstan Happ as he became on of the most feared Boxer in the Empire, and their pyrrhic victory over Mister Dark, of how he came to be imprisoned in a box during the start of arc.
Immortal Weapons #1: Contrary to what you think, not all Marvel titles are affected by Dark Reign, and if you’re loathing the need to keep up with it, give this one a try. Immortal Weapons is the spin-off title from The Immortal Iron Fist, and if you’ve been following Iron Fist, you’d already know that it tells the stories of the Immortal Weapons, who like Iron Fist, represent their own Capital Cities of Heaven.
The first issue features Fat Cobra, who realised that his past was not as rosy and great as he thought it was. After hiring a private investigator, he found out that instead, it was very ugly and full of sorrow.
Tiny Titans #18: Forget Tales of the Corps! The greatest Blackest Night story this week belong to this one, with its many unashamed digs at “Blackest Night”.
There’s not much to write for such light titles like this, so just pick it up already!