Because Secret Wars clearly didn’t have enough tie-ins, Marvel went and added some one shots.
Ant-Man: Last Days, was basically the last issue of the 616 Ant-Man series and I’m not sure besides the almighty dollar why it was a #1 and not just the next numbered issue.
Secret Wars Secret Love, was basically a sister of the other two anthology books Secret Wars Battleworld and Secret Wars Journal. Besides the love theme, there’s no reason the stories couldn’t have been incorporated into one of those books.
After the cut I’ll look at the remaining one shots: Howard The Human #1, Hank Johnson Agent Of Hydra #1, Secret Wars Agents Of Atlas #1 and…Secret Wars Too???
G.I. Joe was the sort of 80s animated series that didn’t necessarily excel in answering questions, but here’s one that maybe should have been answered: where exactly did Cobra find all its soldiers? Knowing may have been half the battle, but maybe you could cut the battle by another half if you could dry up Cobra’s recruitment. Instead, there’s a ton of generally faceless guys who seem to line up in order for the Joes, a military unit with the loosest uniform standards in the entire American Defense Department (thanks for that joke, Robot Chicken), to punch out by the dozen. Its a good thing the Joes couldn’t shoot any straighter than Cobra could, because that would have been rather messy.
Seriously, where do groups like Cobra find recruits? Who lines up to join them? I suppose the same question could be applied to modern world terrorist organizations, but unlike them, Cobra had a whole island that everyone knew about. I am sure a more pro-active group like Seal Team 6 would have stormed that place and taken out the top leadership in about a minute and a half (again, thanks for the joke, Robot Chicken). Cobra had cheap equipment, and most missions had the Joes rounding up the foot soldiers by the hundreds to, I dunno, go to prison somewhere. And its not as if Cobra is alone here.
Marvel confirmed a few more zones on Battleworld this week. Some have been rumored for a while and already have tie-in books announced (like Planet Hulk above), while there were also a few surprises. What any of this all really means, we’re not really sure yet. Let’s have a look at the updates…
Greenland – PLANET HULK
Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes… and the Incredible Hulk!
Continuing my seldom read (hey Johnathon!) run down of three new comics I’ve read this week. I keep the variety rolling with Multiversity and…hmm….two Spider titles. I really need to branch out my interests.
Marvel Films recently cut a deal with Sony to get some of the rights back for their flagship character and allow Spider-Man to appear in their movies alongside the Avengers. There’s been plenty of speculation all over the dang place as to what this means aside from the idea that the most obvious place to insert Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Now, Ryan has added his own speculation on what this means going forward for the MCU. I don’t follow a lot of spoiler stuff online outside of Gabbing Geek, but I have some thoughts of my own.
This weeks collection of new comics is a little light (on Jimmy interested things anyway) but I managed to pull together some (mostly spoiler free) thoughts on three of them. One that I haven’t read yet but am looking forward to is Superman – Earth One, Vol. 3. The Earth One line from DC are very oversized graphic novels that take a kind of Marvel Ultimate Universe spin on DCs top dogs. I haven’t read the Teen Titans volume (sorry Watson), but I would recommend picking up the first two Superman volumes and Batman Vol. 1.