My moment of the week was the Bullseye vs Elektra fight in Dark Reign: Elektra. Great action, great art, great dialogue, great everything.. The anti-moment of the week goes to either the New Avengers just sitting around watching TV and watching Logan leave for the whole mess in Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men Utopia or another New Avengers related moment in their own book where they defeat Dormammu and show off the new Sorceror Supreme by, uh, beating the ultimate magical entity over the head with a wooden stick.
Feel free to let me know what your moment or anti-moment of the week was in the comments below and enjoy the moments!
I noticed some speculation on the mystery man in the tube from the last issue of Amazing Spider-Man, but the only thought I had was Ben Reilly. The "G Stacy" nameplate can't be just there for fun, so I assume this is the male Stacy from the Sins Past storyline being used as a test subject for the new goblin/super solider serum.
Odd that she goes from the former Menace transformation to this one, even with any kind of help Norman Osborn may have given her. I've seen shots of her with green skin as well, so I assume this is an error and she should be green here.
Astonishing X-Men #30
Oh snap, Forge.
Sad meta commentary on the state of the current X-Men (the conversation took place after Beast had Agent Brand send a death star laser through a Ghost Box to destroy the alternate dimension's populace).
Avengers: The Initiative #25
What the hell did Gravity ever do to Norman Osborn to deserve THIS??? By far, the most evil thing Norman has ever done and I'm speaking of a person that throws blondes off bridges.
Dark Avengers #6
My favourite part of the issue. Just felt spot on for how Norman's been portrayed of late.
Dark Avengers - Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1
"Hey Wolverine, we know there's all this crap happening out west and that Norman, the guy we all hate and has made our life miserable, is out there messing stuff up, but if you want to take off, we won't mind. What? Help you? No, no, this is a mutant crossover. There's no way we could possibly get involved or help you out despite all the things you've done for us and all the times you've been there with us or even with how much we all want to get payback against those fake Avengers. Have fun. Dont' forget the souvenirs."
I must have missed the X-Men Legacy spoilers from the last issue, so can anyone fill me in on why there are two Xaviers and why the "good" one looks like he was shot and left in a corner?
Dark Reign: Elektra #4
While doing these moments, I realized I forgot to review Dark Reign: Elektra. It was the best issue of the miniseries so far. The Bullseye/Elektra fight was full of excellent dialogue and some great moments like this one where Elektra takes the still warm bullet casing and cauterizes a wound to deny Bullseye the pleasure of seeing her bleed.
Great ending that sees Elektra finally get payback against Bullseye after all these years. However, does Bullseye have a healing factor or what? He's been getting stabbed and gutted and otherwise taken apart in just about every outing these days...
Dark Wolverine #75
Daken has said more on this one page than all of his tenure in Dark Avengers. Bullseye's response to this was to promptly throw that arrow through Daken's shoulder.
Aside from messing with Venom's head, Daken isn't actually joking. He's not above sleeping with men to get what he wants and did so with one of the male staffers earlier in the issue. Stupid, sexy Wolverine.
Detective Comics #854
Wanted to show off at least one page of JH Williams's art from this week's Detective Comics and went with this beauty.
Gotham City Sirens #1
About the only thing I found interesting in this issue was this ending scene where Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn attempt to extort the information about Batman's identity from Catwoman. However, it's still kind of odd since, well, they all know he's dead and it won't really do them much good anymore to know who he was.
Green Lantern #42
Hal Jordan's version of his own corps of constructs.
Mmmm, I need a hamburger. I WANTS a hamburger. But, in all honesty, who doesn't want a hamburger? If I had an orange ring, I'd have hamburgers every day.
The Guardians had to have known Larfleeze would immediately go to the Blue Lantern homeworld if they told him where it was. Blue seemed fairly strong against orange when Hal used it, but he also had his green ring. Not sure how much offense the blue's have when there's no Green Lantern around to pump up.
So, is that a pair of hands coming out of the ground or is it some kind of construct? The perspective is weird, so I can't really tell how large the hands are. Could go either way, but I think they're hands from someone coming out of the ground.
Guardians of the Galaxy #15
The Adventures of Lockjaw and Cosmo - fund it Marvel!
Looking kind of Magus there Adam Warlock. The tearing people in half thing is kind of evil, too. Might want to get the purple skin checked out after this is all said and done.
Immortal Iron Fist #27
Misty said yes, for those wondering. She's also pregnant with Danny's kid. Not sure if that was just revealed here or in previous issues.
New Avengers #54
Magic works by hitting things with sticks. At least, that's the only magic from this issue of New Avengers.
Surprised Loki is being so open about betraying Norman Osborn, even with the Hood basically out of the picture with no more Dormammu powers. Also, I'm shocked, shocked, that the Hood failed, again, to defeat the Avengers. I think he's 0-32 in the past year or so worth of stories. Loki should just leave him there to rot. Any idiot off the street has a better chance than the Hood with his track record.
That's a whole mess of dead Nova Centurions.
Secret Warriors #5
Nick Fury's first rule applies to just about any situation possible.
His second one sucks if you happen to be the guy getting shot in the back.
Sif is finally saved by Thor. Shame they couldn't be bothered with updating her costume. She looks like something out of the 70's or 80's, especially compared to Thor's new threads.
It's revealed that the formerly dead blonde Black Widow is working with Nick Fury to infiltrate the Thunderbolts. One thing I noticed in this exchange is that Nick almost calls her by her real name and it looks like it was going to be 'Tasha, as in Natasha aka the original, red headed Black Widow. Could be wrong, but seems plausible enough to me.
Just an awesome splashpage. Clayton Crain should be the only one allowed to draw Apocalypse anymore.