Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wolverine and Storm……Again?!

Again?!

By now I’m sure most avid comic fans have realized that in light of the dissolution of Storm’s marriage to the Black Panther during Avengers vs X-men that Storm will be joining not just the Uncanny X-force lead by long time BFF Psylocke but will also be joining the teaching staff at the Jean Grey institute over in Wolverine and the X-men.

Now as the above image indicates we may be seeing the re-emergence of the Storm/Wolverine pairing last touch on in the Chris Claremont run of Uncanny X-men right before her marriage to the Black Panther. Fans may also remember they have been paired together in many alternate dimensions and produced offspring such as Torrent.

When series writer was asked about the romance aspect of Wolverine and the X-men he said

“We’ve been building to Iceman and Kitty going on their first date,

and there’s obviously something going on

with Logan and Storm as well,”

Lowe then told us to expect ramifications for Storm and her fellow teachers in June 2013

 

“I just want to stress how big Jason is thinking and how big the artists are thinking.

This is a huge story that has a big ramifications for Wolverine,

the Jean Grey School, Storm, Iceman, Kitty —

this is not a time to fall off the ‘Wolverine & the X-Men’ train.”

Let’s hope he doesn’t mean a rush wedding for Wolverine and Storm XD

What do you guys think of the blatant disregard for her marriage?

Wouldn’t she need time to grieve before moving on?

Are you happy she may now be with fan favorite wolverine?

Sound off below or on our Facebook page!

More as it breaks!

[Source: CBR]


Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #2 Review

THE RACE IS ON as the Avengers, the Young Avengers, and the X-Men compete to be the first to find the Scarlet Witch. When the Young Avengers discover the secret of Wanda Maximoff’s disappearance, the Avengers attempt to neutralize the Scarlet Witch before the Young Avengers can find her. But their efforts soon lead to an all-out war between the Avengers and the X-Men that only the Young Avengers can stop.

Summary

Magneto grabs his grandchildren and heads off he’s stopped by both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. Before things can escalate Wiccan teleports Magneto and his team to Transia. Once their they meet up with Quicksilver who objects to them aiding Magneto’s search for his sister.  As Quicksilver and Magneto circle each other Wanda Maximoff is struck dead…..but it turns out she’s a Doombot, Dr. Doom has the scarlet witch!

 

What I thought

Art and covers are still great

Patriot continues to be the only voice of reason on this team of teens.

Magneto’s history with his children was summarized well for new readers.

Black Hero- Patriot still the lone voice of reason on his team.

Family- I enjoyed the playful rivalry between Speed and Quicksilver , the members noted that the twins looked a lot like grandfather Magneto. The animosity between Quicksilver and Magneto is as present as ever.

That last page reveal was pure gold!

 

Overall a 3.5/5


Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1 Review

The Young Avengers return in an epic, bi-monthly Marvel maxi-series by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan’s reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan’s desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? This self-contained Marvel maxi-series reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age and is essential reading for any Avengers fan.

 

Summary

The Young Avengers battle the sons of the Serpent. The Avengers arrive to assist but one of the villains detonates a Nuke. Wiccan manages to contain the blast and render everyone except the heroes comatose. The Avengers then become very concerned about how much power Wiccan possesses and his similarity to the Scarlet Witch. The Avengers try to keep Wiccan in their care but he storms off. Captain America discloses his identity to his parents before Wiccan agrees to stay with the Avengers. At Avengers HQ Wiccan Is joined by Hulkling but before they can protest the Young Avengers break them out. Here Wiccan’s grandfather Magneto enters the fray.

What I thought!

I loved the art and covers along with the wholly accessible nature of the story. We get a recap of House Of M, Avengers Disassembled, the Scarlet Witch, M-day and a neat introduction to every member of our team.  What’s more impressive is that this takes place within the first thirteen pages of the book. The book also had a healthy dose of emotion as Cassie Lang wished her father was still alive while Wiccan and Speed have family issues that clearly need to be resolved.

On the down side because of all the explaining what takes place the first half reads like a comic from 1990; it was full of exposition which may put off more modern comic readers.

Black Heroes: Patriot

Still very enjoyable though exposition heavy 3.5/5


Cable #13 Review

Messiah War Part 2

The sequel to 2007′s messiah compleX continues here! Cyclops has complete faith in his son, Cable, will do everything he can to protect the so-called mutant messiah-who he believes will save mutant kind. But he also knows what havoc former X-Man Lucas Bishop has wrecked in the nightmarish future. So now he’s sent his black ops team, X-Force, on a risky, time traveling mission to save cable and the child, completely unaware that there’s something waiting in the future. Something not even Bishop was counting on…..

