Super Mega Monkey Ultra Extreme III Alright!!!!
The first rule of holes is when you're in one, stop digging. When you're in three, bring a lot of shovels.
Daredevil #11 - So that's the end of the Omega Effect crossover? Did anyone notice that the Omegadrive plotline wasn't actually resolved? That was kind of disappointing. I think there's also a fine line between amusing and annoying for Spider-Man, and by this issue we were beginning to cross it. Still enjoying Waid's Daredevil run, but i think it's time to wrap up this storyline.
Uncanny X-Men #11 - I've liked what i've read of Gillen, but i initially passed on his X-Men because i didn't want to get dragged into the next X-Event. The jokes on me, though, because the next X-Event was Avengers vs X-Men, so i got dragged in from the Avengers side anyway. Then i saw this issue's cover featured in a House Ad, and i'm a sucker for a Hulk vs. Juggernaut fight, so this was no-brainer, even if the Hulk is really General Ross and the Juggernaut is really Colossus. So i had high hopes going into this. But i should have factored in the fact that all of these tie-in books are designed to do nothing, so we just got a bunch of random narration about people's feelings. This is why everyone hates crossovers nowadays. What there was of the Rulk/Colossonaut fight was pretty disappointing. It's partially that was just 6 pages, and that those 6 pages had less content than (grumpy old man mode ahead) you'd get in two pages of, say, the Rogue/Nimrod fight from Uncanny X-Men #194 back in 1985. It's also that instead of just being a Hulk/Juggernaut fight, Colossus had to turn into some big dumb demon thing. Which no one buying this book on the basis of the cover or out of interest in the crossover wants to see. So i know it's probably not a fair judgement of Gillen's run on this title, but i don't think i'll be sticking around.
New Avengers #25 - I'm not sure about the implications of this issue, but i know that i'm glad we went to Veggie Heaven this weekend, because this story put me in the mood for House Special Dragon & Phoenix in brown sauce.
Captain America #10 - I feel like it's been a long while since i last read this book, but i see i reviewed the previous issue on March 18th. Maybe it's just that every other book has been double-shipping lately. Anyway, Brubaker, Davis, Kirby Madbomb, Machinesmith, etc., so i'm happy. This is kind of a random comment, but this plotline, and previous "Cap de-powered" storylines, kind of ruin my idea that Captain America isn't really a super-steroid user. I was thinking that we could say that the super-serum gave him a one-time boost to "peak" human, but since then it's all been Cap exercising, training, eating right, etc, to maintain his form. But if his strength can just be turned off like a switch by nano-technology, then he really does have super-powers. Oh well, not a problem with this issue; just a random general observation.
By fnord12 | April 29, 2012, 9:41 PM | Comics
DD: i feel like i read the same thing in three different books at this point. each one barely moved the plot along and it's still not actually resolved.
UXM: i don't care for Thunderbolt Ross Hulk. i want the real Hulk.
i don't care for Colossus Juggernaut. i prefer both of those things to be separate characters.
so, really, there was nothing in this book for me.
oh, and so much for our hope for a plot twist with Hope not actually being the vessel for the Phoenix.
CA: all i can say is nothing weird happened in the art this time.