Secret Wars #3

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Secret Wars #3

Written by: Jonathen Hickman 

Art by: Esad Ribic 

Cover by: Alwx Ross 

Released: Jun 3, 2015 

Jonathan Hickman seems to be very calculating in terms of how much information he reveals about the nature and origin of Battleworld and when he reveals new information. Where issue #1 explored the final hours of the Marvel and Ultimate Universes and issue #2 offered a sweeping view of Battleworld and its various domains and barons, issue #3 takes a more inward focus. Here Hickman finally reacquaints readers with the surviving refugees of the old universes and offers a closer glimpse at God King Doom himself.

Now that he’s more than just a silent monolith sitting on the Wooden Throne of Yggdrasil, Doom immediately becomes the most compelling figure in the book. Hickman has always written a great Doom, dating back to one of his very first Marvel stories, the 2009 tale “…And I’ll Get the Land” from Dark Reign: The Cabal. Hickman just gets Doom – his bravado, his boundless ambition and ego, and the tragic man that lurks beneath that suit armor. All of these qualities are drawn into focus in this issue. Doom’s interactions with his sheriff, Doctor Strange, and his consort, Susan Storm, shed a great deal of light on what motivates the lord of Battleworld and how godhood has changed him.

This issue does no less than suggest that Doom may be the real protagonist of Secret Wars. He’s certainly not the villain of the story. He succeeded where the Avengers failed and built an entire world that keeps the fires of existence burning. He shows a genuine love for his subjects, even if he considers himself far above them. But most of all, he remains deeply flawed and troubled despite his seemingly unlimited power. While firm in his belief that God Doom is right and good, he remains haunted by the frailty and weakness of Victor von Doom. Hickman manages to portray the character simultaneously and his most grandiose and his most human. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Ultima End (Secret Wars) #1

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Ultimate End (Secret Wars) #1

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis 

Art by: Mark Bagley 

Cover by: Mark Bagley 

Released: May 20, 2015 

The story picks up in Manhattan. Both Manhattans. Simultaneously. You see, the Manhattans of both the Marvel and Ultimate Marvel universes now exist in the same location. There are two Baxter Buildings for instance

Much of this issue deals with the heroes of the two universes convening to discuss this predicament. How did this happen and where do they go from here? The first issue of Ultimate End is a talky issue, but at this point, would anyone expect anything less from a Bendis-written Ultimate story?

The dialogue is sharp in the writer’s traditional manner. He is so good at setting a scene and giving a sense of world through the way his characters interact. Impressively, most characters sound different from their alternate-reality double. Ultimate Tony Stark is cockier and brasher than 616-Tony Stark. That sort of differentiation holds true for most characters, save a couple lines from Spider-Man that sound like they were ripped from the mouth of his teenage counterpart. In all I would rate this issue an 8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Howard the Duck #3

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Howard the Duck #3

Written by: Chip Zdarsky 

Art by: Joe Quinones 

Cover by: Jason Latour 

Released: May 13, 2015 

Chip Zdarsky’s brash, “it-shouldn’t-be-funny-but-it-is” sense of humor shines in the script and the various situations presented in this issue. Last issue, we were left with a weirdly funny cliffhanger; a character that we never thought we’d see committing a crime sticking up Howard. This issue continues immediately after and develops into something more ridiculous involving a lot more senior citizens.

The jokes come flying at you every page, yet it doesn’t become overbearing… sometimes. There’s a ridiculous story here that’s enjoyable, yet at times it feels as if it’s there only to service the punchline. It’s a little disappointing because Howard and his friends (She-Hulk is the best friend anyone could ever have) have had great development, but it takes a bit of a back seat a little too early in this run, but overall it doesn’t bring the issue down.
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Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #8

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Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #8

Written by: Al Ewing 

Art by: Luke Ross

Cover by: Luke Ross 

Released: May 13, 2015 

Writer Al Ewing had a tough job to pull off here in this issue. He had to have the events leading to the final incursion explained to the Mighty Avengers characters without being derivative to readers, had to tie the issue in with the team’s appearance in the Time Runs Out story, and had to capture the feelings of individual characters as they learned that the Illuminati left them out of their grand plans.

For the most part Ewing succeeds in tying together these elements to create a worthy tie-in issue. I say for the most part, because it’s hard at this point to hear Steve Rogers give the Mighty Avengers lineup a rundown of what had been happening in New Avengers over the past few years without it sounding like a retread. It’s hard to imagine that readers of this title aren’t at least aware of the incursions and how the Iluminati attempted to stop them. If for some reason it’s all new to you, Ewing does a great job distilling the facts down into digestible chunks. For those readers that have been reading Hickman’s work one of the best parts of this issue will be the reactions of the Mighty Avengers. These reactions are all over the emotional spectrum (pun intended), and in including these characters this issue retroactively helps give more weight to the Time Runs Out story that ran in Hickman’s Avengers titles for the eight months prior to Secret Wars.

