Daily Archives: March 7, 2013

30 Days of Transformations – Day 7

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How frightening it must be to see a small, bespectacled man growing larger and green running at you!

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Catching Up with Thursday!

Indestructible Hulk #3 - 2nd Print

Indestructible Hulk #3 – 2nd Print

The “White Event” is coming… still – the Age of Ultron has begun Deadpool is a sucker for a big pair of boobs (but to be fair, who isn’t) and Nova begins with a team that has burned us before!  That’s right!  It’s time to catch up with recent releases!  Let’s begin:

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First, let’s talk about Thunderbolts #5 (W: Way, I: Dillon, $2.99, 2013), released LAST week.  In this installment, the Leader, who was dead, got better.  We learn, in his talks to Mercy, that he still knows nothing – just random memories.  Madman – now just a man – is still alive but de-powered hanging out with Deadpool.  Poor guy.  DP does an annoying Yukon Cornelius impression and then a full page tirade that about one page too long.  That’s alright – because he also learns that you can’t trust a woman with enormous juggs – who also happens to be an assassin.  Despite that – the issue was pretty interesting as the soldiers of Kata Jaya begin a revolution after learning about their General’s suicide.  Venom goes on a killing spree and then “rescues” the now mortal Madman from the clutches of blood thirsty, vengeful soldiers.  The only real let down is how drab the art continues to be.  Story wise though – improvement from last month – but not by much.  Grade: C+

My scanner doesn't want to show the shiny cover's shininess...

My scanner doesn’t want to show the shiny cover’s shininess…

I would like to quote my friend, Corry, from Zapp Comics (click the link), when he said that Marvel events “Start big and then end with nothing”.  It’s too true and upsetting – most events aren’t worth reading as nothing of note actually happens.  Well, let’s hope this is different – because Age of Ultron #1 (W:Bendis, P: Hitch, I: Neary, $3.99, 2013) certainly starts big!  There is no Hulk to speak of just yet but I won’t deny a better grade for that.  Ultron seems to have taken his hate for humanity to a apocalyptic level.  About 2 handfuls of Avengers are left and they are scared and hiding with no idea what to do next.  The best part of this release may just be the shiny cover!  I will have to store this next to my chromium cover of Bloodshot #1!  Grade: B+

The only AoU variant you need!

The only AoU variant you need!

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Continuing with a decent Marvel month it seems that the Avengers #7 (W: Hickman, I: Weaver, $3.99, 2013) is moving along the story rather than focusing on another “origin” to a new character.  The white event is on it’s way and it’s going to be catastrophic!  Thank goodness a nerd has been chosen to receive the Starbrand – the power to… well, help.  That – and the power to break the world as well.  Let’s hope it’s the first one.  Grade: B

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Last but – well, maybe least – I finally decided to pick up Nova #1 (W: Loeb, P: McGuinness, I: Vines, $3.99, 2013) which I had been avoiding since the last time these three people teamed up on a book it was one of the biggest travesties to happen to the Hulk title since Bruce Jones.  I am pretty sure, though, they can’t do any worse than the Red Hulk series… but don’t quote me on that.  Worse things happen everyday.  But the story thus far is pretty damn good – nothing better than seeing Rocket Raccoon back in action!  It looks as though we will be seeing an old, drunken Nova – or a 15 year old Nova.  Either way, sounds fun. Grade: B+