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Bruce Wayne _ Back Home
Bruce Wayne _ Back Home
Bruce Wayne _ Back Home
Bruce Wayne _ Back Home
Bruce Wayne _ Back Home
Wow, was this a great book. The book starts out normal enough as Bruce Wayne entertains his new flame and like all women who have gotten close enough to Bruce to see realize that she will never get any closer is in the process of ending things saying that there is something deeper and darker to Bruce than he will let on when a super ninja guy attempts to kidnap her. While this is going on Robin is sharing with Nightwing his fears that Batman seams to be slipping. Bruce lures the ninja guy into the kitchen and delivers a beat down that is harsh even by batman standards. There is something different about Bruce here, he is darker and doesn’t try at all to disguise himself or keep up the billionaire playboy thing at all and Jezebel sees it all. Just as nightwing and robin show up Jezebel puts it all together and figures out that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Thee issues to follow will be the 6 part Batman: RIP series that we’ve been seeing adds for the last few months. It is looking to be really exciting. Jezebel now knows the truth, and I can’t help but notice that the bat symbol on his chest on the first RIP cover is the same blue as Nightwing’s costume. Does that mean that Dick Grayson is taking over? Get in now, this book is awesome and some serious stuff is going to go down with the dark night over the next few issues.
Random video from my 2010 road trip. Has Bruce Wayne relocated to Kansas?
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The beautiful Senator is in trouble, who will save her? The Dark Knight? Hmmmmm. Maybe.
Wow this is a great story issue that shows us just how far back the Scrull invasion really goes. It follows Nick Fury from the time of the Secret War until present. You know at the time I read the Secret War and thought it was OK but didn’t really think much of it. Now I’m glad I did and it’s crazy getting to see how much of it is coming back now. I’m going to have to dive into the old boxes and dig those issues out. This issue gives a little more weight to the introduction of the invasion and shows us just how wide spread it really is. This is the return of Nick Fury and we see that while he’s been gone he’s been working on piecing together the tactics of the invasion. This is definitely a wow moment where the house of ideas really shows off their planning and the intricacy of their universe. It’s a great read and worth checking out. While the secret invasion isn’t getting as much hype as DC’s major summer event it has already paid out more in it’s first two weeks than countdown has since it’s launch.
What a great book and a great team. Jeph Loeb knows how to write fun interesting action books with just enough story to keep you interested. Ed McGuiness of the ultimates is amazing. His larger than life style plays really well to the larger than life characters in the hulk. For those of you who don’t know the big mystery in this book is who is this new red hulk. So far we know it’s not Banner, he likes to beat people up, he hates everything hulk, friends and allies included, and he likes to use guns. The subtle clue in this issue comes when the red hulk steps in front of the guard station at the entrance to the gamma base. A retinal scan is performed and the scanner says that the subject’s ID is confirmed as… and the hulk smashes the station. So we know the red hulk is someone who is recognized at the gamma base, but did he smash it to hide his identity or just because he was angry and it was there? We’ll have to keep reading to find out. The real fun starts when Banner’s cell is compromised and the true hulk escapes to confront this new red hulk. Next issue the real fight begins.
This is one of my favorite new books. I am new to the title I love the writing, the tone of the book and themes it carries and the art is incredible. The current arch comes to a fitting end as Thor finds closer for his guilt in not being able to bring his father back and the two of them stand side by side in battle in another great battle with Surtur and the father and son team lay the hurt on. There is a great twist in the search for Sif, who has not been able to return as her spirit is trapped within a mortal body and the appearance of this new female Loki type character. I have totally been drawn in and for the first time since Adventures in Baby Sitting I am a Thor fan. Strazynski’s style is very well suited for the character and the art is exiting and grand. The next issue looks like a great issue to get in on but only 8 issues in there are not that many back issues to go and pick up. I start my hunt tomorrow.
One word, boring! Why oh why did they even bother? Seriously if they are that pressed for a story why not just take the month off? I would prefer that to the garbage I just wasted 3 bucks on. The whole story is Peter describing to the biggest dog ate my homework excuse ever as his and Kity’s “baby” gets destroyed during a fight at the Daily Bugle with Omega Red. This is possibly the biggest travesty of all they took a badass villain from the regular marvel U and reduced him to a joke. He’s handled with a couple of pounces and a vending machine to the face with no real threat or strength at all. The story is painfully monotone and just all around lame. Don’t waste your time with this one. I’ve come toexpect so much more from Bendis. The only good thing is that issues like this are usually the fillers between more significant stories so next month should be a lot better.