 

Summary

Cable and X-force have been brought to a celestial city by Deadpool. He explains how he arrived in this time line and sided with Stryfe but now that they are here he sides with them. Elsewhere Stryfe and Bishop hunt for Cable.

While Deadpool is explaining things Stryfe’s army arrives!

The Good

Dangerous bedfellows- Bishop has a plan to deal with his “ally” once he gets what he wants but it’s far too simplistic to actually be accomplished. How often do plans ever go as planned in the X-books?

Cover- Dark and Ominous with the colors red and black being very dominant; Deadpool and Wolverine face off in the foreground while Warpath, Domino and X-23 watch in the background. Very eye catching!

Art-Ariel Olivetti ‘s art was fitting for this apocalyptic tale.

Family- This is a theme that runs through every vein of this book. Stryfe and Apocalypse has always been a favorite of mine from the 90’s. The dynamic is a highly dysfunctional abusive single parent Patriarch household with bouts of melodrama included.

There is also the brother dynamic between Cable and Stryfe has also been central to their relationship. Sibling rivalry at it’s very best will megalomania to boot!

The single parent dynamic between Cable and Hope though is the central driving force for the story itself. I’m actually thing this storyline could be used teaching my social studies class.

Humor-Deadpool, deadool, deadpool hilarious as always! His inclusion injects some well needed levity to the situation.

 

The Bad

Slow- This issue had a very slow pacing compared to Messiah War Part 1.

 

The Ugly

3.5/5


X-force/Cable: Messiah War

The birth of a single mutant child forever changed the landscape of the X-Universe. Some see the baby as the last hope for mutankind’s survival; others see it as the bringer of the Apocalypse… No one knows which side is right because Cyclops handed the newborn over to Cable, believing his son could save both the child and mutantkind. But Cable never came back. Now, months later, Cyclops has found his son hiding in the FUTURE… and he’s sending in the one team that will do what needs to be done in order to ensure the survival of their species… X-FORCE. The X-Men event of the decade, “MESSIAH COMPLEX,” continues here as the past, present and future converge in the pages of X-FORCE and CABLE. Continues next month in the pages of CABLE #13 and X-FORCE #14!

 

Summary

The origin of Hope Summers is told. In the present Cyclops and Beast sends X-force into the future after Bishop escapes into the timeline to kill Hope and Cable. In the future X-force meets up with Cable, Deadpool and Hope

In a bar Bishop approaches Stryfe for aid in killing Cable and Hope by giving him Apocalypse.

Stryfe agrees.

 

The Good

Art- One of my very favorite artists turns in great work for this introductory war between Bishop and his former teammates.

Tension- Cyclops is literally the king and genera of the mutant race here trying desperately to bring his people from the brink of extinction. The scene between himself and Beast are great, underlying the problems their friendship would later undergo.

Humor- Deadool’s inclusion is guaranteed to induce a chuckle.

Craig and Kyle- Two of my favorite young writers and they deliver their usual somber toned story with great dialogue. The pacing of the story also picked u in the latter part of the book which added to the overall mood.

The Bad

Villainy- This series is where Bishop moves from being perhaps misunderstood to full on full throttle villain. He kills potentially millions if not billions in the future between 2272 and 2753. Genocide is too good a word for he actually does. It’s tragic just how far he’s fallen because of his beliefs. RIP Bishop you were the first black X-man too bad the writers have made you just another black supervilain.

The Ugly

Honestly 4/5


Jax

Jax

Created by: Ed Boon and John Tobias

1st appearance: Mortal Kombat 2, 1993

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Special Forces and Outer World Investigation Agency

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 220 lbs         Height: 6′ 3

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and Abilities: World class Martial artist, military training in armed and unarmed combat.

Powers: Cybernetic arms grant superhuman strength.

Biography

Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs (U.S.A.) is a cybernetically-enhanced soldier who is the leader of the Outer World Investigation Agency (O.I.A.), Earthrealm’s Special Forces unit, in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He made his debut in Mortal Kombat II.

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Elena

Elena

Created by: Capcom

1st appearance: Street Fighter III – New Generatio, 1997

Nationality: Kenya

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 120 lbs         Height: 6′

Eyes: Blue                  Hair: White

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and Abilities: World class Capoeria fighter.

Biography

Elena is an African princess from the East African nation of Kenya where their culture is big on fighting.Despite her love of fighting she was studied as an exchange student in Japan and later France. She first appears in the Street Fighter 3 era of games beginning in 1997.

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Pam Grier

Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films such as 1974′s Foxy Brown. Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown.


Jamie Foxx

Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host.


Danger Club #4 Preview

Chaos, blood, and betrayal all take center stage as tensions amongst the sidekicks rise. Meanwhile, The Magician takes a private journey into the darkness while seeking answers to the fate of the lost superheroes.


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