Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

Pulls From the Short Box 5.23.18

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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 – #5-8
Total Issues in the Series: 46s20997
One of the things I remember best about the Ghost Rider series from the 90’s was how every issue seemed to introduce a new villain who Ghost Rider would then dispatch shorty there after.  He literally killed everyone who he went up against.  Spidey 2099 started off sort if the same way where the Specialist is killed in issue#5 after battling Miguel for just a few issues.  We meet a pretty great but sick new villain in the Vulture but he doesn’t stick around for all that long after it’s revealed what he likes to chew on.  Thankfully he and his Freakers crew is beaten by issue #8.

So Far: B+

Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
W: Starlin / A: Medina Almond
Issue I’m Reading – #6
Total Issues in the Series: 42Warlock6
I’m not sure how to take the beat down that Warlock takes at the hands of one his oldest arch-nemesis but I do love a great story where the hero, outmatched by strength, has to use his cunning to defeat the bad guy instead.  Next up?  Infinity War cross-over issues!

So Far: B

Catwoman (1993)
W: Duffy/Dixon / A: Balent
Issues I’m Reading – #10-11
Total Issues in the Series: 94Catwoman10
Leading up to Knightsend Selina takes on a mad genius with a knack to building bad ass weaponry.  These issues have some of the best fight scenes and showcase Catwoman’s undeniably great fighting style!

Thankfully I did track down all off the Knightsend issues – but it’s a 10 issue storyline and Cat has just two installments!  The worst part of it all is watching Jean Paul continually lose his mind while Bruce Wayne keeps walking to the edge and then backing off again.  I’m sure when I get to the issue where he finally leaps it will all be worth it!

Also read: Batman #509, Shadow of the Bat #29 and Detective Comics #676.

So far: B+

Batman and Catwoman: Trail of the Gun (2004)
W: Nocenti A: Sciver
Issue I’m Reading- #1-2
Total Issues in the Series: 2Batman_Catwoman2
Written a little heavy handed this tale hardly really starts Bats at all.  Truthfully, most of the time we follow Catwoman through a pretty blasé search for a perfect killing machine – bullets that are heat seekers and can hit it’s target without even being aimed right at you.  Too much preaching to make these issues hold up well.  I wouldn’t even consider myself too bold in saying that you wouldn’t miss out if skipping ever reading these issues.

Issue: C-

Anyways, what are you guys reading from your collection?