Bought/Thought May 3rd

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Civil War #1
In this issue alone we get:
-The Stamford incident with the heroes cleaning up.
-Heroes gathering at the BB with some voicing their opinions.
-Johnny Storm getting beat up in front of a night club after a heated argument about what happened in Stamford.
-Uatu appearing signifying that something is REALLY UP
-Cap already making his stand with one BAD ASS fight scene and escape in the Helicarrier
-The human reactions at the church with Miriam confronting Tony
-While the President and his advisors gather to talk about the legislation and Captain America gone underground,Iron Man assures them to stand their ground and proceed with the law while himself,Reed,and Hank will "take care" of Captain America.

Phew!The tone has really been set.The sides are clearly defined,all that awaits is which sides the remaining heroes will fall on.Also surprised to see Spidey not siding with Tony.It was only natural to see Tony,Hank,and Reed side together after the rel'p they have with each other as inventors and brilliant minds (which we saw in Mark's EOTS).Agent Hill's views were very clear and agreeable.Lots gets accomplished here without dialogue.

All in all,one hell of a start. A

The Thing #6
Despite not being a fan of the new artist,this could possibly be my favorite issue yet.I said that about #4 but this was just great.The characterization really made this book for me.Spidey was a pain in the ass as always but fun.Good to see Hercules in the mix as well, even though I was looking forward to DiVito's version!The icing on the cake was Benji naming the center after his brother,very heartfelt stuff. A+
 
I'm going to admit that Civil War was pretty good. It feels a hell of a lot like Ultimates to me, but overall, not bad. Would probably be a candidate for book of the week from me, had IC #7 not blown the whole thing out of the water. What a GREAT end to a GREAT series.
 
See, I had the mistake of reading IC7 before anything else.

Totally ruined all the other comics for this week for me.
 
Ultimate Spidey - Good end to the arc, pretty much all out action. The ending was good putting pieces in play for the upcoming ultimate clone saga
Aunt May's hooking up with Miles Warren
B+

Infinite Crisis - Wow! That's how you write a major universe changing series! Great amount of action, all the major players new roles seem defined, you don't need to read anything else, but it does make you want to read about where the heroes go from this point.
 
I haven't bought my comics yet because my car won't start. Argh! :mad:
 
Civil War- PICK OF THE WEEK! Man, so much gets packed in. Loved seeing Cap square off with Director Hill. Her assumption that Cap would fall in line seems to be a metaphor for those who assumed that Cap would be Pro-Registration early on, and the follow-up scene is just beautifully rendered by McNiven. Daredevil's appearence, while seemingly unneccessary, is quite interesting. It narrows down the question of who's behind the mask. We still don't know who survived the Warriors massacre, but it looks like it's not the one I guessed. I suppose we'll see. Very eagerly awaiting next issue. 9/10

Infinite Crisis- While I still stand by my claim that this series isn't a very cohesive story, many of the events are pretty cool. I LOVED
seeing Joker and Lex kill Alex. How awesome was that? The scene with Bart and Jay was great, too, although I really liked Wally. I can't help but feel that the changes brought on by this story feel very hollow, though. Was anyone clamoring for Wonder Woman to be a founding member of the JLA again? All it did was negate JLA Year One and some of DC's Post-Crisis stuff. And why was the Wayne's killer's status changed? These are such insignificant changes! As for the deaths... Mostly well done, but, outside of Connor, they were mainly just cannon fodder.
8/10

FNSM- Interesting. Didn't expect the way it all happened. Very much like a What If? Things should be very interesting next month. 8/10

G.I. Joe- Not bad for twenty-five cents. Pretty enjoyable. It's mostly re-cap, but that's ok. 7/10
 
My thing is I can't pick up Civil War I mean sure it might be good but what long lasting effect will it have on Marvel with in a few months to a year from the end of this series they would have forgotten this ever to place or recon it.
 
Tony_Montana said:
My thing is I can't pick up Civil War I mean sure it might be good but what long lasting effect will it have on Marvel with in a few months to a year from the end of this series they would have forgotten this ever to place or recon it.
The same thing can be said for almost any story.
 
not reading it because it may be retconned one day is pretty self-defeating
 
Civil War #1, I just gushed over it in the Civil War thread but honestly people, this is one great comic. Heres what I posted.

