Well I know every last one of us generally takes a dump on big events, and with good reason, but I had a pretty good time last night reading Marvel Legacy and Batman: The Murder Machine.
Legacy is basically a big advertisement, but a pretty good one. It made me a little more interested in their line than I had been in a while, and very interested in Aaron’s Prehistoric Avengers. I’ll look for some of these books when they hit Unlimited and as a big FF guy I was delighted to see some of the characters that popped up here and had a legit LOL at one of Ben’s lines.
Murder Machine was phenomenal. As with Red Death, it was way better than it needed to be—really smart, great storytelling, nice art, and epic. Gar posted Judge Death above with “no original idea” argument, and this book nicks from the Tony/Jarvis/Ultron dynamic in the Marvel movies in really fun ways (as well as other stuff which I won’t say). The overarching concept behind these Batmen and the whole Metal story is coming together in these side books, and while you don’t need them to enjoy the main book, I also wouldn’t skip them. There are some BIG moments in this issue. Great stuff.