Age of Heroes #4
Friday, August 20, 2010
Moments of the Week are live and we've got some great moments to go through this week. There's Cloud 9 reverting to her carefree self again, riot at the Raft in Thunderbolts, Dr Doom's advice on how to make an appearance and so much more.
Age of Heroes #4
Cloud 9 ditches the grimdark sniper killer motif in favour of just being the fun character she started out as. Not sure how she got so far off the tracks since her first appearance, but this is definitely a step in the right direction for the character. And, uh, shouldn't Steve Rogers have sent out a memo or something to tell people they aren't under the registration act anymore? Cloud 9 shouldn't have to be told face to face after the fact that she doesn't have to work for a now non-existent goverment agency...
Amazing Spider-Man #640
OMIT let us know that Spidey still revealed his identity to the world in Civil War. This left the question of how no one knew who he was again in Brand New Day. Based on the ending of this issue, Spidey contacts Dr Strange, who then meets up with the rest of the Illuminati (well, Reed and Tony anyways) to discuss how they can help him. As the issue ends, I'm under the impression Tony and Reed handle the science/real world stuff (public records, video, etc) while Dr Strange will do the global mind wipe on everyone. Should just take a lesson from the Flash and ask the Spectre to do it.
Avengers Academy #3
Looks like Speedball isn't quite over his Penance trauma yet. Moonstone comments on his powers having the blue glow of Penance (Speedball's were always orange energy projections) later as well. Seems he still needs pain to activate his powers, but doesn't want the gimp costume.
Hazmat is my new favourite character. Reference provided if you didn't quite get what she meant by the anime pillow comment.
Hazmat also leads some teammembers on a sidetrip visit to Norman Osborn during their Raft adventure with the intent to kill him. As Ozzy's getting a miniseries later, he obviously won't die or be freed, so I'm interested in finding out how this plays out.
Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet #1
Green Arrow could probably help with the physics behind a hammer arrow.
Silly plebians, doors are for peasants.
Deadpool's all kinds of badass AND funny here.
Green Lantern Corps #51
Kyle used the last bit of his energy to send an SOS to an unknown person. Turned out to be Lantern Hannu, the super powered rock guy that rarely, if ever, uses his ring. Good choice for taking on people that drain your ring's energy. Shame they spoiled his arrival on the cover, but was still pretty awesome in action.
New Avengers #3
Spidey x Thing banter makes Thing's choice as a member make much more sense.
The big bad causing all the magic mayhem in this arc is none other than Dr Strange's master/teacher, the Ancient One.
Secret Avengers #4
Worldmind takes back the Nova Force from the possessed Nova and gives it to Captain America.
Shadowland: Power Man #1
New Power Man in action. He uses craigslist to contract out his services as a modern day Hero 4 Hire. Only origin we have is he survived the destruction of that building Bullseye blew up at the start of Andy Diggle's run. Came out of the ruins glowing orange.
Hmm, seems like the new Power Man has some daddy issues and Luke Cage is to blame. Former villain Cage stopped? Somehow tied to Cage's origin? Hand ninja say he's using Iron Fist's techniques, but Danny says he never trained him. Curious and curiouser.
Riot at the Raft (that didn't take long for new security to fail, now did it?) caused by the Avengers Academy team leads to Luke Cage laying a beat down on everyone in this awesome moment.
Cage goes on to find Purple Man, who he and his wife have a lot of history with, and lays a WHUD-ing on him.
I love how all the motions look like something someone missing an arm and leg could physically do. Also, first panel is so Guile's (Street Fighter) Scissor Kick.