Uncanny X-Men #24 Review
Okay, my review of Uncanny X-Men #24. Not much really happening in this issue, so the review will be short.
The story picks up where it left off, with She-Hulk needing Cyclops for the will reading and Bobby running off because of it for some strange reason, but I stopped caring about this iteration of him some time ago so it doesn’t matter. Beast reveals he’s known all along where Cyclops was, sounding even more like a jilted lover than Wolverine, and Storm calls his ass out on it before they saddle up to and get him. At least Rachel finally spoke the hell up for once.
Then we skip to Maria Hill trying to get the new guy whose killing everyone left and right and failing, but that’s hardly interesting.
Meanwhile the sell-outs, I mean Jean Grey School team, arrives to find Dazzler looking insane, Scott sleeping naked for some reason, and basically tell him to get dressed and come on. Scott doesn’t want to, but decides to take his own ride with the adults while the students stay behind. When we get there we learn that Professor X married Mystique, which must make things awkward for Rogue, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Wolverine, Forge, and every other being she’s slept with.
Oh, and there’s a mutant so powerful that it threatens the relationship between mutant and humans so they need to go take care of that.
Okay, review time.
No. Just no. Leaving aside the fact the art isn’t worth writing home about, this has to be the dumbest string of words I have read. Mystique murder Moira, has threatened to kill his students multiple times, and shot her own daughter, and somehow he married her? I could get having a kid with her, because quite frankly she’s basically genetically tied to the majority of the X-Men that way, but damn.
This issue gets a 2 out of 5.
Punisher vs. Thor
For a man like Punisher who’s so grounded in human limits and reality (to a certain extent), he’s more similiar to Thor — a Scandinavian thunder god who can fly and shoot lightning — than we think. Thor’s hammer isn’t for carpentry, after all. Ever since Punisher’s teenage years and when Thor was an adorable godling, these two have been entrenched in the soldier lifestyle. Hell, I bet Thor’s killed more people than Punisher could dream of. But today, they have to fight, as (are you sitting down for this?) the Punisher is currently on the run from the law. Time for Avengers to take care of this matter, hence our upcoming conflict from Punisher: War Zone #3, written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Carmine Di Giandomenico.
Frank Castle currently hides in Nicaragua, and by hides I mean wrecking havoc on every weapons trader he comes across. For…
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July 2014 PPGD Update 2
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RWBY Season II Episode 1 Review
Yes, the wait is over at last!
RWBY is back with season II and it does it with the best Food Fight EVER!
The episode begins with Emerald and Mercury, after robbing the poor dust seller, going to a book store and then subsequently killing the Faunus who planned on running. I suppose that means that Blake was lucky to get out when she did.
Afterwards we skip to Ruby with her team eating lunch, with Ruby planning the best day ever. Blake isn’t too up to it after everything that’s happened, but then Weiss gets a pie in the face. We then skip to Sun talking to his friend about how cool they are as all sorts of stuff happens in the background, until they get in and everyone is running because of a food fight.
Then we get the best food fight ever. Seriously, it was hilarious and bad-ass.
Glenda comes in and fixes their mess, but Ozpin says kids will be kids and to let them enjoy it while they can.
We then skip to Roman, Emerald, and Mercury arguing until Cinder comes in and puts everyone in their place. Then she tells him to pack up the dust since they’re going into phase 2 as the video ends with the new opening.
Perfect episode, what can I say? This is how you do a season premiere!
Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review
Our story begins at Parker Industries, where they are testing an anti-Electro suit when Peter gets the call from the Avengers. He’s thrilled, since it means he’s not on their shit-list anymore, and runs off to explain he was brain-swapped with Doc Ock while Anna Marie tries to cover for him, but Sanjani is having none of it.
While in the battle he gets hit by a barrage of images that basically tell him that Cindy Moon, Silk, not only got bitten and developed powers, but where she is. He pieces together that she was the replacement for him Madam Webb mentioned, not Kaine. Once close enough to the location he can feel her and realizes Ezekiel kept it from him.
