MOTW 3-16-11: I just wanted a bagel!
Dark horse for the week, Iceman and Angel is really good in both writing and art, much better than the Jean Grey issue. Googam, spring break, parents just don't understand:
Goom is destroying the city and Iceman and Angel are just trying to buy time until the FF can show up:
Goom is upset because Googam went to college instead of trying to take over the world:
And Thunderbolts #155 was good as always, but the b-plot was much more interesting to me (and Satanna looked a lot different than she did in Heroes for Hire a few months bacl):
so no, he should not.
Bonus if Parker ties in Walker's time at STARS in dealing with the jailed aliens there.
ASM was good but jesus Pete is being delusional, although JJJ is calling him out on it. The new Spider-Armor looks pretty damn cool.
Book of the Skull was kind of cool, if uneventful. Had a nice fight scene in WWII with Steve, Bucky and Namor.
X-Force was disappointing, it was about Wolverine and Psylocke, when my favorite characters are Deadpool and Fantomex who get taken out in one panel and show up at the end of the issue.
Although that cover reminds of nico from runaways can we have her on the team
I appreciate Parker not doing the translating of Strange's spells like Bendis has been doing for the past year or two. He let Walker show and not tell. And Cage punched stuff too.
Parker's Cage is great.
Cyclops finally does a "who has two thumbs and is awesome?" pose.
Tex already covered Thunderbolts #155 really well, but I liked this little exchange:
Doctor Strange: "The Man-Thing did it! And so naturally... All those arcane defenses and misdirections placed around this valley and Man-Thing passed through them like they weren't there. Like his role of walking the borders between worlds, he stands at the intersection of magic and science. He is the--"
Luke Cage: "Yeah, he's my dawg."
I just loved seeing the no-bullshit Cage, totally cut through Strange's usual long, rambling exposition.
It was also nice to see the design flaws addressed in Juggernaut's helmet. And I'll never get tired of seeing the female inmates catcall the various male heroes.
Also, if you like Thunderbolts, you might consider checking out this week's Captain America and Crossbones. The basic plot is that Crossbones, after being cut from the Thunderbolts, is approached by the government to airdrop into the island nation of Hazar, and kill a teenager. Once there, he discovers the government's used the isolated country to conduct biological weapon tests, and he's there to make sure things go according to plan. Masquerading as a superhero, he gets down to business as only he can.
I just love that in the Marvel U, biological weapons include things like werewolf serum. That's awesome. It's nice to see that writer William Harms pulls no punches either, portraying Crossbones as the evil, racist fuck he is.
X-Factor #217; Guido and Monet confront an angry mob, Mayor Jameson is targeted for assassination, and Black Cat does security duty. Also, a hero falls, and nothing will ever be the same.
I always like seeing it shown that Jameson, despite his many flaws, is still a sensible dude with a strong moral compass. Of course, a few pages later Black Cat points out that he's all for stripping the rights from masked superhumans.
REBELS #26 was pretty good too, but nothing really stands out as a, "Fuck yeah!" moment, besides the last page, which I don't want to spoil.
Yah, that part made me chuckle. It wasn't the biggest moment, but I thought it was pretty cool.
from Scans Daily
Except since we're updating it for modern tastes, he will be talking about an actual boner.
Or a political subplot involving John Boehner
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Yea, I don't read much DC anymore, but REBELS continues to be a great book that I look forward to.
Sounds like a book worth getting in trade.