We’ve known for quite some time that Miles Morales would be spinning his webs in the Prime Marvel Universe after the events of Secret Wars and the destruction of the Ultimate Universe. In fact, Miles has been swinging around his new universe for a while now, having made appearances in other books, namely All-New All-Different Avengers for the past 3 months.
Which brings us to today’s release of Spider-Man #1. Marvel has been staggering their new releases post Secret Wars for many reasons. One, though they will downplay it as much as possible, the lengthy delays of Secret Wars itself. Two, they wanted to spread their new number ones out so that they weren’t clobbering each other ala DC’s New 52 (and it looks like their upcoming
Reboot Rebirth project.) But third, and maybe most inportantly for this book, they wanted to get the band back together. What I mean by that is Spider-Man #1 sees the reunion of Miles creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.
As for the issue itself, I found it a bit uneven. If you are a fan of Miles you will likely be happy with it, but several aspects of it came off a bit strange to me. I’ll dive into them more after the cut as things will get a bit spoilery.
Continue reading At Long Last, Miles Morales Makes His Prime Marvel “Debut” Today In Spider-Man #1
With many of their company wide events, Marvel likes to publish a “Guide” book to help those that may be lost about what circumstances lead to the current crossover and who the main players are.
Even being the completist that I am, I almost never read these. The problem for me is the format. They are just page after page of very small text with the occasional recycled image added where appropriate.
But since I’m attempting to read all of Secret Wars, will I manage to read this as well? Answer: no. So the question becomes, should you? Find out after the cut. (Spoilers: no, no you shouldn’t.)
Continue reading Save Your $5 And Avoid The Guide To The Marvel Multiverse
Marvel Comics released the first issue of the new Secret Wars this past week. The issue in question ended with the destruction of both the main Marvel and Ultimate universes aside from a handful of survivors on both sides.
How likely is it that this new status quo will remain? What do you think?
Continue reading They Killed Everybody
Given all the goings on this week with a certain web-head and something about his next movie appearances, it seemed fitting to concentrate my mini reviews on all things Spider-Man and of course, Spider-Verse. So without further ado, let’s talk about…X-Men! Continue reading This Is The End. This Is The End Of Spider-Verse.
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.
Continue reading Ant-Man, Reed Richards And Brainiac Walk Into A Bar…Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One…
I was very disappointed that Marvel never had the balls to let Galactus eat the Ultimate Universe last year in Cataclysm. Seriously, how epic would that have been? Instead they kept the 1610 universe around for another year with three crappy short lived titles. (Ok, two, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man is still good.) Jenny fav Brian Michael Bendis is again teasing the end of the Ultimate Universe to go hand in hand with this years Secret Wars event. Since Cataclysm it seems like Miles is spending more time interacting with the 616 universe in Spider-Verse and All-New X-Men and we know he has a big role in Secret Wars, so hurry up Marvel and make him a permanent resident.