She warns him not to free her, because if he does Morlun will come. Morlun… well, he killed Peter. I’m going to gloss over that when you can go to http://arousinggrammar.com/2012/08/01/spider-man-takes-on-morlun-pt-3/ and read that series of articles for yourself to get a summary of the ass-kicking he gave him multiple times. The dude is a monster and she is right to fear him, but Peter believes he’s dead and rips the metal door off its hinges.
This gives up an ominous shot of a figure far, far away, who can smell her presence and is about ready to begin what he calls the Great Hunt. Considering that Kraven fucked up the Spider-Family the last time someone called open season, that’s bad. In this case, I’m betting Spider-verse.
Anyway, Cindy comes out pissed and has greater spider abilities than him. He calms her down by saying Morlun is dead and she does a complete-180. Then she makes her suit out of webbing and they take a swing through the town.
As they do this, Sanjani is about to quit when Black Cat catches her. After all, she needs someone who knows how everything works to tell her about their plans and gadgets. Really, the timing couldn’t have been better.
Peter, in the meantime, finally catches up with her and she learns that her parents are gone from where they lived. She’s upset, he tries to comfort her and makes it worse by revealing that Morlun’s died twice. Since that means he can come back, all her sacrifices were wasted. Then, after a brief spat, we have kissing as the comic ends.
Apparently spider-sense makes you horny. This can only end badly.
Okay, review time.
I was eager for this issue. I really was. It was a good issue, but Silk screams Mary Sue right out the gate. Better powers, attracted to the main character, a soul-bond of some kind. It’s this type of thing that made his last girlfriend, Carlie, a scrappy character. I’m trying to like her, so don’t fuck it up Marvel.
5 out of 5 is my review. You need this issue.
Spider-Man takes on Morlun, Pt. 1
Well, this suddenly became relevant after Original Sins…
It’s Morlun week! Nope, not a drunken misspelling of King Arthur’s wizard. The next four days will chronicle Morlun’s entire appearance in the Marvel universe: about 14 issues and 3 arcs. He’s minor for sure, but this supervillain may be the most dangerous foe Spider-Man has ever fought. I’m not just saying that to get you to read my article, I promise.
Now, because I’m not exactly sure how Fair Use applies to comic books (and the fights are practically every page of the issues), I’m only going to show you like a third to half the pages of their fights. The goal of this blog is to get you to go out and buy comics anyway, so you have to plop down some money to see the whole thing (also the whole I don’t want to have to take down my website). Before we start though, let’s talk about…
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Jubilee’s baby, Pt. 2
Motherhood can begin with a surprise, like rescuing a baby from a terrorist meteor strike in Hungary. Most of the time I assume babies show up mainly from two people who love each other very much in the bedroom, but in the Marvel universe, freak scenarios occur far more often. The X-Men’s resident vampire now has her own kid, officially and eternally hers, and as we pick up exactly where we left off last time — it’s time for a vacation. The infant just become an official member of the X-Men, after all. Superpowers include random vomiting and sleeping 18 hours a day.
Besides Wolverine’s female clone X-23, I bet he has dozens of other identical clones running around so that he can be on every team and in every story and travel to every location in every comic. Oh, and Jubilee doesn’t actually have full leg tattoos, those are just…
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Jubilee’s baby, Pt. 1
As we end our series where I update you on what Jubilee’s up to lately (finally you can sleep easy again), she’ll be embracing a role far more dangerous than bloodthirsty vampire: mother. While raising a child may be scary, raising a child in a world where dodging explosions is how most people get their daily cardio is downright terrifying. Today and Monday, we follow her arduous path in X-Men #1-6, volume four, written by Brian Wood and drawn by Olivier Coipel & David Lopez, to explain how her newest development came to be. Spoiler alert: it’s an “oops” baby, but not in that way, you pervert.
Note, this is the baby’s first appearance in comics. I didn’t skip over any back story — it’s supposed to be all mysterious and confusing. How did Jubilee end up with a child in Bulgaria? You know how superhero powers work, they all…
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Magneto #7 Review
Magneto has more work to be done and this time he’s going overseas to do it in Magneto #7.
