Bought/Thought April 26

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  1. GoblinScrier Registered

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    Fantastic 4 # 537
    Ult. F4 # 29
    4 # 29
    Astonishing X-Men # 14
    Spiderman Loves MJ # 5
    Amazing Spiderman #531
    All New Handbook of the Marvel Universe #4
    Army of Darkness #6
    Previews/Marvel Previews

    F4--Loved the issue...Doom is back and his return to Latveria was nothing short of awesome...the cover alone is worth the price of this comic..they better make it a poster.

    Haven't read the others yet but will post my review later....
     
  2. moffball Part-Time Crusader

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    If anyone reads Astonishing X-Men and can explain what the heck happened, it'd be much appreciated!
     
  3. GNR Registered

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    Read through Sentry 8,Black Panther 15,UF4#29,Hulk #94 and the New Avengers Annual very quickll between study breaks.No time to fully savor anything.But I will say that the New Avengers Annual had me loving it by page 7 or somewhere early around there.
     
  4. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Quick question Action Comics #838, delayed?:confused:
     
  5. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    yeah it did. looks ike someone didnt check diamonds website.
     
  6. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    I did, didnt see it though.
     
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    Fantastic Four #537 - Doom and Thing not worthy. A potential Don Blake sighting and a cameo appearance by Stan Lee. Well worth it.

    Astonishing X-Men #14 - Still trying to figure out if Emma is hurting or helping Scott or both. The mind games continue kiddies. Oh and Pete and Kitty get it on. Bout Time.

    X-Factor #6 - I love the cover. Layla knows stuff and not much happens action wise.

    Wolverine #41 - Logan saves a baby in some African Nation at the request of the Black Panther. The art was blah and it took some time to figure out why everything was red. But i got the artists vision. Not a bad stand alone issue.
     
  8. GNR Registered

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    Cool,that makes 2 cameos by Stan this week.
     
  9. Assassin Detroit's Reckoning

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    read F4 in the store..kinda stupid if you ask me..how did he lose it?...well he kinda wasnt worthy... :rolleyes:


    Bluebeetle..its on a good start8/10

    Checkmate..WTF? they kill ppl? i'm dissapointed in this. 6/10

    ION..I dont like it the way they made Kyle a quiter again..wtf.

    rest later
     
  10. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

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    A good week. A very good week.

    Astonishing X-Men
    There are very, very few people in the world who can make an entire issue of people talking at each other read well. Whedon is one of them. People who feel that Cyclops is such a boring character, read this issue.
    In a nutshell, Emma reveals to Scott that not only is his optic blast control problem merely psychological (as many writers and fans had previous suggested), but that he himself consciously decided to create this control problem after his accident. He made himself forget about the decision because it was such a painful moment, but he was still the one who made it. Emma tells him to "let go now"...and, for some reason, he winds up catatonic on the bed. I think we're meant to believe that Emma lobotomized him...or that she knew him "letting go" would somehow have this effect on him. I guess we'll know for sure in two months:-)()...

    I wouldn't be surprised at all if, by the end of this arc, Whedon makes it so that Cyclops is finally able to control his optic blasts. If it's connected to a great story like this, I wouldn't mind at all.

    (10 out of 10)

    X-Factor #6
    I love the linkage of Layla's powers to chaos theory...it explains, so well, just why she was immune to Wanda's chaos power and just why she was able to release people from it. Well, actually, it doesn't do that second part, but at least it gives it more context; she's sort of like an anti-Wanda, in a sense, except that...she's not.

    Oh, and Jamie shows how badass he could be.

    (9 out of 10)


    Ion #1
    The adventures of Kyle Rayner finally continues. Am I hella biased towards this? Yes. Am I hella loving this issue? Also yes.

    Marz is the perfect writer for this. His takes Kyle back to his roots with his painting and also takes him into a new directions with the powers of Ion, and he does it all with perfect respect towards Kyle's history and character. Of course, he made him.

    I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried, though, about some of the future issues. The whole "guy loses control of his powers, goes insane, fights friends, gets back control, yay end of story" shtick has been done before, most of the times well within the Green Lantern mythos itself. At the worst, I'm just worried that this whole thing will turn into Kyle "pulling a Supergirl" and fighting some good guys every damn month.

    The art is a bit iffy, unfortunately. Kyle's new mask design doesn't help matters much either, sad to say...at times I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be looking at a mouth or just some white blobs of blobitude. Although I have to say, the art in general was far, far better than I thought it would be, probably because I'd been warned so much about Tocchini's art that I expected far worse. And probably also because I'd just come from reading several volumes of the Sandman, and the art there can be a bit...abstract as well. I really liked the scenes he drew on Earth, actually; they were very tranquil and stylized, very fitting to the tone.

    Looking forward to more issues. It's getting off to a good start, I'd say, but we'll see how the rest of it goes.

    (9 out of 10)


    Blue Beetle #2
    Okay, so, yeah, I wasn't expecting that ending at all. Props to Giffen. I just thought it was all going to be fairly routine, not that the rest of the issue wasn't written really well, but damn. That ending caught me way off guard. What was going to be a fairly by-the-numbers teen superhero thing now turns into Rip Van Winkle in reverse. Color me impressed.

    (10 out of 10)


    Checkmate #1
    I wasn't going to get this. Despite loving Greg Rucka in somewhat inappropriate ways, I'm just not that into espionage-government-guns-secret-conspiracy-whatnot stories. Despite knowing that it was probably going to be very good, I was just going to browse through this at the store and put it back. But then, I read it and then decided to buy it. That's pretty much all that there was to it.

