This week’s comics!
Right off the bat, [B]Mighty Avengers #09[/B] takes the crown. Al Ewing delivers some hard feels and frankly, I need there to be a All-New, All-Different follow-up to this team’s concept. It’s great and it’s perfect for Luke Cage.
[B]Batman #41:[/B] Like Action Comics #41 last week, this is another book where we should have not believed the advertising. The [URL=“http://i.imgur.com/kDVchxt.jpg”]new Batman[/URL] absolutely makes sense in Gotham’s new status quo. Looking forward to seeing if this will stack up to Superior Spider-Man or Grayson Batman.
[B]Captain Marvel/Carol Corps #1:[/B] Fundamentally a book about questioning the limits of your world. Lays down the concept, but I think it needs the #2 before I’ve fully bought into the series.
[B]Earth 2 Society #1:[/B] Power Girl wears the S-symbol, Dick Grayson is [SPOILER]Batman[/SPOILER], and Val-Zod isn’t dead; all is right with the world. Think Battlestar Galactica’s earthbound storyline with superheroes as the survivors of Earth 2 establish their new world. A new [SPOILER]Johnny Sorrow[/SPOILER] debuts here to go with the new Doctor Impossible in the preview.
[B]Ghost Racers #1:[/B] Death Race 2000 + Ghost Rider. There’s a centaur Ghost Rider with gatling guns. Enough said.
[B]Marvel Zombies #1:[/B] Elsa Bloodstone, one of the best at the Shield (Battleworld’s version of GOT’s The Wall), finds herself on the wrong side of the line. Plus, she realizes she had a horrible childhood.
[B]Silk #5:[/B] The heart of J. Jonah Jameson peaks out from behind that thick layer of asshole Slott had slathered over the character.
[B]Spider-Gwen #5:[/B] This is Jem and the Holograms with Spider-Man characters.
[B]Starfire #1:[/B] Clueless alien trope wanders through human society. To those who love the previous iteration, this is still the same character, just tuned to the “blank innocence” side of things. Starfire is still scantily clad and still lost when it comes to human boundaries. Decent start, but I need a few more issues to get to the point of the book beyond what’s shown in this issue. What’s here is cute, but not really the basis for an ongoing.
[B]Ultimate End #2:[/B] With the confusing setup behind him, Bendis gets to the point: Ultimate and 616 characters interacting with each other. [SPOILER]Hawkeye’s flip out and death[/SPOILER] was odd, but the rest is great, especially when [SPOILER]both Starks surmise that certain sections of Battleworld have been rebooted[/SPOILER]. I also like that [SPOILER]both SHIELDs are working together[/SPOILER] with little problem. [URL=“http://i.imgur.com/ZbrTFeC.jpg”]Image[/URL]. This isn’t really the end of the Ultimate Universe though, so if that’s what you were looking for, you’ll be disappointed.
[B]Weirdworld #1:[/B] Arkon is trapped and trying to get home. Weirdworld is like throwing Conan and Flash Gordon tropes in a pot, adding a bit extra, and baking it sight unseen. Nice art.