Friday, September 11, 2009

New Comics September 9, 2009

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #604: Red-Headed Stranger concludes here as Peter learns some of the fall out of the actions done in his name by the Chameleon. But the big point made here is he remember Peter for some reason and he is also going to be involved with Kraven's daughter and the upcoming storyline "The Gauntlet"
Also, MJ takes center stage in an exchange between her and Peter where it's made very clear that she does in fact know Peter is Spider-Man.

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #3 of 6: This series is dying fast. The charm of these characters and their stories is they are pretty self contained. In this series we have the government trying to harness the power of the Necronomicon, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. It's a much larger canvas than these characters generally work on. Then when you add in all the survivors from the A Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th franchises, well, it's just a jumbled mess of everything doing nothing.
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #2 of 5: Reality hopping zombie heroes. What fun! The thing I like most about these series is how they revisit classic stories and inject the viciousness of the Marvel Zombies. Last issue was 1960's Spider-Man and this time around it's Drunk Tony Stark. The only thing that is confusing here is are the Zombies all in the same reality or is Zombie Giant Man in a separate reality/time than Zombie Spider-Man was? Something else I'm not really clear on is why they suddenly have The Hunger again. In MZR #1 Zombie Spider-Man noticed The Hunger at about the same time as his lack of the Power Cosmic. Perhaps the reality hopping changed them all in some way. No matter what, though, this is classic Marvel Zombies!

VAMPIRELLA: THE SECOND COMING #1 of 4: I have to admit, I know very little about this character. She's a classic though, been around for 40 years and the fact that this book carries a $1.99 cover price was enough to get me to check it out. I read it and was able to enjoy it somewhat. This seems to handle Vampi as a fictional character yet she's also real...doesn't make much sense but this is only the first issue. If the rest carry the $1.99 cover price I plan to follow this one through.

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