Thirteen weeks in to the Secret Wars and the quality levels of the comics and storylines are as high as ever.
This week sees the return of Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars, where our hero finds the Venom suit (for those who don’t know, the original Secret Wars was where Spidey found the Venom suit). Of course, Deadpool doesn’t keep it, he realises it’s alive, and has gotten a glimpse into his particularly weird psyche, and then pushes it away, leaving it for Spidey to find later. During this comic (and the two timelines it covers), Zsaji (the healer) is given a task that seems too much for her, and a healed Deadpool comes face to face with a healed Doctor Doom!
Really, if you only go through one of the side stories for this Secret War, this is the one to go for, especially if you’ve read the first Secret Wars!
Next up is M.O.D.O.K. Assassin, where we catch up with our Angela infatuated M.O.D.O.K!
M.O.D.O.K. and Angela are holding their own against the entire Assassin’s Guild in Killville, while trying to work out why Angela’s Mjolnir isn’t responding, and while M.O.D.O.K. continues to flirt at every opportunity. The Assassins fly through and fall swiftly, including Boomerang, Elektra, Hit Monkey, Black Widow, Scarlet Spider, even an assassin Wolverine comes along.
Of course, just as Kingpin joins in the fray, both sides are attacked by a strange army of mindless killers. We’ll find out who these guys are in the next issue.
After much thought, I chose Thors as the third comic to discuss this week.
Bear with me here, while I try to keep all of these Thor’s in order. With Beta Ray Thor dead, Ultimate Thor searches for his killer, who seems to be the same person who has killed all of the Jane Fosters. His investigation leads him to cross paths with Thor the Unworthy (the one who lost his hammer after the Original Sin story), who, after a fight, tells him that all of the Jane Fosters are dead. The only problem is that another dead body has been found, this time, it’s a Donald Blake. Someone is cleaning Thor’s house, and they have no idea who it is.
This comic feels like a cop procedural, and that’s what makes it so good. All of the wonder of Thor and Mjolnir has been stolen away because there are now so many of them: A Thor with a Mjolnir is now just a cop with a sidearm, and that’s the greatest achievement in the Secret Wars yet.
Now for you guys to tell me something: If you were a Thor, what Thor would you be? I’d be Thrr – all Thor, all wolf!