If you’ve spent any amount of time reading articles at Gabbing Geek then you probably know I may have an unhealthy obsession with Spider-Man. So it only seems fitting that for my (at long last!) final Secret Wars post, it would be Spidey related.
After the break a continuation of the Spider-Island story line with the usual twist on the ending, “what if Spider-Man hadn’t saved the day?”
I haven’t read Rick Remender’s Captain America run, so I felt a little lost to begin this series. I knew that Ian Rogers was the son of Arnim Zola who was raised by Cap while he was stuck in Dimension Z for over a decade (while little time passed in the “real world”). Beyond that, the issues summary page tells me that Ian aka Nomad was now the partner of new Cap Sam Wilson and was believed dead when he was trapped in Baron Zemo’s exploding base.
But did Ian take something called the Infinite Elevator all the way to Battleworld? Find out after the cut as I look at Hail Hydra #1-4.
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.
With Secret Wars so delayed I thought I might actually get my write ups done before the event finished. Well, I’ve got approximately 9 days to cover 39 issues. Not impossible, but going to be tough. After the break I’ll have a look at Guardians of Knowhere #1-4. The Bendis/Deodato joint that essentially took the Guradians of the Galaxy shipping slot with the end of the universe.
The end is near for Secret Wars (well, there is still a month to go), but not for my write ups. Sigh. So much to do. Anyway, last week finally saw the release of Secret Wars #7 Part Two aka Secret Wars #8. I believe that only leaves the following for this long, long event:
Ultimate End #5 – December 16th Secret Wars #9 – January 13th, 2016
After the break I’ll take a look at that penultimate Secret Wars issue as well as play some catch-up with the following books: Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #3, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3, Red Skull #2, Silver Surfer #15 and X-Men ’92 (Infinite) #6
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.
Na na na na na na na na – PUMPKINS! All week we’ve been featuring awesomely geeky pumpkin designs just for your viewing pleasure like, Harry Potter, Marvel, & Star Wars. Today’s carvings are from the dark and sinuous Gotham City, plus a couple of other heroes we love. See everything from the Flash, to Superman, to (of course) the Dark Knight.
LUMOUS MAXIMA! Accio carving knife, because it’s time for your daily dose of pumpkin geekery! We’ve been featuring brilliantly carved pumpkins all week and today’s theme is the wonderful world of Harry Potter. See everything from Snape, to Dumbledore and even a little Buckbeak! Like what you’re seeing? Then check out our Marvel or Star Wars posts, we posted earlier this week.
There are pumpkins, and then THERE ARE PUMPKINS! With Halloween right around the corner (spoiler alert, it’s Saturday), we thought it would be fun to feature different geek inspired pumpkin art for you throughout the week. Yesterday we featured Star Wars, and today we have Marvel inspired pumpkins for your viewing pleasure. See everything from Captain America to our favorite Fall Tree: GROOT. Which is your favorite? Have one of your own, let us know – we’d love to feature it!