Welcome back to this weeks Comic Asylum. A few of you may have noticed I have set up an official twitter page for the site. You can find news on any upcoming blogs there (@Comic_Asylum) so feel free to follow us. After the success of last weeks special Comic Con edition it is only fair I bring Pete on board full time.
Wow, ok…this review is going to be kinda different. I won’t break this up into a positive, negative, verdict because I fear the more I talk about the issue the higher the chance of me spoiling it for you the reader.
Wolverine and the X-Men has been the best of all the tie in comics to AVX (aside from New Avengers) and it really does very little to advance the plot of the main line. We get the Phoenix Five battling the Shi’ar Army (and what a battle!) but it plays out in the background as this is more of a story of Warbird’s origin.
Let’s get to it! Daredevil vs Psylocke and Thor vs Emma Frost! The entire book, we get a great martial arts fight between Psylocke (one of my favorite characters right now) and Daredevil.
The artwork for this arc follows the same style as previous Crossed episodes. This is Rizzo’s first major published work with hard lines, dark colouring and women who appear to defy gravity. It’s stark style compliments the story and of course scenes with the Crossed doing what they do best are intricate and graphic.
The tricky thing about parodies is that they often come along at the height of the subject’s popularity, and consequently when they will be least welcomed by the masses and the fans, who might otherwise enjoy them.
As a long time fan of Spidey, I had high hopes for The Amazing Spider-Man. After the train wreck that was Spider-Man 3, I felt that the series could do with a new direction, which is exactly what director Mark Webb has done with The Amazing Spider-Man.
Whether you’re for it or against it, DC’s prequel to Watchmen – Before Watchmen – is here. I realize a lot of hardcore Alan Moore fans are quite miffed that DC opted to launch a prequel series written by other creators after Moore turned down the option to write the prequels himself. DC owns the rights to Watchmen and I’ll be the first to say I was pissed off when I heard they were doing a prequel series without Moore’s input.
Welcome back to your new favourite blog on the interweb. Yeah it’s the one, the only…. The Comic Asylum (Really need theme music here..!). This week I have a special limited edition version of the Asylum which involves me doing as little writing as possible (Cash Back!). My good friend who I may have mentioned a little over in the first few blogs @Pete_the_Red went to the London Comic Con last weekend. So instead of me rambling on about nonsense I’m handing the Comic Asylum and this special #004 over to him.
Wolverine Goes To Hell collects Wolverine: The Road to Hell, and Wolverine #1-5 in a story that sees Wolverine facing an eternity paying for the sins he’s committed throughout his long life. Written by Jason Aaron, with art by Renato Guedes, Wolverine Goes To Hell is a deep and thoughtful, if mostly inconsequential, examination of Wolverine, his journey so far, and the legacy he may leave behind him, as long as you can overlook some inconsistencies along the way.
When I was a kid, he-man and the masters of the universe was the single biggest thing in my life. I always had a sword down my back, and always watched the cartoons. So of course when issue 1 of a new DC comics series of He-man came through the post, I couldn’t contain my inner child.
Batman earth one is a retelling of the origins of the superhero, who is just about the most recognisable character in history. We have all heard or seen or read different origin stories. This can be the cause of many arguments amongst Bat-fans.
Wow! What a rollercoaster ride we got in this issue! From start to finish Dan Slott brings us a fast and fun issue. Dr. Connors/Lizard has some great Jekyll and Hyde moments that truly shine and the way he can manipulate practically every character in this story is something to see.
Of the entire tie ins for AVX; it’s my opinion that Uncanny X-Men has suffered the most. Since AVX is such a huge deal for the X-Men, it seems like this book can’t really talk about anything nor do anything because it’s a tie in book and most of the big game changing events will be saved for the main line.
The first five issues of this series have been a little to bland for my tastes, it’s like watching two prized fighters waiting for an opening and neither one wants to throw the first punch. The addition of the Phoenix Five in Round 6 has finally raised some much needed excitement into this event.