Again and again, Marvel sinks its teeth into our wallets, churning out “Earth Shattering”, “Mind Blowing”, or even “Status-Quo Shaking” event books (That was a small bit of sarcasm). This time around, we might actually be in for a story that feels planned out, doesn’t have an obvious conclusion, and won’t drag itself out for 6 extra months. If you are looking to prepare yourself for Secret Empire, I recommend reading Steve Rogers: Captain America 2016 as it’s the bare essentials you’ll need to start off this event. You could also look at my reviews of Issue 1 and Issue 4 if you don’t want to read the last 16 issues of the Captain America. I’ll avoid spoilers for this issue, as I’ve seen a few people posting major ones online i just want to talk about the story in a broader sense rather than just showing you what happens. But be prepared for me to talk about some events during the StandOff event and the Captain America Series’.
Who won’t Deadpool go toe-to-toe with? Last year we had a hilarious caper full of thievery in Gambit V Deadpool, whose first issue I reviewed. Now we have Deadpool taking on the king of mafia-targeted carnage himself, The Punisher, in a 5 issue mini series. If you’ve read the Gambit V Deadpool books, you’ll have some idea of what to expect, both heroes at odds and an element of foul play at hand. With that said, I enjoyed this first issue and it’ll be a good book to have while we endure through the Secret Empire summer event.
This past weekend on Comixology, they offered the first issue of the new series America, centered around America Chavez, aka Miss America, for free. I decided why not pick it up, it’s free. Before reading it, I knew next to nothing about America Chavez. I only knew that she can throw inter-dimensional punches and her powers manifest in star flourishes, as seen in The Ultimates and The Ultimates 2 series by Al Ewing. What I didn’t expect was how unique and special this story has the potential to be.
The Inhumans and X-Men have finally finished their fighting and it’s hard to say if there was a winning side or even a winner who could have had the moral high ground. Maybe that was the point, a grand gesture in excising the status quo. Either way, we’re off to a new beginning with some of our favourite X-men coming back together to do what heroes should do, make the world a better place. Even if that world doesn’t want them. I’ll keep the spoilers to a minimum for this issue as I usually do but be warned I will talk about small plot points through my review of the base story of this issue and IvX. Continue reading “To Me, My X-Fans: X-Men Gold #1 Review”
Wow, it’s been quite a long time since I’ve graced the internet with my words of not-so-much wisdom about comic books. We’ve gone through another Civil War, the Inhumans and X-Men were on the verge of wiping each other out, Spider-Man’s clones have come and gone, and here we are still waiting for Captain America’s master plan to come to fruition. Since it’s been literal months since I’ve shared my thoughts each week on one select book, I want to catch everyone up on some of what I’ve been reading, my thoughts on a few of the event books, and how I want to continue writing about comics. Continue reading “It’s Been a Long Time. Let’s Catch Up!”