I got to say this is one the best comics ive read in the past years. Indeed its a set up issue, but so much stuff happened in this issue and it didnt feel rushed. The pacing was stupendous, the writing was even better. The scene at the Baxter Building was great, we get to see what people think about whats going on. Captain America, my god im sounding like a fanboy but who wouldnt side with this guy, honestly? This isuue did not let me down at all, Im really hoping they dont mess this up.

Infinite Crisis #7- What a great ending to what was one great series. Its like one big moment after another. I was worried it would end with a lacluster finale like Identity Crisis but this was just WOW!

I got to say if anything, this was a great week for comics in general. Its not everyday we see the big two on top of their game like this. Honestly if you ask the question which was better it be a disservice to both issues and impossible to gauge. Im not going to rate the comics individually but this week in comics gets a 10/10, 5/5, A. Whatever scale you choose.
 
Tony_Montana said:
My thing is I can't pick up Civil War I mean sure it might be good but what long lasting effect will it have on Marvel with in a few months to a year from the end of this series they would have forgotten this ever to place or recon it.


What if its not?
 
then I'll get the TPB thats the reason though why I really stopped buying Marvel the only people I get is Cap, Punisher and Supreme Squad. other then that I don't read Marvel because they messed up the 616 IMO beyond repair for the next couple of years. Spider-Man the most.
 
Tony_Montana said:
then I'll get the TPB thats the reason though why I really stopped buying Marvel the only people I get is Cap, Punisher and Supreme Squad. other then that I don't read Marvel because they messed up the 616 IMO beyond repair for the next couple of years. Spider-Man the most.


Your logic makes no sense. You dont want to buy for fear it will be retconned later? That seems I dont know....dumb. I think youre just looking fro a reason not to buy it. Thats like you buying the Parallax story in trade and then swearing off comics because they brought Hal back.:confused: :confused: :confused:
 
Wow, a big standing O to you Millar. :up:

Yes in a way it feels like the Ultimates, and that is a problem? This is was so packed, and the pacing was so tight. So much happens in this 'set up' issue. Oh yeah and poor Johnny, things are going to get nasty quick.

Cap's whole sequence was so sexy, if you do not like that part, then you are in denial. Cap has some great lines, and seeing The Wathcer show up, this should really change stuff up hopefully. Already this series is better than the whole House Of M IMO.

The only think I didn't get was how DD was there, yet he is in Rykers too. Maybe it is the the fake??
 
Im not a fan of the Ultimates at all, but I didnt get an Ultimates vibe from this issue at all. Is there a certain scene or something that just went completely over my head.
 
Darthphere said:
Your logic makes no sense. You dont want to buy for fear it will be retconned later? That seems I dont know....dumb. I think youre just looking fro a reason not to buy it. Thats like you buying the Parallax story in trade and then swearing off comics because they brought Hal back.:confused: :confused: :confused:
No my reasons on not getting it is because IMO they messed up alot of things in the 616 and IMO more or less gave a big F' U to the fans. So it will take alot for me to buy their books for something more then just a quick story line to try and top IC. Thats how I feel I think Cap is a start and Punisher well Max Punisher is more or less not even part of that world. But thats how I feel a quick event like House of M then back to crap stories and I learned then wait to see how things go before spending like that again.
 
I didn't think it was too much like the Ultimates. NOthing demonstrates that clearer than MIllar's portrayal of Cap.
 
Tony_Montana said:
No my reasons on not getting it is because IMO they messed up alot of things in the 616 and IMO more or less gave a big F' U to the fans. So it will take alot for me to buy their books for something more then just a quick story line to try and top IC. Thats how I feel I think Cap is a start and Punisher well Max Punisher is more or less not even part of that world. But thats how I feel a quick event like House of M then back to crap stories and I learned then wait to see how things go before spending like that again.


Ahhh I see....no I dont, but thats your choice.
 