This title continues to impress. The dark story and art are taken to a new level as Bastion initiates his plan to rid the earth of all mutants. Rahne is found and returned hopefully in the nick of time but we’ll have to wait for next issue to see that. Last issue Bastion brought to earth a form of magus, the techno-organic being that the x-men fought a while back because it was determined that no earthly force could bring about the destruction of all mutants. He has used it to control and reanimate the greatest mutant killers of all time to lead the purifiers in their mission. There is a really cool two page panel at the end of the book that lists the names of everyone and their mutant killing stats it really puts into perspective the threat that the purifiers now pose. It is the ultimate anti mutant brain trust. While the X-force is regrouping in Colorado the purifiers set their final plan in motion. It’s only going to get worse from here and that means more action, more blood, and more excitement for us. I keep praising this title and it is only getting better. Go out get it now!
Alright, the Brand New Day finally starts showing a little more life. This marks the twelfth issue since spiderman has gone almost weekly. That means in the last 4 months we’ve gotten a year’s worth of Spiderman and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. It has definitely had it’s ups and downs but it looks like things are finally starting to come around. This issue has some pretty sick action as Spidey takes on the Mayan god and while the way he defeats him is a little campy there is no denying the quality of the action leading up to it. Our favorite wall crawler wins the day by managing to hold off the god king keep his sacrifice alive long enough for the time necessary for the right to be performed to pass. In the end spidey gets to let off some steam and share some humor. This issue is a good read but the real excitement comes in the comment section at the end of he issue when it editor Stephen Wacker discusses the future of the title and the issue to come next week when the characters and stories that were started in the earlier brand new day issues finally come back around. This week I’m a fan of the Brand New day but who knows where I’ll be next week.
This is the 4th part of the KWSDs story line. If you haven’t been in on the earlier issues, don’t worry about it. I wasn’t either and it wasn’t hard at all to jump in. Basically Superman and Batman have been scouring the earth searching for the last bits of Kryptonite to destroy and make the earth safe for our favorite Boy Scout. I know that sounds kind of funny doesn’t it, safe for superman. They find a huge deposit of it in an asteroid and discover that someone has been mining it. The trail leads back to a secret government base and a trained team of K powered fighters. Guess who’s behind it, that’s right our favorite meta hater, Amanda Waller. Needless to say our boy in blue is a little pissed to discover that the government he has fought so hard to protect has been stockpiling an arsenal of K weapons to take him down there is a fight and a great cliff hanger stands at the end of the book. We all remember Doomsday, the big ugly dude who killed superman, well the government has a Kryptonite infused clone who steps out ready to do battle while batman watches in shackles with Waller. Next issue looks like it’s going to be a great throw down. If you are an action junkie go a head and wait till next month but this is a good issue just to get you psyched up.
Yet another Iron Man title hits the shelves with the first issue of this new on going iron man title. This one plays a little closer to the movie by making sure to include all the same characters but the tech is a bit more advanced. It even shares a bit of the theme as someone has stolen some of the iron man technology and is using it to kill people. In the case of the book it’s Ezekiel Stane and not his father Obediah. The good thing about this title is that it looks like Iron Man will actually have a worthy opponent to go up against. It gets kind of tough to find a realistic threat for someone in a super advanced, indestructible piece of machinery but it looks like Ezekeil will be able to. It will be worth reading through the first arch but we will see after that.
In this issue the all the stories that have been started since Brand New Day began are starting to come back around. Now that the snow has melted life gets back to normal in NYC and everyone comes out to play. This title is in a weird place because the story and themes are pretty good but the writing is in an almost juvenile place. It is over simplified and the dialog is way dumbed down. I get that they are trying to take Peter back with the brand new day but how far back has he gone. This is reminiscent of when Peter was in college, but he’s been out for a long time, and what about all of the power ups and evolutions that Spiderman has undergone. What about the events of the Other series, the stuff with Ezekiel, and when his webs became organic right before the avengers disassembled. Some of the loose ends within the Brand New Day arch are beginning to get tied up, but what about the continuity in the rest of the marvel universe. I’ll stick around just to see how they pull it off and thankfully it is getting entertaining enough to make it worth while.
This is another one of those crazy time crossover things that comic companies love to do because they can sell some extra books and put together some interesting what if scenarios. It’s like the eagle vs shark or Tyson vs Ali. This one ups the anti a little bit as it thrusts captain America back into current continuity. This is yet another way that marvel has teased us with the possible return of captain America but at least with this one we know that it is the actual Steve Rogers and that we will be around for at least twelve issues. A year is a long time and a lot can happen in the marvel universe so I guess this is a pretty clear indication that it will be a while before we know whether or not Cap is coming back. Just to recap we’ve got the blast from the past Invaders cap, the cap that got out of the skrull space ship in the avengers book a few months ago, and that Steve Rogers looking thing in the tank in the captain America books. Marvel definitely knows how to keep you guessing. This is a good start to a series and raises a lot of questions, especially with the characters that are still around today. Pick this one up, this series looks like it will be worth sticking