Sorry for the delay, but I have been busy trying to figure out the Marvel Ultimate Universe. Just when you think they are very stupid because they are killing off Spider-Man, they go and do something that totally redeems themselves. This redemption is where we start our story this week.
This series has been interesting because it shows what could happen if one of the smartest people in the world decided to take matters into his own hands and remake the world in his image. Reed Richards turning into a super-villain has been great, plus seeing Sue Storm go nuts and try to pretty much become the most badass heroine ever has been awesome! This last chapter of the story picks up right where the last left off. The remaining Ultimate Universe has found a way to make it to the negative zone, and attack Richards and his army. During the fight Johnny Storm goes nuts and burns everything in sight, including Richards, who ends up looking more like Two-Face than Mr. Fantastic. Just when Richards’s army is about to turn the tide, Nova is able to transport, Spider-Man, Doc Oc, and Captain Marvel to earth with Richards’ doomsday device. With the device gone, Reed’s negative zone base falls into destruction. Sue wants to take Reed back to bring him to justice, but Reed stays, as the base is destroyed and the rest of the Ultimate’s escape. During the aftermath, Carol Danvers recruits Spider-Girl as an agent of SHEILD. Also, Ben Grimm tries to tell Sure Storm how he feels, but Sue stops him to tell Ben that she loves him and wants to marry him. They embrace, and it’s a happy ending for all, or is it as the negative zone is shown, and Richards has survived, hopefully leading to more great stories. I give this issue a 4.5 out of 5. It really leaves you wanting more of this new Marvel Ultimate Universe. Lets hope they keep going in the right direction, which includes not killing Spider-Man. Hint hint, nudge, nudge.
This comic is perplexing. On one hand, part of this story kicks ass, but on the other hand, part is just kind of boring. Lets start with the good. Batman and Supergirl are back at the remnants of New Krypton, with Batman helping Supergirl get rid of whatever is left over there. They are interrupted by Green Lantern Boodikka, who is wondering why the pair are there. Out of nowhere Doomsday shows up and attacks Boodikka. During the fight Batman gets Starman to transport them out of the area, back to Watchtower. Just when they think they’re safe, Doomsday shows back up, chasing Boodikka once more. Batman wonders why, then out of Boodikka’s body comes Cyborg Superman, who claims to be the reason for the Doomsday assault. The other side of the issue is the rest of the Justice League taking care of the oldest Green Lantern. Eclipso and his group attack, and just as Jessie Quick is about to escape with our elderly lantern, Eclipso overtakes everyone except Jade. It’s a bit confusing. With these two very different stories, I have to give it a 2 out of 5 because it was really only half good.
My return to this title has been pretty interesting. It starts with Snake-Eyes being somewhat controlled by Cobra, and Storm Shadow trying to find him to get him back under his control. As he is tracking Snake-Eyes, the rest of the Joes are at a base in the desert, where they are holding the Baroness. The team believes that she is trying to escape, which turns out to be the case as a battle in the desert takes place between almost all the Joes and just about every major Cobra character, minus Cobra Commander. It’s a pretty cool battle, in which the Baroness escapes, but the best part of this issue is the ninja fight between Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes. Having them on the same side has gotten a little boring, so for one special issue, they get to spice things up. As the fight is coming to an end, Storm Shadow does some secret ninja move that give Snake-Eyes clarity, thus bring him back to his rightful self. Oh, and watch on of the last panels, because Snake-Eyes catches his sword out of nowhere, which seems pretty badass. I give this a 3.5 out of 5 because while it’s good it feels like there may some great things to come. I’m saving the big numbers for that.
This comic grabbed my attention right from the beginning because I was wondering how the Marvel creative team was going to bring Daredevil back after the events of Shadowland. (for those of you that don’t know, Shadowland pretty much saw Daredevil become judge, jury and executioner of every criminal in New York. It’s a “Must Read” if you haven’t yet…) During his travel for redemption, Daredevil finds gunrunners, and fights them. He is able to defeat most of them, but decides to take the truck full of guns, and drives off (Isn’t he BLIND?). He is able to drive the car once he breaks the windshield, so he can use is sonar (WHEW -THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE!). He drives the guns off a cliff, then faces the boss who shows up at the cliff to get his guns. The boss is able to draw the greatest fear out of his opponent, and with that is able to defeat Daredevil, who has much fear after Shadowland. The boss shots him in the head, and Daredevil falls down the cliff. This is where the story ends. Seems like a pretty open and shut ending to Daredevil, but there is one more issue here, so I guess something more is coming, maybe a grazing head shot. I give this a 1.5 out of 5 because it doesn’t do enough to make me believe that this is a journey for redemption. At all.
With the revelation from last issue that Blue Beetle lives because of his armor, the generation lost crew is ready to fight back against Max Lord. Beetle was able to hack into Lord’s system to learn what his plan is, and so far the League has been playing right into his hands. Batman shows up as Beetle is explaining the plan, and we learn that he and Power Girl remember Max Lord. Beetle reveals that Wonder Woman is Lords target, for reasons not yet revealed. The crew makes it to Wonder Woman, who most people don’t know, and I still don’t know why. Batman remembers her, and tries to explain that she is in danger. Just as this is happening, Lord is hooked up to some machine that is letting him turn people into OMAC robots, who he sends to kill Wonder Woman. That is where the issue ends, with the OMAC’s starting their attack. This issue get a 2 out of 5 because I don’t understand why people are turning into OMAC’s, or why Wonder Woman is not remember by almost anyone, or why the white ring was able to give Batman back his memories. Its all confusing, and I hope the next issue gives me some answers. Some questions are good, too many makes me angry, and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. PSYCHOSLASH SMASH.
I’ll end it there because, well why not? You think I should go on? What am I a clown? What am I here to amuse you? What am I a DANCING MONKEY? Well now I’m angry again. RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
(Smoke pellet and I try to break through the wall like the Hulk, but get hurt in the process)