War of Kings: Who Will Rule- Outside the horrible title, this one-shot from the ‘War of Kings’ series is exactly pretty solid. With the Inhuman/Kree war over, there’s the big problem of who should rule the 2 galactic empires whose people just hate each other. As expected, Medusa and Gladiator took over the jobs from the deceased Black Bolt and Vulcan. There are some character developments especially on the new leaders. Medusa is mentally unstable due to the death of her husband while Gladiator took job solely because it would mean civil war if he didn’t. There’s also a nice bit on the Ronan and Crystal marriage but still no Nova or Guardians of the Galaxy. The next big bad in the cosmos seems to be Magus and his Church of Universal Truth which is something I like. It’ll be interesting to see how the cosmic heroes deal with a religious threat after all the outright warfare.
Secret Six #13 – Catman was all for working for the slavers when a throwaway threat from the bad…worse guys changed his mind. Savage Scandal was fighting when outnumbered and remember a birthday surprise she got from her father. Bane has tears in his eyes just remembering the good old prison life. Super-villains are such strange people, and that’s why it’s so interesting to read about them.
Stormwatch #23- Fuji is back looking like a handsome dude with godlike powers. Really, does the Wildstorm world need another godlike being? Between Max Faraday, Tao, Majestic and a fully-powered Spartan, there sure a lot of gods like beings in the world. Do we need one more? Nope, I don’t think so either.