Saturday, November 14, 2009

2010: 20 years of collecting comic books!

Starting in January I'm going to be adding posts to my weekly reviews. I'll be doing more "Favorite Covers" postings and I'll be going through my collection and reviewing the good and the bad I own. As I'm taking pictures of my comics to post here and on my Facebook page I will probably not be doing weekly reviews as normal as I had been, but I'm still around and will still post what I can when I can.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

New Comics: November 5, 2009

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610: The ending of the Who Was Ben Reilly story. I can't say I'm sad this is over with. This issue was more interesting than the previous two though as we finally find out who Raptor is and what his connection is with Peter and Ben. Kaine, to me, has always been a throw away character. Next week we get back on track with this series though. Deadpool guest stars in an issue which leads into The Gauntlet!

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1 of 6: Cinderella, aka Cindy, kicks a LOT of ass! This story takes place before the Fall of Fabletown. Cindy is charged with the job of locating a particularly powerful magical item that has found it's way into the Mundy world. What is the item? We don't know. It's located in the Middle East which is the territory of one Aladdin. Will we finally see him? He was mentioned in an issue or two of Fables but he's never shown up. This series has the same level of writing as the main Fables book with just more action. If you love Fables and Jack Of Fables then this is another series you MUST have!

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899: Guest Starring The Incredible Hercules! Deadpool is having nightmares. It's driving him...well, I guess it can't drive him mad because he's already there. Anyway, his nightmares are of an opponent he cannot beat. Trying to figure out what is going on DP ends up in a labyrinth with Hercules who is DP is too! One thing leads to another, as tends to happen in comics, especially ones with Deadpool, and we find out who the unstoppable enemy is, which was a surprise, we also learn that Nightmare and Arcade have 'teamed up' to take out our hero and Deadpool. First issue of Deadpool's THIRD ongoing series starts off with a bang but begs the question: How much can Marvel put out with the Merc with a Mouth?

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #2: This isn't a bad series but on the other hand I can't see it lasting very long. Voodoo is still trying to figure out what's going on. But my question is how this guy didn't know Damion Hellstrom was actually Nightmare in disguise. I'm planning to give this one more issue...then I'm going to decide if this series will continue for me or not.

LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL #1 of 2: Lobo Vs. Satan! Years ago Lobo was killed and because of his violent nature he was banned from dying. However...Satan feels Lobo must be punished for his transgressions and send the Main Man a message in the form of a murdered Space Dolphin. These are the ONLY things in the universe Lobo cares about. So, 'Bo heads to Hell to kill Satan. Along the way he manages to slaughter many 'dead' people. If anyone can make a dead person deader its Lobo! Written by Scott Ian and art by Sam Kieth, this is a surprisingly good read. Adding some layers to Lobo's personality and maintaining his violent nature. I can't wait for #2!

MARVEL ZOMBIES: EVIL EVOLUTION: Zombies vs Apes. I can't say I was excited about this and after reading it I have to admit that this is the FIRST Marvel Zombies book that I didn't like. The story makes very little sense to me, partly because it's hard to figure out where in continuity it takes place. Another problem is the sequences of the story aren't very sensible either. I found I had to re-read parts a few times to figure out what was going on and I've never had to do that with a Marvel Zombies comic. Here's hoping this isn't the last one and this doesn't kill the Marvel Zombies franchise.
The other big problem I had with this was the 'fix' at the end. They managed to delete this entire story from continuity so this whole story was pointless.

NOVA #31: Nova hunts down Darkhawk! At first Nova believes his friend isn't capable of killing someone. The problem arises when another 'Hawk appears and takes on Nova making him think Darkhawk has turned evil. However Nova DOES realize whats going on just before he and Darkhawk disappear from the universe! Another fine issue that focuses on two things: Nova/Darkhawk and the rebuilding of the Nova Corps. The new Nova Corps is being built slowly which I like. It's giving us a chance to get to know who these guys are, I like that!

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