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review 2017-03-23 00:46
Loving this again!
Uncanny Avengers (2015-) #21 - Gerry Duggan,Kevin Libranda,Adam Kubert

So the thing is that I keep going 'eh' about this series, then loving it again.   I'm not sure why; I love Duggan's writing in general.   Not only that, this happened in Deadpool, but I understand why.  Deadpool, as a character, can be overwhelming, not only to the audience, but, I suspect, to the writers as well.   It explains why Way's run felt like it was treading water, and why Duggan's run could have been that - if he hadn't found the balance of the outrageousness, the social commentary allowed by breaking the fourth wall constantly, and the emotional aspect of Deadpool's new family. 

 

So I ended up loving this series, a Deadpool-centric Avengers, but.... it felt like it was losing it's way again.   And then it wasn't.  Now it isn't.  

 

It's got a strong emotionally resonant storyline with the Red Skull, and him fighting the X-Men and mutants once again.  But especially the X-Men who were trained by Xavier.   Even Deadpool is trying to save Rogue from killing the Red Skull. 

 

But that ending was so... logical.   Of course Rogue would do that instead.   After all, if Xavier's power is living in his brain, perhaps she think Xavier lives there still?   And even if not, simply having the Skull using Xavier's power itself was an insult to the man, a misuse of his power he would never have allowed if he were capable of fighting back at all. 

 

Even if they can't literally save Xavier, they can save his power from the dreadful corruption it's been put through, and well, Xavier was a father to many of the unwanted and cast out mutant children whom he sheltered, taught, and, yes, even loved as if they were his own children.   He is beloved - and of course the X-Men would never let this stand. 

 

The question is will anyone find them - and if they do, will they help, hinder, or even consider what Rogue is doing immoral or illegal.   Also, there's a question in my mind of if Cap will show up given that recent fuckery which makes me rage all over the place, because why, Marvel?

 

Still, I'm so super excited about this series again right now.

 

 

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review 2017-03-19 01:58
Not as good as Origin II
Wolverine: Origin #1 (of 6) - Paul Jenkins,Andy Kubert,Joe Quesada,Richard Isanove

I read this a while ago and reread this just to see if I still found it less compelling than Origin II.  I do.   It's not bad, not by any means, but without any human interaction at all?   Origin II still made me feel more. 

 

This issue felt like it was throwing so many things at me, still managed to feel slower paced than Origin II #1, and I simply wasn't as interested in some of the characters.   Also, the fact that Wolverine likes Jean because of Rose will always make that thing he had creepy on a level that will haunt me forever. 

 

So, yeah, I liked it more than a three star read, but not as much as many comics that I read, so I figure I'd settle on a four star rating.   This is the history of Wolverine, from when he was a child to, well, long before the X-Men are even formed.   It's the story of his father, his grandfather, the companion - a girl named Rose - that they hire for him because he's too sickly to often leave the house or have other company his age.   His father is marvelous to him, his mother is absent, and his grandfather manages to be one of the nastier characters I've run across the Marvel universe without being full out, take over the world evil. 

 

All in all, it's a compelling coming-of-age story, and I remember it getting more compelling as the run went on.   It just never was a favorite, and I'm guessing that since memory served me well enough for issue one, it'll serve me well enough for issue two.

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review 2017-03-17 23:50
More 90s than the 90s!
X-Men '92 (2016) #1 - Chris Sims,Chad Bowers,Alti Firmansyah,David Nakayama

I don't remember the 90s being this 90s, even in the Marvel-verse.   That being said, I felt like some, maybe a lot, of that was tongue-in-cheek: they were really overplaying the X-Men are popular with everyone in that universe, with villains like Omega Red, with the art style and colors that just scream 90s.   

 

And I loved every minute.   Not exactly what the 90s X-Men were: neither in the comics, nor the cartoons.   But it was also a lot of fun, and felt enough like that period that the exclamation of X-Men '92 seems well deserved.  

 

Fun, with a nostalgic feel, but not a retread of anything else?   Um, yes, please, sign me up!

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review 2017-03-17 23:46
Beautiful set up!
Wolverine/Punisher (2004) #1 (of 5) - Peter Milligan,Lee Weeks,Mike Deodato,Hermes Tadeo

This is all set up: The Punisher is tracking criminals, and will eventually get suckered into going up against Wolverine.   How?   They have him tracking down someone Wolverine is sent to track down as well.

 

Gorgeous.   Even though a lot of this is setting up Castle tracking down these criminals, it shows his will, his dedication to his methods, his patience, and his cunning.   It shows just how far he'll go to get to one man. 

 

And I'm hoping it will be explained that Wolverine is just as deadly, but to be honest, this was mostly Punisher-centric.   It was all about Castle slowly taking out cells in one man's empire, how that man escaped, where he went to, and how someone in that encampment set up Wolverine and Punisher going at each other.   

 

The settlement, Erwhone, is full of escaped criminals, and they all want to kill the Punisher for driving them into hiding away from society.   They've living in the jungle, and not quite in the style they're used to. 

 

So when Harvey Long is driven towards Erwhone, with the Punisher on his tail, everyone is excited.   Except how to keep The Punisher alive, how to drive him further to Erwhone, how to make sure he doesn't just kill Long and leave?   Make sure that those who want Long alive to testify against his former employees hire someone to make sure he stays alive.   Someone like Wolverine. 

 

Well, things are about to get interesting.  I'm going to track down and read the rest of this at some point!

 

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review 2017-03-17 23:20
Not bad, just not groundbreaking
Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine #1 (of 4) - Jonathan Maberry,Laurence Campbell

All in all, I liked the slow buildup, I liked the way the characters realistically try to figure out what's going on, I like the way that Wolverine decides where the line is and when he's going to step over that line. 

 

My main problem is that zombies as an infestation have been done and this doesn't add anything that feels new to this.   Within other Marvel Zombies, the exploration of Deadpool as Headpool felt new - I wasn't sure he could sustain himself as a head, at least - and the relationship between a zombified Wanda and Vision was deliciously creepy in a way that I've yet to see in any other comic with them.   In other words, even if the zombie threat wasn't new, something new was done with this world when combined with zombies. 

 

Wolverine's thoughts about how innocent Piotr is and how he should be spared from this didn't feel new, groundbreaking. or something that Wolverine wouldn't think about Piotr or a handful of other characters in the Marvel universe.   And somehow, him and Piotr are explored here, as best friends, which wasn't only done before, it was confusing.   (The Elf is just as much of a best friend to Logan; if you were going to choose between the other waves of X-Men, in fact, I'd choose Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler as Logan's best friend.   Not that Wolves and Colossus didn't get along, but I was always under the impression that Logan was closer to Nightcrawler.)

 

So all in all, as much as I enjoyed this, I couldn't give it a full five stars, not without something new being said about the characters added to the lack of originality as far as zombies go.    Another freebie, although I'm not sure if this was via Comixology or via the Marvel codes.

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