Spoilers for Wonder Woman #26, Uncanny X-Men #504, Secret Invasion: X-Men #4, Secret Invasion: InHumans #4, I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates From Space #6, Invincible Iron Man #7, Hulk #8, Deadpool #4, Avengers/Invaders #6, and Avengers: Fairy Tales #4.
Wonder Woman #26
These days, DC is just killing off everyone. Or making the attempt. I don’t think Wonder Woman will die. I do think the storyline with why Athena ‘betrayed’ her will be answered.
The storyline is a little more detached from Wonder Woman’s POV in a way that’s unusually for Simone’s writing. I wonder if it’s not that Wonder Woman is so iconic to really get into her head. Taking on any of DC’s big three would be a challenge as a writer.
I do worry that this new “god” story is too much of a tie-in with Simone’s Secret Six. One thing I’ve appreciated about Wonder Woman (and something that helps attract new readers) is that it’s not tied to the big events. I’m so tired of big events.
Uncanny X-Men #504
I’m really glad that Brubaker is finally addressing just how Scott can keep secrets from Emma. I think it would’ve been more interesting if Xavier had taught it to him, instead of Jean, but what do you do. However, does this mean that Scott’s now a darker character with more things to hide than Emma?
The whole Colossus is emo about Kitty dying and trying to express his emo pain is rather hilarious. At least, I’m finding it hilarious.
Secret Invasion: X-Men #4
Talk about being tired of “big events.” I think this issue really made me realize that I don’t like Secret Invasion. I don’t find it as universally interesting as House of M, ethically interesting as Civil War, or as compelling as World War Hulk. I was rather cheering for the Skrulls to win. And there goes Scott being sketchy again.
Secret Invasion: InHumans #4
Jason started picking up this title mostly based on the covers. And the covers have been pretty cool and the story hasn’t been too bad either. I think this cover has been my favorite.
As someone who doesn’t know a lot about the InHumans, I think the comics do a good job at giving enough of a backstory on the InHumans. As much as Illuminati made me annoyed with all those characters, this story does make me cheer for Medusa and Black Bolt. Maybe I do fall into the horrible stereotype of cheering for a love story. In a way Pokaski’s writing reminds me of Pak’s in Hulk before World War Hulk. I can see why Marvel is allowing this storyline to continue beyond the mini.
I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates From Space #6
I love this title. I also realized that I’d never read the ending to this story arch. (Gedris has everything available on her website as it was really a webcomic.) Betty has an awesome story ending and, of course, Susie is never going home. Even if she turned out to be straight, we all know from too much Dr. Who that you can never go home. Plus, Janet gets a name!
Invincible Iron Man #7
This comic just got weirder. Weirder if you’re following other Marvel comics and wondering why Iron Man isn’t arresting Spider-Man on sight and just how he doesn’t know Peter Park is Spider-Man.
I suppose in the context of this comic being a post-Iron Man movie, it’s not as confusing. Or maybe more.
Okay, I’m really picking up this title because She-Hulk’s in it. (Especially since her own title got canceled. Great writing there, Peter David.) And I like the Lady Liberators. It’s just that Loeb is a lukewarm writer for me. I don’t love him, but I don’t hate him. He’s like the endless holiday marathon of Law & Order episodes. I watch them, but I don’t call my friends up to tell them about this amazing show.
On a sour note, Frank Cho wanted us to see just what child-birthing position She-Hulk could get into while while riding Pegasus. Cho, that’s not how pelvises work. Put down the porn and focus on real human bodies.
On good notes, Moon Knight was rather entertaining, especially to show how single-minded the Sentry and Ms. Marvel were about forgetting about the Wendigos.
Most importantly, She-Hulk smash! And Titania using a gun right in Red Hulk’s face.
Deadpool probably had the only Secret Invasion story I enjoyed. But who doesn’t love a 1,000 Deadpool Skrull clones who are insane and kill each other.
Now Way is promising zombies. Zombies.
Okay, the chair made of plastic explosives was pretty funny. But I need some Blood on the Highway. Shenanigans with zombies.
Toro finds out he’s now dead. Toro is emo. Toro goes to visit his grave.
The LMDs turn into Cylons and start killing. The Torch is the hybrid for peace. I’ve watch Battlestar Galactica, Ross.
If I didn’t love Steve Rogers so much, I would probably stop reading this title.
Avengers Fairy Tales #4
“We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Now that’s some alliteration that Stan Lee could get behind.
She-Hulk as Dorothy, how could I not love? It’s precious and cute. Plus, Jen’s self-realizations about inner strength are a literary kink of mine. And seriously, green sparkly shoes are so much better than red ones. 🙂
Plus, Captain America as the cowardly lion, just gives me more Cap as Jesus as I’ve been reading too many Narnian tales.