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MotW 5/11/2011 - A Boy-God and His Hel Wolf

CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
edited May 2011 in Graphic Violence
Journey Into Mystery #623 was awesome. God, I love Kieron Gillen (So much I even wrote a tumblr post about it). Perhaps then that is why my MotW for the first time in a long damn time is from his book. So my moment is when he breaks the will of the Hel Wolf to serve as his ally/sidekick/steed in his forthcoming adventures.

Anyway, after Volstagg has a nice moment of brawling, bad puns, and good stories Loki figures out what he has to do. Since he can't enlist the help of anyone good, but does consult his brother for advice, he starts to round up some villains. The whole point of Volstagg's story about Thor breaking in his goats is to establish how Loki breaks the Hel Wolf after he "swears" an oath to Loki on a soul that he hasn't had in a long time.

Fun was had by all. Scans may be forthcoming. The device has been wonky of late.

Although my real MotW was non-comic related, even though it happened at my LCS. But I'll bore you with that some other time.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Aaaagh I had written all this but then my computer crashed

    Flashpoint - Not a bad start, really. Very reminiscent of House of M, which isn't bad. Barry is still very bland, but Flashpoint Batman and Cyborg are pretty cool. By far the most interesting characters are the S.H.A.Z.A.M. Agents, it is a shame they aren't getting a miniseries.

    Flash - Well that sure was an extended prologue to Flashpoint. Kollins' art looked great, but the story was super boring compared to the great opening arc with the Renegades.

    Batman Inc. - Best issue of Inc. yet. This is what I signed on for, Morrison. Seeing the various Batmen of the world in action was a blast and the Leviathan mystery is being presented in an intriguing, but not overtly complicated, way. Red Robin and the Outsiders is a brilliant idea and I am curious as to who the new Wingman is.

    Amazing Spider-Man - I've loved the FF arc, it is zany fun comics. The dialogue got a little too hammy at times, but I can get over it. The arc having three different artists was a bit jarring, but I can understand with the shipping schedule. Oh and the Carlie tattoo fakeout was an excellent move by Slott, well played.

    Journey into Mystery - Goddamn, Gillen. This was a great book. It seems like he is drawing inspiration from Fraction's Ages of Thunder, which is a very good thing. I really can't say anything other than this was a fantastic book as a whole, I'm excited to see where it goes from here. The end blurb for next month's issue was hilarious.

    Incredible Hulks - Pak is trying to have some fun before his epic Heart of the Monster arc, but he just isn't having enough. I've seen him write crazy comic book-y stuff before, and this comes close but not quite there.

    New Avengers - Oh god please let this awful WWII story be over. It still has ZERO connections to the main plot and Chaykin's art makes me cry. The modern story isn't bad, but is just chopped off at the knee by the co-feature. The attempt at a twist at the end is such a blatant red herring it is awful.

    FF - I feel sorry for anyone who didn't read Hickman's run, as this is firmly entrenched within it. The Reeds are a bit dull, but Doom's symposium was glorious.

    Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt - This was good! The idea of Prodigy leading a new, voluntary, Initiative is a great one and the huge cast is full of a bunch of my favorites. I think this'll be one of the best Fear Itself books, with The Deep seeming like another contender.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    REBELS #18 was alright. As with Doom Patrol, it's clear that Bedard wasn't given enough time to wrap up some side-plots, so stuff just kinda ends. On top of that, the big bad of the series, the guy the team's spent twenty-seven issues running from, fighting, or pursuing, is defeated with a single punch, and then dispatched off-screen. Then there's this weird thing where all the citizens of Rann are ordered to commit suicide, and they all magically produce knives to slit their throats with from.. somewhere.

    In spite of that, there's some interesting/funny stuff with Vril Dox's son Lyrl, Vril's relationship with Blackfire, Starfire's relationship with Captain Comet, and Adam Strange gets a nice little moment with his family. Nothing worth scanning, but it was okay.

    Chew #27 was really good, as it always is. With this issue, Layman did something interesting, skipping from issue #18 to #27, giving readers a glimpse of the future, teasing some future plot points, while also telling a compelling story, focused wholly on Tony Chu's sister, Antonelle/Toni. Unfortunately, I always drop this book off at a friend's house after I leave the comic shop, so I can't scan anything. Instead, go look at this page from #18.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I have no interest in Fear Itself, but I may pick up Youth in Revolt.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Didn't get a chance to get to the shop today, way too busy at work for a Wednesday (it's supposed to be the quietest day!).

    I was going to ask if Arkham City was any good, since it's supposed to bridge the gap between the Batman games.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I also picked up Batman Inc. #6, Thunderbolts #156, and God help me Avengers #12.1. I actually liked all three. Batman was especially amusing when Bruce was trolling the Batman message boards adding FUD to the conversation over who/what Batman was and how Wayne is involved. That made me laugh.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Last page to Superman #711, this was a much better way to say "Superman is for the world" than Goyer's story:

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    Thank you, Roberson, even JMS if he wrote that page, it's a lot less ham-fisted. Sappy, yes, but that's the best Superman!

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Awesome.

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    FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I also picked up Batman Inc. #6, Thunderbolts #156, and God help me Avengers #12.1. I actually liked all three. Batman was especially amusing when Bruce was trolling the Batman message boards adding FUD to the conversation over who/what Batman was and how Wayne is involved. That made me laugh.

    What is the joke with FUD? What does that stand for?

    I'm drawing a blank.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Fear, uncertainty, doubt — IOW, chaff, crap, nonsense.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FUD

    I just thought it was funny that Wayne was trolling the Internet adding nonsense to the conversation. I guess a more polite term would be disinformation.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Batman Inc. #6, the lulz internets pages:

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    And X-Men Legacy #248, nice reveal about Revenant:

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    Rachel was trying to contact Scott from space but at the moment she established contact Age of X happened, and she was quasi stuck, so essentially a psychic entity based on Rachel.

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    Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I really wasn't going to post in this thread because I didn't get any books that I think would have justified being described as awesome, but then a friend gave me his copy of Journey Into Mystery and oh my god!

    Fear Itself is acutally shaping up into a much better event than I originally gave it credit for.

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    MastaPMastaP Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I am far more interested in Cyclops acting like a dad to his crazy-ass family than I am about the Starjammer stuff.

    Unless of course Scott starts dressing like Corsair.

    Oh, and Batman INC was the best

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    durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Batman Inc is incredible, I'm buying trades the moment they come out.

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    Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Batman Inc. is turning out to be the Secret Warriors of DC the way Loki is turning into the Damien Wayne of Marvel. I'm liking it!

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm going to have to put a pull list together again to make sure I get those. I can live without trade-waiting BI and JIM>

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    KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Batman Inc. is turning out to be the Secret Warriors of DC the way Loki is turning into the Damien Wayne of Marvel. I'm liking it!

    Batman Inc even has its own Leviathan.

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