BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2
I vote Rocket Raccoon to replace Bucky as the new Captain America.
I loved the designs for the cardinals from the Church of Universal Truth. Nice blend of traditional Catholic and cosmic space entity look. However, it's hard to judge how powerful or even what their powers are or what kind of threat they'll be to any of the Guardians. If they're all Warlock level, the team is royally screwed. If they arent' Warlock level, they should get the floor mopped with them in seconds. We'll have to wait and see what happens next month.
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #118
SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR #2
ULTIMATE X-MEN #95
There's really no excuse for this, Cyclops. I see why Jean doesn't want to marry you in the Ultimate Universe.
There's some running jokes on message and image boards about Cyclops using his eye blasts to fly and calling him Flyclops. I can only imagine the new UXM writer reads those boards and has just made this meme into canon. Cyclops is hopped up on Banshee. That's why he can fly in this image.
I think the Presidents of the United States' Dune Buggy song is very appropriate for this moment and can only imagine it playing during this scene if this was every made into a movie. Millar could have chosen any vehicle for their cross country tour. It's a really nice touch that he settled on the Spider-Mobile.
I love these imaginary maps. Whether it's in anime, like Code Geass, or comics, like this issue or in Age of Apocalypse, I think something as simple as an imaginary map of the altered future world adds so much to a story from the obsessive fan standpoint. It just makes such great discussion fodder and conjures images of how these new territories came to be or what adventures the heroes will end up in.
"The hair still creeps me out, though."
X-Factor was great this week. Scenes like this one or the team sitting around listening to, "Had a Bad Day" (I don't know if that's the actual song name), or the "return" of Layla all reminded me of the older X-Factor issues. Definitely an improvement on all the post-Messiah Complex issues to date.