The Final Execution storyline has been going for while now, and with every passing issue the series continues to get more dark and hopeless. We are now behind the 8 ball as Evan (clone of Apocalypse) has been mentally and physically tortured by the New Brotherhood (lead by Daken, son of Wolverine) into becoming what the X-Force feared he would become.
There are Two Hobgoblins in New York City?! This cannot be good for your friendly neighborhood Peter Parker?! Due to a new tech weapon that has sent Spider-Man’s Spider Sense into hyper drive, Peter was helpless as the new Hobgoblin captured him and took him back to Shadowland and the Kingpin. The new Hobgoblin kidnapped Peter and has demanded a ransom (a briefcase Spider-Man snagged a few issues ago) that he has ordered Spider-Man bring to Shadowland.
The Flash is known for his blazing speed and writer Francis Manapu and artist Brian Buccellato are doing a fantastic job of giving a comic that isn’t slow and dull but exciting and fast. Some may complain about the fact that the Flash seems to be fighting a new villain every comic (and sometimes his entire Rogue…see Flash Annual #1) but I for one am really enjoying the entire series.
In Geek Girl #0 we’re introduced to Ruby Kaye, a popular teenager who wins a pair of super-tech glasses in a game of strip poker. These glasses grant her several super-powers including flight and super-strength, but come at a price; super-klutziness. Characterisation is a strong area in Geek Girl #0. Ruby is an initially unlikeable, opportunistic, and shallow girl, but her fall from grace makes for an interesting read.
As most geeks of any repute will no doubt be aware September was “zero month” in the DC universe. After a year of getting to know our heroes DC decided that it was high time to drop a few origin stories in our laps. Where Green Lantern differed to most of the rest of these books is that we didn’t get the origin to either of the characters we have been following in the title over the previous 12 months, Hal Jordan and Thal Sinestro.
One of the advantages of my laptop sadly being out of commission for the past few weeks is that it has given me a chance to look back on DC’s #0 month as a whole. Like most DC fans, I was looking forward to an easy entry into titles not previously read, as well as reading up on the back stories of my regular pull list. I was also hoping it would breathe new life into titles I’ve cancelled over the last twelve months.
I asked how dark Batman would have to get to top the Dark Knight Trilogy earlier on. The answer lies within the pages of Batman #13 and I think it will be a long time before another comic can even be placed in the same bracket as this gem.
As we are always looking to evolve these battles and push our artists forward, we decided this time to really open up the playing field! This time around is a Four panel comic competition. The challenge we set to our artist was this; within four panels tell a story. Voting though will be split into 2 categories! One for best art and the other for best story.
All of my loyal and devoted readers know that I stopped doing reviews some time ago. When I first started out I was very much into doing something I called a “Pleasant Review.” Anyway, it turns out the reviews were not only pretty good on their own, but because of the positive nature of my writing, a lot of creators were asking if I had the time to have a look at their book.
Daredevil: Yellow is a 6-part Marvel mini-series written by Jeph Loeb with art by Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween; Batman: Dark Victory), that was originally published in 2001. The story concerns the origin and early days of Daredevil as told by The Man Without Fear himself through letters to his murdered former lover Karen Page.
The Plot: – ‘The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and a good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before’
Havok, Rogue and Scarlet Witch have very big parts in this issue and it appears that Remender has big things planned for them in this series. When the team was first announced, I was a bit skeptical but Remender does a great job at making the reader feel that every member belongs on the team for a reason, expect for one.
My Twitter career, so to speak, has been like anything else, a cycle of ups and downs. And while it truly is a garden of awesomeness it can also be filled with not-so-awesomeness. I’m ok with the cycle and the process and mainly because of the awesome fans I meet and the Pro’s like Jay Rosario at Unstoppable comics.
I didn’t know what to expect going into this, Snyder hit a homerun with the Court of the Owls storyline so I guess I expected him to stumble out of the gates with “Death of the Family” oh, how wrong I was!
Hey puddings welcome, this is the Comic Asylum and I’m your host Sean ‘the true leader of men’ Fav. (What? Wait, why can’t I call myself that? No it doesn’t make me sound like an idiot! These people love me you’ll see. It doesn’t sound gay at all…… It’s not gay!) It’s a new day and with it I give you all a new blog.