Or – “What He Means Is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, Real Wrath-Of-God Type Stuff.” So, Marvel’s solicitations have been making a great mystery over who or what Norm-O’s “secret weapon” is.Â Last issue, we found that founding Dark Avenger Sentry has once again gone ‘El Bonzo Seco,’ and may have an agenda all his own.Â These two statements are probably related in some way, and since he is ostensibly the most powerful creature in the Marvel Universe, this could be “crossing-the-streams” bad…
Or – “Nobody’s Allowed To Be Fun In The Marvel Universe Anymore…” TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR A MAJOR SPOILERS EXCLUSIVE!Â THE MISSING DIALOGUE FROM THIS COVER! Iron Man: “Steve.” Captain America: “Tony.” Iron Man: “So, it’s good to–” Captain America: “Wait, are we friends again?Â I’m never sure…” Iron Man: “Um…Â This is after Rebirth?” Captain America: “I…Â I think so?Â I don’t exactly remember.” Iron Man: “So, have you rebooted my brain yet?” Captain America: “Probably, you’re standing up and wearing your ugly movie armor again.” Iron Man: “So, we’re friends, then.” Captain America: “So I can ask what
Or – “Where’s My Santa On The Shaver, Dammit?” Sometimes the holidays turn into a blur of food and family and spectacle, like the Roman Empire right before the Dark Ages. When that happens, it’s good to have Rapid Fire Reviews: Reading the comics, so you don’t have to!
Â Or – “Whatever Happened To Noh-Varr?” One of the more vexing things about the Dark Avengers title is the fact that, because of the timing of the stories, Noh-Varr (aka Marvel Boy and the latest Kree warrior to call himself Captain Marvel) disappeared from Norman’s team MONTHS ago our time, but has apparently been missing for approximately 16 minutes in the stories.Â This annual promises to tell us where theÂ hero has been, but the question is, will the answers be meaningful, or will they just set up the next big crossover event?
More teasers for the upcoming Siege series roll out from Marvel. SIEGE: THE CABAL [Prologue to Siege] (OCT090467) Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL LARK Cover by DAVID FINCH Rated T+ â€¦$3.99 The issue arrives December 2, 2009. via Marvel
Marvel has announced that Dark Reign: The List – Hulk has sold out at the distributor level, and is going back to press. This time, the Hulk Family is up against Norman Osbornâ€™s right hand herself, Victoria Hand! But sheâ€™s not aloneâ€”Moonstone (AKA the new Ms Marvel) is along for a battle of both minds and mettle! When Bruce Banner and Skaar come a knockinâ€™ on a secret HAMMER facilityâ€™s door, smashing ensues! Nothing will ever be the same for Banner and Skaar! The variant issue, featuring a cover by Paul Pelletier, arrives November 25, 2009. via Marvel
Or – “When Venom Is The Voice Of Reason, Something Is Very, Very Wrong…” “Wait, we’ve been bought out by WHO?”Â Or would that beÂ whom?Â I can never remember.Â But, man, the Dark Avengers certainly look surprised to see something, don’t they?
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Marvel has once again announced one of their titles has sold out at the distributor level.Â This time is it Dark Reign: The List – X-Men that will feature a variant cover by Alan Davis.Â The reprint will arrive on November 11, 2009 with a cover price of $3.99. via Marvel
Or – “Hey, Vent! You Ready To Move Out?” When you read monthly comic books the way that I do, often times you get to the point where you feel like you know what’s coming, when every title feels like you’ve read it before. On the other hand, you have the odd experience where you read a title or issues that you KNOW you’ve read before, but you cannot for the life of you remember how it’s supposed to end. With over a hundred monthly titles coming out, sometimes you need to play catchup, you need to go where everybody
Or – “More Colons Than Your Average Proctologist…” One of the only missteps of the whole Dark Reign crossover, for me, has been the characterization of Clint Barton, the hero now known as Ronin.Â As Hawkeye, he was willing to leave his beloved wife over the implication that she even ALLOWED someone to die, much less committed murder, and now he’s willing to kill Norman Osborn to prove a point?Â It’s an odd change of characterization for me, which makes the whole thing questionable.Â What’s the Marvel equivalent of a Tom Welling Prime punch?Â