Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Pull List

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

One Moment In Time continues!The answers begin with this issue! What happened on the day Peter Mark and Mary Jane were supposed to be married?
Last issue we learned Peter missed the wedding because he was knocked out while fighting a criminal trying to defend a cop and his family. Everyone thinks he got cold feet and abandoned MJ at the alter.
MJ realizes she cannot marry Peter and live as Spider-Man's wife. She leaves. This leads to her realizing that she loves Peter but while he's Spider-Man she cannot, in good faith, have the one thing she wants: kids. In a conversation with Peter she basically says she wants to be with him but the only reason to be married was to have kids. Without that as an option they simply have no reason to really be married. They make up.
This leads us through the events of Civil War where Peter unmasks and Aunt May gets shot and Peter trying to find help for her as shown in the SPIDER-MAN: ONE MORE DAY story (available in trade). Where this story changes is when Mephisto shows up. No offer and no choice is made. But then Aunt May flatlines in the hospital forcing Peter to act directly to save her.
Now, the big question that remains is how did the world forget Peter Part is Spider-Man??

DOOMWAR #6 of 6
Words: Jonathan Maberry
Pictures: Scot Eaton

I'm not going to say much about this, other than IT'S FINALLY OVER! Seriously, this was a total waste of time! Nothing was really done that was impactful, at least not to the point where it warranted this having it's own miniseries. this could have been part of a Black Panther series or the Fantastic Four series.
It had a great cast and an interesting concept but the way the story unfolded...well, it could have had more lead in and build up, which is why having it in a regular series would have helped, but the execution fell flat.
Very disappointing.

Words: Chris Roberson
Pictures Michael Allred

Things are coming together fast now! Gwen meets the man she thinks killed Frederick Harris, the man whos brains Gwen ate in the first issue, turns out...he did.
But he seems to be like Gwen, a zombie with a mind and ability to make decisions like a living person.
The best part of this issue is the explanation of the different of the different kind of monsters we will have in this series. It's very interesting how things like zombies, ghosts, werewolves and such are explained using the concept of a higher and lower spirit in all humans.
So Gwen's 'condition' is being explored and I like it.
We also learn in a round about way, who the two men hunting the vampires are. They are part of a sect who hunts monsters. Gwen will have to face off against them but one of the guys seems to have a thing for our favorite zombie!

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