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 Post subject: Marvel News & Views
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:02 am 
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Here are some snippets of what I've been reading, maybe we'll get some ongoing discussion for this thread.

Let me preface this, with that I get my Marvel comics on a monthly basis from an online source.

This is what I've read lately, thus far:

Venom #158: Finale to The Lethal protector story arc, which was enjoyable. Kraven was used well here. Other than a panel or two, Bagley’s art was great. Loved the cover too.

I really enjoy Marve;’s letter pages, wish DC would bring them back. Looks like the art team really enjoyed working on this story arc, as they expressed a lot of enthusiasm. That’s nice to see.


Venom Inc. Parts 1-4: Venom Inc. Alpha, Amazing Spider-Man #792, Venom #159 & Amazing Spider-Man #793 show a good story thus far, involving the recently released Lee Price creating a symbiote gang of his own. He plans on taking out The Black Cat (a villain nowadays) and take over her turf, but gets some interference from Spider-Man & the new Anti-Venom. Looking forward to where things go with this.

I foresee a few new action figures coming out of this storyline.


Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider #11-12: Ben has to deal with The Slingers & his conscience. Interesting story going on, as more players are added to the mix. #11 has some atrocious art however.


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 Post subject: Re: Marvel News & Views
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:31 am 
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Phoenix Resurrection – Return of Jean Grey #1: The X-Men investigate some odd mutant-related readings in different parts of the world, while who we assume is a young Jean as a waitress. Too little to go on to say anything definitive about this.


Jean Grey #10-11: The Phoenix is coming after Jean. Emma & company are helping her to fight it off. Interesting last couple of pages in #11.


Daredevil #596: Daredevil is now on the run from the NYPD after a confrontation with Mayor Fisk. At issue’s end Murdock gets an offer he can’t refuse. The story was decent enough, but the title needs better artwork. I’ll more than likely cut this title, as it’s not doing enough for me.


Monsters Unleashed #9: Kid Kaiju & Scragg take on giant bees in Part 1 of “Learning Curves.” I surmise we’ll have five issues consisting of a story for each monster Kei employs.

I’ve liked the concept of this title from the beginning, but I think writer Justin Jordan has run out of steam for this.


Marvel Two-in-One #1: The Thing & Johnny get back together, and Doom’s in the mix as well. Didn’t dig this, probably won’t be sticking around other than the issues I’ve already pre-ordered. I just think this is the wrong vehicle for all of the characters involved (I’m putting Doom in that context as well).


Darkhawk #51: I knew this character a little bit, seen him in a few things. His origin here was enlightening, albeit a bit odd. I might look to get back issues of his old title to learn more about the character.


Falcon #3: Mephisto reveals himself, as Falcon & The Patriot try to fight back. This title just doesn’t work for me, I’m out.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 am 
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Venom #160/Venom Inc. Omega: Good conclusion to the Maniac/Made Men storyline, although #160 had the better writing of the two. I see more action figures coming out of this.


Amazing Spider-Man #794: Peter takes on Scorpio after a year’s wait, while we see Osborn acquire a weapon. So-so issue.


Phoenix Resurrection – Return of Jean Grey #’s 2-4: A bit of a slow burn here, with waitress Jean experiencing more weird things, while the X-men enter the world the Phoenix has created. Should be an interesting final chapter.


Monsters Unleashed #10: Kei & aegis help Elsa out. This title is on fumes. I’ll probably be dropping this.


Captain America #697: Picked this up for the Kraven the Hunter appearance. Kraven captures Steve so he can hunt him. Seen this type of story before in a lot of different mediums. I don’t care for the art style. Man, Marvel has screwed up Captain America pretty royally.


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