Friday, July 29, 2016

Comics this week

Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 2 #2- Writer Mark Millar really want to hit the ground in this follow up series. Just like in #1, #2 jumped right in with the action as Chloe’s team battle Japanese psychic Raikou to break supervillain, Repro, out of prison. Artist Frank Quitely outdid himself in the opening scene as the battle was very well-done. The only problem I have with this issue is that you really need to read Jupiter’s Circle to really understand it fully. Outside that, this is a wonderful issue.

Ms. Marvel #9- It’s quite clear by now writer G. Willow Wilson intend to make her own story in the mess that’s Civil War 2. Now that’s a good thing, but at the same time I have to question just how much she can do when the main plot of the event is so all over the place. The simple fact is that Kamala has no reason to be as loyal to Captain Marvel as she is shown in this arc. Yes, she’s a fan but she barely knows Captain Marvel whereas she knows guys like Bruno and Josh all her life. It just doesn’t make much sense she would have such a hard time with this. I can understand Marvel is trying to have the character straddling the two sides before picking one much like Spiderman in the original Civil War but seriously, as things are now it shouldn’t be a hard decision.

Spider-Gwen #10- I’m sorry but what the hell is going on in this issue? The issue by writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez jumped all over the place with emphasis on action that made no sense. There was one sequence where Gwen’s father was in his house, then on the roof opposite his house confronting Frank Castle, and then immediately back in front of his house comforting Gwen. Did Captain Stacy suddenly gain superpowers or something? Ridiculous! 

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