Another week brings another batch of comics. I think this week should be fun.Deadpool Corps #7
There’s really not much I can say about this comic, other than how awesome it is. Last month, I recommended that you try issue 6 and see if you liked it. If you liked the kind of story and action that the issue last month had, now’s the time for taking the next step. For me, it was easy, but for others it might be more difficult. If Deadpool Corps #6 was written in a way you liked, then try issue 7, but be warned, if you absolutely cannot stand Liefeld, then avoid it. I personally am not a big fan, but find that the art isn’t something that I find so unlikable that I can’t read the comic. If you’re really freaked out by Liefeld, stay away. If you did (or didn’t) like issue 6, this is more of the same, so let that be how you judge this issue. Review here.
As I mentioned before, this is just fun. It’s crazy, and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but Bendis writes the characters extremely well. The last issue was fun, even though practically nothing got moved forward from the previous issue. Bendis writes Spider-Man freaking out really well, and it works when it is in Ultimate Spider-Man or when he’s on a team. As a teenager, him freaking out is normal. On a team, him freaking out helps to give the reader some indication of how we should be reacting. By himself, as an adult, it wouldn’t work as well. Here, it works and helps. I enjoy reading New Avengers and Bendis Avengers stories because they are fun, and I do like Bendis. Review here.
I still don’t know how to feel about this series. Parts of it are awesome and parts are stupid. But at the same time, I think the authors feel it’s stupid too, but is it something they care about? The way it is written makes me feel like they like these characters and understand them, but are forced to do things that they don’t want to. With Thanos, he was dead, and they realized that when he’s brought back, he’d be really pissed off, because he was finally hanging with Death all the time while dead. The entire scenario screams to me as something that the writers realized was wrong, but they had to do it. They don’t seem happy with Thanos there. Either way, this is pretty entertaining, and the writing is good. To me, I find the writing is good, but the story isn’t as good (if that makes sense), but the writing matters more, so there you go. Review here.
COMICS I AM NOT GETTING
I’ve never really liked Black Cat all that much. See, when it comes to Spidey’s love life, I am a big supporter of Gwen Stacy. She’s the girl I think Peter should have ended up with. Even though she died well before I was born, I’ve read ASM from the beginning up through the 180’s or so (through the Essential Spider-Man volumes) and Gwen just seems like the girl he should be with. Mary Jane always seemed like the consolation prize to me, the runner-up. While he liked both, he chose Gwen and…I’m getting off topic. Black Cat never seemed right to me. Sure, it was someone who he could do superheroics with, but that would put her at more of a risk. People like Black Cat, but to me, I just don’t care.
I’ve talked about Shadowland before, but I’m going to do so again. What I don’t get is why Shadowland is important. What the heck happened? Okay, I understand Daredevil is leading the Hand and is in Hell’s Kitchen in a big tower. So what? Correct me if I’m wrong, but while the Hand consists of a lot of ninjas, they pretty much act like punching bags for most of the Marvel universe, right? Maybe sheer weight of numbers could do in less powerful heroes, but what could the Hand do to Thor? In the previews, I’ve seen Thor there. What do they have to stop him? Maybe if I read it, I’ll understand, but if they have this stuff, why couldn’t they use it before? Did they need Daredevil to be their leader in order to use their tactics for taking out Thor? I mean, Daredevil is an impressive hero for someone without many physical superhuman abilities, but how would his radar sense help him beat Thor. Or Iron Man. Or Captain America. Or… I think one of the reasons I can’t take it seriously is that I’ve always thought of Daredevil as a hero, and this seems weird to me, but the other reason is that he doesn’t seem like that big of a threat. Whatever…
Don’t get me wrong, I like Super Hero Squad, but I really can’t go for the comics. The show is something that I was able to enjoy, even while it was stupid and silly. I enjoy seeing chibi-esque versions of my favorite characters. Heck, I have Super Hero Squad versions of 2 different Deadpools, a Kl’rt, a Taskmaster, a Thanos and a Green Goblin sitting at my desk right now. As a comic, it’s not something I’d pay money for. I’ll watch the show online because it’s fun, but it isn’t a show I’d pay to see. I’d read the comics if they were free, but I’m not paying 3 dollars for a Super Hero Squad comic. The comic, I’m assuming, is like the show and so it won’t have Deadpool or Taskmaster (most likely) and Thanos and Kl’rt weren’t treated in a way I’d pay to see. So, my verdict is yes on the figures, but no on the comic.