Friday, June 22, 2007

AWtC Weekly: 6/22/07

SPOILER WARNING: This is the "current events and gossip" part of our presentation. New comics, comics news, and gossip can and will be discussed. Don't freak out, but we got SPOILERS, baby. Heavy, heavy SPOILERS.

Comics News this Week:
Heaps of convention news this week. I'm excited to hear that we'll be getting a tour of the multiverse this year. Less excited to hear that the multiverse contains Wildstorm, Vampire Batman, and other questionable choices. I just hope they have enough room for an animated Earth when its all said and done...

Over time, my interest in Ultimate Marvel has waned, but I may come back for some long-promised answers in Ultimate Origin. It looks like they plan to have everything and everyone be inter-related, which I would hate in the main Marvel Universe, but sounds like a cool way to differentiate the Ultimate MU.


Which descent into madness will you choose: "visions of his failure and obsessed with strange, seemingly meaningless numbers" as seen in Penance: Relentless or "the greater chaos within Robbie Baldwin’s own mind!" as seen in Thunderbolts #117? Me, I'm gonna get both and have a descent-into-madness sandwich. Mmm...madness sammich...


New Comics Comments:

Brave and the Bold #4
One of the Endless…in an actual DCU book? Does Swamp Thing know about this? Great reveal in this issue about who is missing from Destiny’s book, too. Plus: Cyborg Batman!

Incredible Hulk #107
I like what I see of this Greg Pak guy. Civil War and WWH have really been bringing out the best in Hercules lately, which probably means Marvel is getting ready to kill him off.

Flash #13 and JLA #10
It's a good thing DC didn't make any big blunders while throwing out all those "One Year Later" changes, or we might see them furiously backpedalling right about now, and they might destroy a perfectly viable character in the process...OH. Never mind.
It is nice to see you-know-who back, though. Given the Legionnaires' comments, and Wally's own seeming reticence, I wonder if he's not being set up for a big sacrifice play in the upcoming Really-Super-Big-No-We-Really-Mean-It-This-Time Final Crisis. Time will tell.


Oh crap! How did I miss Mythos: Spider-Man this week? Now I'll never learn Spidey's origin. He's a ninja cyborg from outer space, right?


Marvel, DC, I get that you really like money. Yes, I too need the green stuff. But here's the thing: You can't hammer me with multiple non-stop events and expect me to revisit old stories too. Sorry, Marvel, but you've got me too busy with the Initiative, World War Hulk, and Skrulls to be concerned with what Luke Cage was doing in House of M. That was like, four crossovers ago, man! And DC, I can't be "arsed" to keep up with the Four Horsemen or Black Adam...I'm dealing with 52 alternate Earths over here! Cripes!


Again With the Comics Eagerly Awaits:

Metal Men, by Duncan Rouleau. It looks like he plans to deliver exactly what I want to see in a Metal Men comic - fun and weirdness.

More next week...


LurkerWithout said...

Civil War and WWH have really been bringing out the best in Hercules lately, which probably means Marvel is getting ready to kill him off.

Look you can only have ONE guy running around per pantheon. Oeming wrote that lackluster Ares miniseries. Oeming is a Bendis Buddy. So his Greek dude is the one who will stick around...

Besides Herc's been deadish before. Way back when helping Cap stop the High Evolutionary...

Actually I'd like to see the HE again. And Kang. HE/Kang teaming up to restore the Marvel status quo!

Brian Hughes said...

I may be in the minority in actually liking most of what Marvel has been doing. I'm sure they could put together an epic crossover that would put everything right back to where it was (and someone eventually will) but for now, I'm enjoying the ride. Beside, what's "status quo" for, say, Spider-Man? A dozen people will give you a dozen answers depending on when they started reading Marvel comics. Anyway, it looks like they're going to somehow undo the Spider-marriage in the next couple of months, and I'm interested to see how well that's going to be recieved.

And High Evolutionary? Dude has a handle on his head. What's up with that?

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