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    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Check Out The Comic Shoppe's Daryll B. and His Latest Comic Book Reviews






    Hiya AfroNerds and Facebook Followers. Yeah I think I went a little overboard with last week's show so I going to dial it back a bit with views from last weekend's comic haul...

    All New Ultimates #10 - The return of The Taskmaster highlights this issue as he returns on a mission that closely mirrors the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. Still feels like this book is rushing through the story plots...lending further credence to its (supposed) demise....

    Guardians 3000 #2 - What else is new? The classic team finds itself at the crossroads of a space/time incident where everything has possibly been changed. Bright spot is that Dan Abnett has been given the freedom to explore the various histories of the team. How do I know that? 2 words: The Stark. Longtime fans know the reference, newbies will have fun finding this one out for themselves....

    Miles Morales, The Ultimate Spider-Man #7 - A resolution of sorts to the Peter Parker Saga along with a final page cliffhanger that I know has long been in the thoughts of Miles' dedicated fans. Pressure is on Bendis next issue because he HAS to nail this convo. Abandonment is a sore spot with a lot of the fanbase. If this comes off as hokey or pandering, get ready for a little hate....

    Earth 2 World's End #6 - Spinning its wheels, the story doesn't advance too much here. Only question in my mind here is as characters and motivations are being fleshed out, is how long is the carrot of Superman going to be dangled out there? I loved the dynamic that the original Trinity is dead and the world's heroes must find their own way without guidance. Just feels like we are slipping here....

    Empire of the Dead Act Two #3 - Another book that feels like it is spinning in place, waiting for something explosive to happen. Wait something explosive did happen in the book and it still feels like nothing is being advanced. Supernatural creatures, secret clans, cloaked strike forces, questions of humanity, and I'm getting bored? C'mon Mr. Romero! I know you got the rollercoaster of fun ready here.....

    Justice League United #6 - LOVED this issue as The Infinitus Saga continues on. Not only do I get The Legion of SuperHeroes and the Hawkman resurrection here but I am also getting the shadow of a couple of old DC Classic Storylines here along with cute moments. Now Jeff Lemaire, just don't half-a$$ the back half of this story after building up my hopes here....

    Avengers/X-Men Axis #5 & Captain America &The Mighty Avengers #1 - For those who wondered about Spider-Man, well you get him back in Axis 5 as the inversion gets analyzed by the top cop Steve Rogers. Meanwhile, Cap & the Mighty Avengers runs concurrent to that issue. I think everyone gets the jist of the good/bad coinflip, however where did Apocalypse find another Ship so fast? I thought that was blown to smithereens. And didn't the inversion spell only just go into effect a day ago?

    All New Captain America #1 - This one suffers from being released during the Axis Event. When reading the two books prior, then coming to this one, I know a few fans had to be like "what the f***? When is this happening?" Too soon to get a proper gauge on the direction.  Too muddled in the other story to judge on its' own merits....

    Q2: Quantum and Woody #2 - Craziness pure and simple. Just how many Woodys are out there anyway? Christopher Priest and MD Bright certainly have my head spinning as the worst hero team ever are living up to its name. The book is living up to its past reputation when I am not even sure what side Quantum is on anymore....

    Excalibur Visionaries: Warren Ellis Vol 3: Weaving stories that darted in and out of Phalanx Covenant through Onslaught/Heroes Reborn, Warren Ellis takes us through a couple of tales that blur lines between mysticism and technology. You can actually see his ideas are restrained here but fans of Ellis saw some of these ideas reach fruition in books like Planetary and The Authority...

    Alpha Flight by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente Vol 1: Just my luck that I finally break down and buy this, only to find out later that P.V.L.'s complete run is going to be collected in a single trade towards the end of the month. Argh! Anyway, this series spins out directly from Fear Itself with the return of the original team facing a very changed Canada. Pak and Van Lente definitely brought their Hercules magic over as the book has drama, humor, and tinges of betrayal/horror. If you like the classic team, keep an eye out for the complete collection....

    Challengers of the Unknown by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale: I am not afraid to admit that I am a fan of Loeb and Sale's collaborations in the past from DC and Marvel. This book is considered their first and is relatively unknown compared to The Long Halloween or Daredevil Yellow. However, I would recommend this one to anyone who loved Marvels, Mystery Men, and Dynamite's Pulp Hero revival. What are the downsides to being a very public, beloved team of adventurers? You'll find out here....

    Serenity: Leaves on the Wind: This series is a direct follow up to the movie and answers a lot of questions. Where does the team go after taking some serious hits to their dynamic? What does the Government do now that the origin of the Reavers has been revealed? What about Zoe after losing Wash? Is River truly "sane"? A must read for Firefly Fans and other science fiction fans will love this just for that "space outlaw" feel....

    There you go. A serious helping of books. I feel better just reading them... Thanks for reading. Until Next Time, Keep Fantasizing!
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