Daily Archives: April 18, 2018

Pulls From the Short Box – 4.18.18

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What is the point of comics if you don’t read them? Don’t be one of those CGC slabbing comic book “collectors”! Make sure to read them over and over again! Here is a list of what I’ve been reading from my collection:

Spider-Man 2099  (1992)
W: David / A: Leonardi
Issue I’m Reading – #1-4
Total Issues in the Series: #46spidey20994
I’ve always thought that Spidey 2099 was the ballsiest and best of all that the 2009 series had to offer.  That’s also why he’s lasted throughout the years!  The first three issues deal with Miguel trying to handle suddenly having powers and hiding it from his brother, girlfriend and scumbag of a boss.  The fourth issue shows off Miguel’s first real challenge in a villain, calling himself “The Specialist”!  The issue ends especially well with Spidey looking to loose his head!

So Far: B+

Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
W: Starlin / A: Medina, Almond
Issues I’m Reading – #1-5
Total Issues in the Series: #42wiw3
Warlock chooses a group of his closest allies to protect the super powerful infinity stones.  This is directly after the events of the Infinity Gauntlet and the Cosmic Beings are still unsure that Warlock should have them.  So, he splits then up and then flys off to visit his friends from the past.  Of course, he comes across more than just friendly faces – ones that he struggles to fight physically and mentally!

So Far: A-

Contest of Champions (2015)
W: Ewing / A: Medina
Issues I’m Reading – #1-10
Total Issues in the Series: 10

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You’d think that a series that features, not one incarnation of the Hulk, but two would be high on my MUST READ list!  Unfortunately, you’d be a bit disappointed then.  This series is a fun look at characters you wouldn’t normally see matched up against each other.  Characters that, for all intent and purposes, should NOT be matched up against each other.  There is plenty to enjoy in this series – such as The Maestro pulling the strings behind the curtain to grant him ultimate power while the Collector and Grandmaster focus on winning this “game” – but ultimately this series just throws forgettable characters into forgettable moments and at the end of the last issue you just shrug and say to yourself “Well, that’s it, I guess.”

Series: C

Spider-Man and Batman (1995)
W:DeMatteis  A: Bagley
Issue I’m Reading- #1
Total Issues in the Series: 1spiderbat
You really can’t go wrong with Spidey and Batman facing off against their craziest foes – Carnage and Joker TOGETHER!  Having to battle one is just too nuts – but have these two team-up and you’ll get the most bang for your buck!  Hell, seeing Batman knock out Carnage is worth the price alone!  Mix in seeing the Joker turn on Carnage and then the two turn again… oh man, this story keeps you on your toes the whole way through!

Issue: A-

Anyways, what are you guys reading from your collection?

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