Here we go on June 13, 2012′s new releases
The Amazing Spider-Man #’s 1&2 (limited series)
So, this is a pretty standard “intro to a movie” series. I love Spider-Man, there is VERY rarely a series I don’t like. I wouldn’t call this a must-read, but if you’re a Spider-Man fan then you won’t be let down. It definitely helps you gear up for the movie. This was just a 2-issue mini series, really would have done fine as one issue.
Amazing Spider-Man #687
Final issue of the Ends of the Earth saga; all and all it was pretty good. We got to see a new Spider-Suit, which I thought looked righteous as hell, and we got to see what decrepit little Doc Ock
looks like outside of his tentacled iron lung. This last issue brought everything to a close really nicely without losing its suspense. A potential hero death accrues as well..
Marvel Zombies Destroy #3 (Limited Series)
Issue 3 of 6.
Definitely one of those mini-series that gets better as it progresses.
I’ve been a big fan of most of the Marvel Zombies series and this is just another win, in my opinion. Zombie Dum Dum Dugan, I mean come on, insanely stellar.
AVENGERS #27 (Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-In)
So, if you haven’t been keeping up with the Avengers vs X-Men tie-ins, then you’re REALLY missing out. Let me pull you up to speed… So, the Secret Avengers have ventured off to try and stop the Phoenix, like went into space to stop it. They were able to contain a piece of the Phoenix force, but in no way were able to stop it. Once they were able to snag a piece of the space bird, the Protector pulled some shady moves and bailed back to the Kree home planet with the Phoenix piece, leaving the Secret Avengers knocked out and headed into the sun. I really feel like this issue should have been a Secret Avengers issue instead of part of the AVENGERS title, but whatever.. Anyway, in this issue we see what the Protector had planned with his bailing, and it actually kind of surprised me, the moves he made after the fact. Long story short, there are A LOT of entities pissed off at the Protector right now..
Avengers Assemble #4
Ok, so I totally think that this is a possible plot line for The Avengers 2. I don’t want to spoil the movie’s giant reveal, but if you haven’t seen or heard about it yet, then you must live on another planet. All I’m going to say is that the way the Avengers movie ended and with the way this series has been going, I feel it’s a solid possibility we’re reading a movie sequel. I definitely recommend this title.
Versus #3 (Limited Series) (Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-In)
Issue 3 of 6
This series has been a really fun read, I mean honestly, who doesn’t love cover-to-cover fight scenes. This issue features Colossus vs. the Thing, with a little Red Hulk to start it off and Black Widow vs. Magick. Again, not the most important title of AvX, but I think one of the most fun.
Spider-Men #1 (Limited Series)
It’s happened! It happened a lot sooner than I thought it would, but who cares?! So here, for the first time, our two favorite Spider-Men cross universes and meet. Well, it’s more Peter Parker crosses over into the Ultimate universe, home of their new Spider-Man, Miles Morales. It’s only the first issue, so it’s still getting set-up, but it’s a perfect start to what I know will be a killer mini-series.
Issue #2 of DeadPool with no healing factor.. suspenseful. Seriously though, now that DeadPool can be hurt and even die, it makes all of those life threatening moments actually threatening. It really wasn’t long before someone figured out DeadPool’s new found weakness to injury; I thought he’d try to hide his secret a little better. A righteous read, even if you’re not a conventional DeadPool fan.
Scarlet Spider #6
I have only the best things to say about this title, it only gets better with every issue. If you like Spider-Man and Wolverine, then you’re going to love Scarlet Spider. He’s an equal combination of those characters. All of the powers and even more than Spider-Man, mixed with all of the dark past issues and bad-ass attitude of Wolverine.. Incredible. This issue, in particular, escalated the series to the next level with the introductions of both Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web… Love it. Oh, and Kaine isn’t above killing people either, does it all the time.
Hey, see! I’ve actually started reading some DC. Excited? Well, you should be!
Ok, so the Night of the Owls has ended and it worked out pretty well for most, save for a few murders. This was definitely a bombshell issue, it revealed a fairly big chunk of history about the Wayne dynasty and it’s put Batman in a tough spot with a blown mind. I kinda hope they keep this villain around..
Batman and Robin #10
War of the Robins is what they’ve titled this issue. “Damian Wayne Being A Twisted Little F*@#” may have been a more accurate title. I’m really digging the interaction between Batman and all four generations of boy wonders, and from what I gathered, from the Robin vs. Red Robin confrontation, is that Damian is just trying to prove himself as an equal among the bird brains. A good read and I’m really looking forward to Damian and Jason squaring off.
The first issue of Batgirl that I read was the Night of the Owls issue and I really enjoyed the read. This was the next issue released in the series and it was still a fun read, so I feel like it’s safe to say that it’s actually a good series and I wasn’t just enjoying the event rather than the comic. Anyway, definitely a good read, not great, but I’ll still pick up #11.
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1
Issue 1 of 4
This is the second issue released from the Before Watchmen titles, the first being Minutemen #1. Both number ones for the two series have been incredible and I can’t wait for the rest of the series. Minutemen was mainly Night Owl doing an introduction to himself and the other members of the Minutemen. Silk Spectre is pretty much her origin story, as I assume all of the series will be. A great read and a great first issue! A collection must if you ask me..
WHOO! That was a lot of reading for 2 days.. Alright, well, I hope you guys enjoyed reading and I hope that I’ve inspired some of you to pick up a few of these titles. If ever you want me to read and review anything, feel free to let the guys here at Wreckhouse Magazine know!
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Rest in Peace,
Rev. Jay Leal