After last time’s diversion, there’s a lot to catch up on. Like Deadpool. This all new first issue starts with the Merc with the Mouth everywhere, and yet nowhere to be found. Deadpool, it seems, is subcontracting while the real deal is helping people who can’t afford his services. Not very mercenary of him, but then again, neither is funding the Avengers (I’ll wait for you to wrap your head around that particular bit of information). We see Luke Cage, someone who might be Jessica Jones, and Matt Murdock. We also hear how Deadpool was tricked into killing his own parents, and we’re hit by a lot of other information. What we don’t really get is any real story until the final page where a Deadpool kills a zoning comissioner. We’ll have to see what happens next.
Vision, complete with family, move to the suburbs. This happens after he’s wiped all emotions from his memories. His wife, Virginia, and their high school age twins, Viv and Vin, try to fit in with normal neighbours and a normal life, until the Grip Reaper arrives. I’m not going to tell you too much about this particular comic, but I recommend it because it was really, really darkly funny!
All-New, All-Different Avengers starts up with Ms Marvel calling Nova a jerk, Sam Wilson (as Captain America) saving a family from a falling car, and a penniless Iron Man who had to sell the Avengers Tower. There are no Avengers, there is no funding, but that doesn’t stop threats from arriving on Earth. Threats like a Chitauri called Warbringer, who we see standing over the defeated Iron Man, Captain America, and Miles Morales’ Spider-man. The second half of the comic has Kamala Khan trying to stop a Microverse creature from tearing up her neighbourhood. Nova, who had been following the creature, becomes mesmerised by Ms Marvel, and his attempts at breaking the ice just come across as creepy. They part ways confused, thinking they won’t see each other again. Of course, they will, if the front cover is any indication.
All-New Wolverine brings a new Wolverine in the form of Laura Kinney, also known as X-23. With all of Logan’s bad attitude, and none of his adamantium skeleton, we get to experience a Wolverine who sometimes needs to let her brain stitch back together. This leads to flashbacks with Logan, and a different take on the Wolverine in more than one way. I’m looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
Secret Wars continues with its penultimate issue. The war for the Battleworld begins in earnest. The Shield Wall has fallen, and all hell is breaking loose. This issue focuses on changing allegiances within the factions fighting for control of the Battleworld. With two issues left, this one feels like more of a set-up than anything to get my teeth into, story-wise.
Sorry for the delay getting these written up, folks, but I’ve been in stress hell for the past three weeks. Will catch up on the latest and greatest in the comic book world soon, especially with new Ms Marvel and Silk out!
What have I missed over the past two weeks? Let me know!