Friday, July 23, 2010

My Pull List

Words: Joe Quesada
Pictures: Paolo Rivera, Joe Quesada, Danny Miki & Richard Isanove

One Moment In Time Begins! A few years ago Marvel decided to reboot Spider-Man's mythos. During Civil War, Spider-Man outed himself and as a result Aunt May was shot, the bullet was meant for Peter.

Peter was desperate to help his dying Aunt and made a deal with the devil. Mephisto, to be exact, who gave Peter a choice: Save Aunt May and lose Mary Jane or keep Mary Jane and lose Aunt May.
Personally, I think the right choice was made because I never really cared for Mary Jane as a main character. The series since then has been fresh and fun, much like it was in it's early days.
But there were still lingering questions like what happened on the day Mary Jane and Peter Parker were supposed to be married? That is the purpose of this story.
It's told in flashback and in an interesting way. At the beginning of this issue we have Peter and MJ talking about what happened. We then flash back to those days and the art style changes to the way it was done back in the 1970's/80's all the way down to the panels and dialogue. It's really neat. So we find out that Peter was having doubts about marrying MJ because he still held a torch for the late Gwen Stacy. He confided in his friends, Harry Osborn and Flash Thompson, at his bachelor party about this.
MJ was at her party being told her life of parties and hot men was coming to an end but she didn't seem to mind, yet.
As Spider-Man, Peter fights a crook (long story short) and ends up unconscious, on the wedding day, in an alley. No one knows where he is and Harry and Flash think he really had cold feet, a conversation with MJ overhears and things go downhill from there.
Great story, awesome art concept but I really, REALLY hope they don't end this era of Amazing, I would probably drop the series if they bring back the marriage..

Words: Brian Michael Bendis
Pictures: John Romita, Jr.

The Avengers are still trying to figure out how to save the future from their children...if they actually believe what Kang tells them.
Before they can do anything though they have to face off against Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen, twisted versions of Scarlet Witch, Red hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man.
This is where they realize that something is indeed wrong with the timestream as Apocalypse is out of his element. He's used to traveling through time but he's used to having control over it.
This time he doesn't.
After he and his Horsemen disappear the Avengers split up: 1 group goes to make a new time machine and the other goes to see what is going on in the city and end up face-to face with Devil Dinosaur?
Art is still top notch and the story, while moving slower than I expected, still has some great moment, especially with Spider-Man.
Only complaint I have is how much I hate covers that have nothing to do with the story inside. They are just lucky it's a great looking cover.

Words: Daniel Way
Pictures: Carlo Barberi

...and so, Deadpool's adventures in Las Vega come to a close. He's able to get away with ruining Weasel's life, re-capture Grizzly and ... um...
You know, reviewing these Deadpool books is kinda difficult sometimes because, well, Deadpool doesn't always follow the rules of comics.
Let's just keep this short and sweet: Explosions, guns, bullets flying and smoke. That's all you need to have a goof time with Deadpool.
It also doesn't hurt to have a good old fashioned gimmick cover for the 25th issue!
That's right, since 3-D is the over rated craze at the moment, Deadpool #25 comes with a 3-D cover and on the BACK cover are your 3-D glasses which allow you to view the 3-D cover in "High Definition 4-D!"
Hey, it's Deadpool, what did you expect? A gimmick that made sense? What are you, retarded?

Words: Victor Gischler
Pictures: Bong Dazo, Kyle Baker & Matteo Scalera

FINAL ISSUE! Deadpool, Headpool, and those other people, find their way, eventually, to the swamp where the Nexus of All Realities rests. It's their only chance of getting back to our universe!
Along the way they fight Zombie Brother Voodoo, Zombie Wrecking Crew and Zombie Deadpool (before he came to our universe in Marvel Zombies 4 and lost his body...time travel, go figure)
Do, zombies, AIM Agents and gators all die but Headpool gets his body back when Zombie Deadpool loses his head but then when the no-longer body-less Zombie Deadpool jumps back to our universe to eat everyone he ends up in the beginning of Marvel Zombies 4 and loses his body again and ends up in the boat where he was found in the beginning of Prelude to Deadpool Corps.
Time travel.
Overall, I'm actually sad to see this book go, it was more fun than it should have been but it'll be nice to be down to just 2 Deadpool books and month!

MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #5 of 5 Variant Cover
Words: Fred Van Lente
Pictures: Fernando Blanco and Frank Brunner (Marvel Team-Up #151 cover on page 3)

Machine Man, Howard the Duck and that indian chick end up in the worst universe of all: the REAL one! That's right, our universe. No powers, no mutants and no fun.
They are tracking down the final version of the zombie plague  and this is where the path leads.
On our earth a kid, who loves...I mean LOVES Marvel Comics, becomes infected with a version of the zombie plague and after going through some heavy soul searching decides to take advantage of his ability to not die and becomes the Zombie Marvel!
Just in time for rigor mortis to set in, preventing him from moving. Machine Man and crew show up, take their sample and burn him.
I laughed at the ending of this one. Very Machine Man and Very Marvel Zombies. I can't wait to see where the next story takes us! I can't wait for Marvel Zombies 6!

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