Marvel NOW readings (2013)
It’s been too long. But I never promised regular posts :P OK, so what did I read: The newest Iron Man series starts pretty quick with a nice story about his new armor and the struggle with Tony Starks competitors on earth. It’s new-reader-friendly written, but the art might annoy some hardcore fans because of Greg Land’s typical female model faces. The tech scenes, however,...
Ultimate Spider-Man #9
From one Spider-Woman to another. :-P Yes, also the Ultimate Universe features a character named Jessica Drew - but then there are major differences. Anyway… a new storyline kicks off with the Human Torch hitting on Spider-Woman - a fact that freaks Peter out (which is understandable). And Kitty (Shadowcat) gets into trouble. That’s about it what happens in this issue of Ultimate...
Although the cover might come across as sensual this series definitely has more in stock. Or may I say “had”? Yes, according to the last page Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev are finishing this book after the initial story arc. So you could call it a limited series. And maybe that’s the best way to publish the adventures of Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) who is also featured...
Detective Comics #861-863
Wow… that was pretty creepy. And I would not suggest those books for children. One could argue whether this isn’t just a Batman story changed for the charakter of Batwoman. But that would be kind of silly because writer Greg Rucka really made her a more human charakter than Batman might have been in a long time. This story works on two different time levels and it’s nice to...
Ultimate Spider-Man #8
Note: the solications refer to that series as “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man”. But for me it is “Ultimate Spider-Man” (Volume 2 if you like) Now since the reboot this book is just shining. Brian Michael Bendis seems to love writing teenie Spidey. And thus the stories are very enjoyable. In fact I would say that the reboot was worth it (though after “Ultimatum”...
Batman and Robin #10
The fourth story line starts here. And Andy Clarke is on board for pencils which is very nice because his fine lines are perfect for this book. The story, however, isn’t that great because it’s more a prologue for the upcoming limited series about the return of Bruce Wayne. Does anyone else think that this whole time travel thing feels like a rip-off of Captain America’s death...
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