    I was hoping that we'd get to know Jonah McCarthey a little better following his stint in Wonder Woman, but ooh look, burnt Jonah.

    (9 out of 10)


    Infinite Crisis Special: Villains United Special
    I can safely say that this is the single best Infinite Crisis tie-in special, rivalling several of the best issues that we've had in that series. Get this. Get this now.

    Mass worldwide prison outbreak.

    Black Adam vs. Captain f'ing Nazi.

    Martian f'ing Manhunter and the worldwide assembly of heroes.

    Doomsday.

    You probably won't need to read this to get IC#7, but damned if you really, really, really should read this anyway.

    (1835872 out of 10)
     
  11. SouLeSS Registered

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    Blue Beetle #2 - Ugh. I don't know if I like this or not.
    It's like "WOW I THOUGHT I WAS ONLY GONE A DAY BUT REALLY I WAS GONE A WHOLE YEAR?!?!?!"
    Yeah. But buying that. I mean, I'm buying the actual comic, just not the storyline. I'll give it a few more issues before I stop with it.

    AMS 531 - The cover is the best part of it.

    A:Ronan - Havn't read it ye.tr
     
  12. moffball Part-Time Crusader

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    Okay, that makes a LOT more sense, thank you very much for that explanation! I think the help/hurt question is very interesting though. The last panel of 13 and the whole appearing as Jean seems like she's taunting him somehow, more malicious than benevolent. And what prompted this mindgame? Just too many questions with this series for me :confused:
     
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    Emma basically undermines Scott's feelings for jean at every chance she gets, hoping to "Make him better" (sort of like Professor Zoom making someone "better").

    If Emma put him in a coma, I'll start picking up the story again right away, if Emma "cured" him, and we get more of the wishy washy "I'z lovez Emma", I honestly think it'll be a low not reached in a few years for me, and I'll end up only buying MAX Punisher -.-
     
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    Spoiler Alert!

    Bought:
    Astonishing X-Men #14
    Fantastic Four #537
    Incredible Hulk #94
    New Avengers Annual #1
    Thing #6
    Ultimate Fantastic Four #29

    Thought:

    Astonishing X-Men #14: The whole issue is a bit of a mind-f**k. Apparently Scott is a lot more messed up in the has than we all could have thought and that the only reason he was ever the leader is b/c he didn't have anything else to do. I've never liked Cyclops, but this is turn for the character. I'm digging it. Kitty accidentally phasing when she had an orgasm (I assume), Piotr taking credit for it, and their exchange w/ Logan the next morning were more classic moments that has really made me fall in love w/ this series since the first issue. 9/10

    Fantastic Four #537: Really, really, really badass sequence w/ Doom in hell. Mystical Armor Doom fighting demon as they witness Ragnarok and Mjolnir rips through the dimensional fabric of hell?! F**K YES! Doom reclaiming his throne needing a bath:-)D) was classic, but then the issue just kind of......fell off. Doom can't pick up Mjolnir, so he just pouts and goes home? Doesn't sound like the Doom that JUST BROKE OUT OF HELL! It just seemed like a real let down and a bit of a cop-out. This mini arc seemed like nothing more than a quick explanation of Doom coming back and to set in motion Thor's return. I usually hate decompression, but JMS could have done so much more w/ this arc. Thing trying to pick it up was funny, but this just left me feeling empty. 6.5/10

    More to come.
     
  15. Unleashed Registered

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    WHT COULDN'T DOOM LIFT IT!?!?!?:mad:
     
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    New Avengers Annual #1-Bendis owns at one-shots.Illuminati was great and this is just as good.Lots of super-heroics going on here for most of the issue when the Adaptoid strikes.Lots of showtime for Sentry and Ms Marvel.The fastball special Avengers style was just awesome.The wedding at the end was a fitting conclusion with small cameos by Stan Lee,Thing,and one half of the Daughters of the Dragon.Jess' "vows" were the icing on top.No wait,it was that sweet group shot of the team(with Ms Marvel and Jess) at the end.Man,just when I start liking this team CW is going to break them up.A true Marvel comic in every sense.

    Black Panther #15-A Marvel wedding in the works which x-fans biotch and whine about whenever they get the chance.Hudlin really conveys a genuine attraction between these two without going overkill on dialogue or exposition.Eaton's bubble-less panels are just beautiful,nobody draws emotion like this guy.I was expecting a brawl with the new Arabian Knight,but instead Hudline throws a curveball and adds some classic humour here,humour missing from comics today in general.Still,it doesn't cheapen the story at all.The appearance of T'Challa's mother was great,getting back to the whole Wakandans being warrirors thing from #10.Storm gets some "reinforced character work",if you will, with Hudlin pointing out the strong character Storm is.Great read with nice romance and humour.

    That's all for now,more later.
     
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    I hated the writing in NA: Annual.

    MJ was written horribly
     
  18. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    The fastball special should only be done by Wolverine and Colossus, accept no substitutes.:mad:
     
  19. Unleashed Registered

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    But it's Avengers style :rolleyes:
     
  20. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Accept no substitutes.:mad:
     
  21. Unleashed Registered

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    So we can't accept the New Avengers :up:
     
  22. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    You shouldnt anyway.
     
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    I loved it.Something new for a change,a good change.
     
  25. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Hows copying a move done dozens of times before new?:confused:
     

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