Saturday, November 06, 2010

Weekly Pulls, Part 3

Words: Pretty much everyone
Pictures: Same thing

Final issue of the Brand New Day Era! This issue ends up being something of a jam issue featuring stories by the various creators who have worked on the series since Brand New Day (BND) began.
We get some resolutions: Vin Gonzalez, Peter's former roommate and cop, is released from Rykers Island. He gets to resolve a few things with Carlie Cooper, Peter's new love interest and the investigator that helped Vin end up in prison (Vin was innocent as it turns out and Carlie was able to help him get a reduced sentence).
As for Carlie Cooper, she was finally able to get it through Parker's head that she does care for him. It also helped that Peter talked to MJ about it and was given some sage advice.
One of the better panels of this issue was Peter finally kissing Carlie after asking her to be his girlfriend! I have to say I approve!
Norman Osborn is felt here as well. It seems while in prison he became something of a god to Vin. Harry doesn't take it very well and promptly puts Vin on well as on his back in a pool of his own blood. Another good shot was of Harry's baby dressed as Doc Ock, priceless!
So this is the 'end of an era' issue and it plays out very well. Everyone got their turn and the new characters we were introduced to during BND were put on their paths for the next big thing: Big Time!

Words: Chris Roberson
Pictures: Michael Allred

U, Vampire, Part 1: Things are happening fast! The monster hunters are starting to close in on the gang of vampires but it turns out the vamps were also stalking the monster hunters!
Horatio, one of the monster hunters, is still trying to get that date with Gwen who has been having a hard time finding a new brain to eat. It's that time of the month again and if she doesn't find one soon she goes all Romero on us.
And Eleanor, our hipster ghost, is beginning to learn she may be able to explore more of the world than she previously though!
Three different, yet connected, stories going all at once ad nothing suffers. This is one of the traits I've gotten to really like about this series.
The ending of this issue is very interesting as all through it Gwen has been asking herself questions about her life before death, questions about her parents and such. Imagine the chock when she finally gets to eat the brains of a woman who died in a fire and, as she absorbs the dead woman's memories, she sees herself as a child and feels the love a mother has for her child!

Words: Roger Langridge
Pictures: Chris Samnee

Thursday Morning. The continuing adventures of Thor in a new world, Earth, continues! This time he decided to take Jane on a tour of the planet to explore the wonders Midgard has to offer.
While traveling he flashes back to another recent encounter with his brother Loki who gives him a book of forbidden knowledge. Does Thor still have the book and will it answer the questions he has about his banishment and how he returns home? Time will tell.
They land in Australia, mainly because Jane needs to be on solid ground, and they witness a man in the ocean on a great beast.
Naturally, Thor rushes to the scene and is introduced to Namor, the Sub-Mariner.
They have a very interesting interaction, Namor, it seems, can sense what Thor is in terms of his status and understand he is just as, if not more, powerful that the Mariner is. There is respect there and Namor tries to give the impetuous Thunder God some advice. Will Thor take it is the question.
The interaction between the two men above men is interesting as you don't really see Namor show such respect for anyone in the main Marvel Universe, not right away like this though. I'd be interested in learning more about this version of Namor.

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