Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Wry's Rants for Apr 28/May 5

Hi everyone, I've been gone for a few weeks due to illness. I just didn't have the energy to put together a rant for a couple of weeks now, but I'm better now! (Whee?) I picked up two weeks of comics, so this is a review from a two week pile. The comics I'll be covering are Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine #1, Invincible Iron Man #25, Deadpool #22, Secret Six #21, and I Zombie #1.

Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine #1

This is the first part of a six part mini-series, but it's bi-monthly, so it won't be done for about a year. Spidey and Wolverine start off back in the prehistoric age, which they were sent back in time as they were stopping a bank robbery. Peter tries to figure out how they can get back before the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs hits the earth. Logan, well, deals with things his own way.
I like the take on this issue as it takes into account the dynamic between these two, and how they don't really like working with each other (for their own reasons). Even when they meet at the bank robbery, their dislike for each other is noted immediately. I don't like idea of this being bi-monthly, because intentionally waiting two months for the next part bugs me. That's really the only negative for me, though. I still recommend it to Spidey fans, Wolverine fans, and fans of team ups.

Invincible Iron Man #25

This title continues it greatness, in my own wonderfully biased opinion. Tony has finished rebooting his brain and has reinstalled his memories (seriously. I'm not using metaphors), but it seems that his memories only go up to shortly after he got the extremis armor, so there's quite a memory gap between then and now. This issue has him dealing with that issue, but it introduces the characters involved in the next storyline with Hammer Industries (not Osborn's H.A.M.M.E.R., but Tony Stark's Hammer)
Like I said, this series continues to rock. Any fan of Iron Man owes it to him or herself to get this title. Even if the only thing you've done is seen the movie, if you liked that, you'll like this.

Deadpool #22

There's a new sheriff in town! Sheriff Deadpool that is. This is a nice little one-off story about Deadpool on a bus that gets robbed in a part of the country that looks like the back drop of 'Deliverence'. Nobody can call the cops because, well, the cops were the ones that robbed them. So it's up to Deadpool to deliver justice to these crooked cops whose dialogue includes more apostrophes and contractions than I could ever believe possible.
Again, it's a fun issue, being the only REAL Deadpool title out there. Hey, I like some of the other stuff, but he's getting more overexposed than a open roll of film laid out on the beach. And this is coming from a Deadpool FAN. It's a stand alone story, so it's good for a read if you're interested.

Secret Six #21

Catman is on the prowl! Er, on the hunt! Or whatever cat related metaphor you'd like to use. Blake's son has been abducted and now he's after the people that were responsible. Deadshot, Ragdoll, Black Alice and Savage are after him, leaving Bane to take care of the group's contractual obligations by getting other metahumans involved. This issues gives some glimpses into Catman's childhood, giving a little insight on how he became who he is.
I enjoy this this book. There really hasn't been any weak issues since the ongoing started, and I do like how Catman and Deadshot have a friendship that neither of them will admit to. Now they're exploring a possible Ragdoll/Alice thing going on, which surprises Ragdoll as much as anybody. Recommended for people that like good team books.

I Zombie #1

And now, time for something completely different. This is from Vertigo, and it's the story of a girl in Eugene, Oregon who has a friend who's a ghost, and another that's a were-terrier. That's right, not a werewolf, a wereterrier. Oh and by the way, the girl's a zombie (hence the title) that needs to eat brains once a month of someone that has just died. But when she eats their brains, she's getting the final memories of their life, and this issue the dead guy that she's munching on seems to have been murdered, but will she do something about it?
Interesting book, but not a fan of the art. Vertigo has a good idea with this comic and is selling it for just one dollar, so if you check it out and don't like it, you're only out a buck. It's something that all new ongoing series should try with their first issue to try to get people on board. Established characters are one thing, completely new ones are hard.

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