The comic starts with him in a cell in Hong Kong, having allowed himself to be captured by some douchebags in order to get the drop on who’s been kidnapping mutants off the streets according to Briar, who has a private jet to get him there. Like he said, most people don’t recognize him without the helmet. If they did, they wouldn’t have nabbed him of all people.
To his surprise, they have not only sentinel tech, but a creature called a predator x. This thing is covered in metal and hunts down mutants, but Magneto is more than his powers. He was defined by his experiences, and once the predator x gets some of his blood and establishes a psychic link, it got a full blast of them and ended up crippled long enough for him to shove a bone through its brain like a boss.
He then gives everyone else five minutes to clear out before he beats the hell out of the assholes setting up the fight, letting them have a taste of what the mutants they sentenced to death felt like. Passing two more predator x creatures, he comes to the holding cells with only two mutants left alive. The mutants reveal the bad guy sells those who can’t fight off, only for Magneto to learn he’s been making MGH from the captured mutants, which Mystique pulled on Dazzler up until recently.
He grabs the guy, gives him a shot of it in the eye, and then tosses him down to the two remaining predator x creatures so they can munch him as the comic ends.
Okay, review time…
A quick issue with Mags dishing out his brand of justice is always something I can respect. While it has ties to the plot of someone giving tech to people way above their means, it is somewhat skippable overall. Not that I would recommend it.
4 out of 5.
All New X-Factor #11 Review
Okay, our story picks up after Gambit was “accidentally” left behind with Snow welcoming the team back and sending Georgia to the infirmary to get some medical treatment, with Quicksilver going to the hospital to get her mother before she can be used as a hostage and Polaris only then noticing a member of her team was missing.
Gambit is being tortured while naked. I’m assuming this was done for the remy fangirls, because leaving him some boxers would have been more deserving. Anyway, Memento Mori wants answers, Gambit doesn’t break until his mind is fried and the bad guy floats the idea that maybe him being left behind wasn’t an accident. He lets Snow’s name slip and Memento packs his men and tells them to get to moving, intent on retrieving Georgia and leveling the place.
Polaris is less than thrilled to be missing a member and notices Snow doesn’t seem too upset before calling for Quicksilver to swing back to the Mall to find him. But he’s got other problems as Memento has an airship on the way and shooting at him. Snow reveals that he didn’t buy only the X-Factor name, since he’s seen the number of time the Jean Grey School has needed to be rebuilt (burn!), but he also bought Layla Miller’s force-field glove and uses it to make the building impenetrable.
Both the bad guy and I will admit that was clever, but it does nothing for Gambit, who’s under the gun. He states it reminds him of his place in the world and it doesn’t matter if the trigger gets pulled or not, as long as Georgia is safe. Danger then appears as Georgia and gets the drop on Memento before tossing Gambit his coat and the fighting kicks off once again until he reveals he’s a walking bomb and knock them all down.
Georgia’s mom, Dakota, steps in and reveals that she’s responsible for him ending up like this since she practiced magic and didn’t harness the power correctly. She then tells her daughter farewell and causes them both to explode in a column of light, leaving Georgia alone and without any of her parents as the comic ends.
Okay, review time.
First off, I’m calling bullshit on the magic angle. Where was the foreshadowing? All this served to do was make the new girl even more of a woobie. Her adoptive father handed her over to Snow, he real father was a villain, and her mother was a sorceress who was killed off with her real father. It’s just all about hurting her as much as possible for the last two days, isn’t it?
Comic gets a 4 out of 5.
Uncanny X-Men #23 Review
Well, now that that cop-out of an arc is done , our story picks up in the aftermath by starting the Original Sin tie-in event, The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier, in issue number 23 of Uncanny X-men.