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Secret Wars #1

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Secret Wars #1

Written by: Jonathen Hickman 

Art by: Esad Ribic 

Cover by: Alex Ross

Released: May 6, 2015 

Secret Wars issue one was just amazing! It’s just crazy what’s happening right now. As we all know if both the worlds collide they get destroyed but if one explodes the other one does too because of the explosion of the first one. The 616 marvel universe and ultimate universe fight desperately to save their worlds but as we all know none of them survive. 

As of right now only hand full of super heroes are alive its just crazy to realize that basically everyone is dead right now. Go read the issue to find out who is still alive!! In all I would rate this issue a 9/10 the art work was amazing as well the plot. That’s all for this issue and always keep on marveling. 

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World War Hulk #1

World War Hulk #1

Written by: Greg Pak

Art by: John Romita Jr.

Cover by: David Finch 

Released: June 13, 2007 

During the event of civil war the Hulk was shot into space with the help of Iron Man, Black Blot, Docter Strange, and Mr Fantasic, Hulk landed in a planet named skarr. He lived there peacefully with his wife intel they destroyed it as well. Now he’s coming home and he’s bringing Hell with him. This double sized issue was really good for a first issue. In this issue we see hulk kinda fight Black Bolt. He deafts him, we actually don’t get to see how but none the less of that he goes to earth and starts fighting Iron Man. Everything was going good for Iron Man he was wining intel he got the Hulk really mad and that’s when hulk starts wining. 

This was a great issue put they her very well. The art work by Romita was excellent as well. I would rate this issue a 8.5/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling. 

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Avengers vs X-Men #9

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Avengers vs X-Men #9

written by: Jason Aaron 

Art by: Adam Kubert 

Released: August 1, 2012 

As the cover suggests, Aaron also shifts to Spider-Man as the sort of “man on the ground” figure for this issue. That role has regularly bounced between characters like Wolverine, Black Panther, and Beast throughout the series, but Spider-Man is used more effectively and more heavily in that capacity than anyone. The script highlights the drama of Spider-Man’s situation by opening in the midst of a battle and then shifting back several hours. 

We get to see Spidey settle uncomfortably into his Uncle Ben-style mentor role with Hope and then prove why he’s the greatest hero in the Marvel Universe as he confronts two insurmountable foes. Suffice it to say, this issue makes Spidey’s infamous brawls with Morlun look like mere sparring matches. In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling!

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(AVX) Avengers X-Sanction #4

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(AVX) Avengers Sanction #4

Written by: Jeph Leob 

Art by:  Ed McGuinness

Released: March 21, 2012 

The big conflict wraps up with a physical brawl between Wolverine and Cable, with Spider-Man tossing in a little color commentary. For once, Cable isn’t allowed to go all Mary Sue on his opponents, so the results are more satisfying than most of the action X-Sanction has offered before. It’s a fight that would have been extremely bloody were Cable not more machine than man by this point.

Ed McGuinness at least does his part to keep the issue humming with his artwork. The Wolverine/Cable brawl is one of the more visually memorable showdowns McGuinness has tackled recently this year. This issue wasn’t all so great. With that being said I would rate this book a 6.8/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling!


(AVX) Avengers X-Sanction #3

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(AVX) Avengers X-Sanction #2

Written by: Jeh Leob 

Art by: Ed McGuinness

Released: Febuary 1, 2012 

Things just got exciting! Red Hulk goes toe-to-toe with Cable which by the way now looks like Colossus because of Cable’s techno-organic virus. Thank to the help of Blaquesmt, Cable is able to defeat Red-Hulk but at the same time Cyclopes and Hope show up. Cable still doesn’t want to give up to the Avengers so Spider-Man and Wolverine show up saying that they will kill Cabel leaving us at a cliff hanger. 

This issue was pretty good. Probably the best one so far. Ed McGuinness does a good job at showing us the future and his art is amazing but I bet that when the actual Avengers vs X-men issues come out it will be a million times better. This issue was action packed and intense. I would rate it a 8.2/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on marveling!


Silk #1

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silk #1

Written by: Robbie Thompson 

Art by: Stacey Lee

cover by: Dave Johnson 

Released: March 18, 2015 

This issue was really good although not much was happining it was a good first issue for the series. This issue gave us an introduction to who is Cindy Moon A.K.A (Silk) Cindy was Bitten by the same radio active spider that Petter Parker was bitten by. Giving her similar powers. Cindy is an intresting person. She talkes about being locked in a bunk for ten years. I’m guessing we will learn more about that in the next issue. Cindy also had a thing with Spider-Man but now they are just friends. I like Silk way better than Spider-Gwen and I like the artwork. The artwork is just splended in every shot. I’m really glad they made Silk her own Series. In this issue Cindy is new to being a hero and saving people so she contacts Spider-Man and we get to see him in this issue as well so that’s a plus. In all I would rate this book a 8.8/10 that’s all for this issue and as always keep on Marvaling!