Well I hadn't picked up Ultimates #10 till today, and read that right before. I just got the same vibe. But I mean, I love his style, I was afraid CW would be over the top political non-sense, but it wasn't.


And we got so much in this, I bet if Bendis had this, it wouldn't be till issue 3 till Ironman says he'll take care of Cap. Thats the main thing I hated about HoM, cool concept, just dragged way out IMO....:(
 
Hold up, I said it was the vibe, I never said it was bad. I LOVE the Ultimates.
 
I understand what you're saying Tony_Montana. I was very skepitcal about picking up Civil War too, as I think many of the "big" Marvel events for I don't know how long have been a huge letdown and many times it's retconned in the final issue or within a year. I did pick up Civil War (haven't read it yet though) because I've always been a sucker for the summer "event", hopefully Marvel will learn from DC and make whatever changes stick and change the landscape of their universe with this.
 
amazingfantasy15 said:
I understand what you're saying Tony_Montana. I was very skepitcal about picking up Civil War too, as I think many of the "big" Marvel events for I don't know how long have been a huge letdown and many times it's retconned in the final issue or within a year. I did pick up Civil War (haven't read it yet though) because I've always been a sucker for the summer "event", hopefully Marvel will learn from DC and make whatever changes stick and change the landscape of their universe with this.
Thank you thats all I am saying Marvel has a fresh start for things right now and needs to run with it. DC has done it with OYL and 52 I feel with this arc Marvel can do so much just like house of M but if they do improve on it then it means nothing like Kingdom Come it becomes more or less a what if story.
 
Tony Montana....don't compare House of M with Civil War until you have read it....:down
 
Sounds like hes already condemning the sotry without even giving it a shot.
 
BOUGHT:
Annihilation Silver Surfer 2
Action Comics 838
Civil War 1
Daughters of the Dragon 4
Detective Comics 819
Doc Samson 5
Exiles 80
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 8
Incredible Hulk 94
Infinite Crisis 7
Iron Man Inevitable 5
Marvel Team Up 20
Punisher 33
Sentinel Squad One 5
Supergirl 6
Teen Titans 35
Ultimate Spider-Man 94
Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk Directors Cut
Villains United Special 1
X-Men Apocalypse Dracula 4
X-Men The End vol. 3 #5

THOUGHT:
Action Comics 838 - Killers are after Clark, Lex Luthor's up to something, and the return of the powers! Definitely a compelling story right here. Hope Supes manages to STAY interesting.

Civil War 1 - Yowsa. So far this looks MUCH better than HoM. Let's see if it gives IC some competition.

Detective Comics 819 - The mystery deepens and we're no closer to discovering the truth. Definitely living up to its name this time around.

Exiles 80 - Sorry, Morph fans. Morph is no more. Wanna know why? Check the issue. next; the final stop...HEROES REBORN! And then Claremont takes over. He better not frig up this title, I swear.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 8 - Well, this sucked. It wasn't interesting, captivating or anything to make this issue worth the money spent on it. It was like a What If? published in the wrong title mixed with the fact I'm so burnt out on all this Spidey crap these days. They have until Civil War ends. Wow me.

Incredible Hulk 94 - I just can't get into the arc. Maybe it's all the aliens, or maybe it's just 'cause it's like Gladiator with the Hulk. next issue should be awesome, though.

Marvel Team Up 20 - Tying in to the arc started waaaaaaaaay back when the series began, we get taken on a new adventure featuring the Mandarin's new ring. Why aren't you reading this series?

Punisher 33 - Some *******s just dunno when to go down. Punny's a little sloppy this arc and it's costing him big. Some nice banter back and forth as we build up for the big kill.

Sentinel Squad One 5 - And the series ends with a whimper. It started off good with a lot of potential obvious up front, but quickly degraded with each additional issue. Marvel coulda saved on some publishing costs and given us OHTMU type entires in the back of each X-Men issue to tell us about the new Sentinel pilots if that was their intent. This wasn't really needed.

Ultimate Spider-Man 94 - Pretty good, but didn't really thrill me. Overall I prefer 616 DP over his new counterpart.

Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk Directors Cut - A script, the pitch and image commentary from the artist. Getting better with these DCs.
 

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