Way back in the middle of July I reviewed Civil War #1. Six months and 4 issues later I’ll finally look at Civil War #2-5 after the break. The series was a bit of a mixed bag starting off but unlike many of the Secret Wars series, really finished strong. It is currently ranked 12th in our nearly completed Secret Wars Power Rankings.
Well, it took a lot longer and was a much more enjoyable journey than DC’s Convergence, but I think I’m officially burnt out on Secret Wars. I’m still looking forward to reading the last two issues, but with the new regular Marvel universe soldiering on almost as if nothing happened, and those two issues being months late, they are almost an afterthought at this point.
But, like the final days of Convergence I still have a lot of books to cover off in my attempt to read everything. Well, moreso, to blog about everything, the reading part is done. To keep myself interested now I have to make a game of it. I see how many times I can bounce Secret Wars and then try to break that record. No wait, that is a different game.
Click through as I cover, for no reason whatsoever, the fourth issue of the following books: Planet Hulk, Armor Wars, Inferno, Spider-Verse, A-Force, X-Tinction Agenda and Ultimate End.
Be sure to check out our latest Secret Wars Power Rankings, which also features links to the other parts of my read through.
Cosplayer Hooked On Phoenix has perfectly captured Jennifer Walter’s devious smirk. Never mind the fact that this fitness model gone cosplayer is probably one of the better She-Hulk’s we’ve seen in a while. Check out more of her fierce photos after the break:
So, not unexpectedly I’m way behind in going through all of Secret Wars. But give me a break, there are over 200 issues and counting to this event. At least the Secret Wars main series being so extremely late and now extended an issue gives me until at least December, if not 2016, to finish up “on time”.
After the cut I’ll take a spoiler filled look at the latest issue of the main series: Secret Wars #6. As well, I’ll finish off my review of the series Old Man Logan. I previously looked at Parts 1 and 2 and in this post I’ll examine Old Man Logan #3, Old Man Logan #4 and Old Man Logan #5. I’ll save spoilers until after the cut, but let’s just say, we have another disappointing ending to add to the pile.
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7.
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
It’s catch up time.
I’ve gotten into the habit of grouping what issues I review in themes or complete series. But sometimes you just have to get stuff off your plate.
After the break I will take a spoiler filled look at X-Tinction Agenda #2, X-Tinction Agenda #3, Squadron Sinister #2, Squadron Sinister #3, Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #1 and Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #2. Those last two actually constitute a complete series. One of the most polarizing series of the Secret Wars event.
Secret Wars Power Rankings
Tom’s Road To Secret Wars: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7
Other parts of this series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Back in April, Abby DarkStar was asked by Alalgam Studios to be a part of a video project they were working on. It would involve her being a character that she never imagined she would portray: She-Hulk. The shoot would be based on the Kotobukiya statue that was due out soon and because Abby loves their stuff and she loves Andrew’s work she decided to say yes and go for it. And we’re glad she did – what a stunning cosplay!
I picked up my first comic books in 1990. There was an Amazing Spider-Man drawn by future Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen; an issue of Detective Comics written by one of my favorite comics writers, John Ostrander; and an issue of Avengers written by Larry Hama and drawn by Paul Ryan. The story in question there would introduce such classic Avengers foes as the Tetrarchs of Entropy and a hallucinating Russian cosmonaut called Surge, but only on the cover of the next issue.
Never heard of them? Never mind that. We also got Rage. He stuck around for a while.
Much like the publishing of Secret Wars itself, my read through has fallen behind schedule. Nothing of the epic Convergence proportions (yet)…but I still have a lot of catching up to do over the next few weeks.
After the cut I share my thoughts on Secret Wars #5, Loki: Agent of Asgard #15, A-Force #2, A-Force #3, Secret Wars 2099 #3 and Secret Wars 2099 #4.
Actually, more what they do over at MorphSuits, but we like to spread the love.
After the break, see how you farvorite female Marvel heroes fare.
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