The story begins with a couple arguing. I don’t want to get into details because about five panels in the wife or girlfriend is killed in a random Skrull attack. Weren’t they supposed to be near-extinct or something after Secret Invasion? Either way, the windowed guy blows a Skrull’s head up all of a sudden and has no idea what the hell he just did as SHIELD does their damn job.
Okay, first off, this was last year. Unless this was after AvsX he damn well shouldn’t be a mutant and last I checked it’s only been a few months at best. Next, doesn’t SWORD deal with alien threats? Given how Brand is, that Skrull ship shouldn’t have made it into orbit, and even then not before a team of Avengers went to town on it. Out of all the feasible threats, the Skrulls are the last ones who should be involved here, so that’s just lazy writing.
Anyway, we then skip to She-Hulk, who was disbarred in her comic if I recall, still working and being shamed for her many sexual encounters, who receives something important. Three guesses what it is, and the first two don’t count. Madripoor has Dazzler pissed the fuck off for everything Mystique as done, but they know she’s damn well gone so there’s nothing to be done, and in their secret school Cyclops is having another mini-break down as he recalled Xavier’s last moments.
Tempus arrives to ask him how he is, but he in turns asks her about the time travel incident she went through. She tries to deny it, but the Cyclops has children who travel through time and has done it himself plenty of times. He knows when someone has aged years in the span of weeks… that, and the Stepford Sisters told him. Eva… she doesn’t take it well and storms out.
As for the JGS, She-Hulk crash lands in their front yard to see that the school is wrecked, yet again. Honestly, how the hell have they not been shut down? If the administrators who investigated it the first time didn’t get mind-wiped the school would have been. Are any of the teachers actually qualified? Uh… anyway, the point of her visit is that they need to read the will of Charles Xavier.
As Magik returns with the rest, Dazzler runs off to the bathroom, Magik and Emma tell Cyclops not to talk to her and talk to Hijack, while Magneto goes back to his own solo-series to be a bad-ass. Hijack eats some humble pie and Cyclops welcomes him back. Dazzler, on the other hand… well, a therapy session might be in order from the way she’s looking at the scissors…
Back with the dude from the opening, who runs into his dead girlfriend or wife’s sister who wants to talk to him because he’s looking kind of like a bum, he loses control over his powers and kills her and everyone near him. Yeah, this is kinda why no one trusts people with powers in these series.
She-Hulk then asks if Xavier’s really dead. We can’t blame her since the X-Men come back more than anyone else in Marvel. But since we saw him chilling with Nightcrawler in the afterlife, let’s say he is. The comic ends with She-Hulk needing to have Cyclops there to read the will as well.
Okay, review time…
The art work takes a hit more than normal this issue since it hurt my damn eyes to look at, and since this is the opening of the plot I won’t get on the about that, but the continuity errors are annoying to say the least.
3 out of 5 at best.
The friendship of X-23 & Jubilee
X-23 spends most of her solo series slashing and moping. That girl may be many things, but happy isn’t one of them. It sorta comes with the territory of being a Wolverine clone. Well, that and the test tube birth and being raised since birth to be a merciless killer child. So now that she’s free of all that evil lab experiment Winter Soldier-esque stuff, dear X-23 (real name Laura Kinney — kind of) has the task of forgiving herself, picking up all those shattered self-esteem pieces, and figuring out her new path in life. And shaving her back — she’s a Wolverine clone after all. Gambit accompanies her on her find-herself journey and today in X-23 #10-12, written by Majorie Liu and drawn by Sana Takeda, our cajun role model figures maybe she could use a pep talk.
See Laura’s slash-first-ask-questions-later policy? What better proof do you need…
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July 2014 Sugar Bits Update 2
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Catwoman, Batman, Zatanna, and the mind-wipe, Pt. 2
When we left off yesterday, fresh off the revelation that Zatanna used magic to change her personality into a superhero, Catwoman reacted with the obvious guile of the severely emotionally broken. Catwoman, never well put together in the first place (awful childhood, wears cat costume, master thief, loves a man who constantly tries to put her in jail), watches as the carefully-glued puzzle broke into thousands of pieces. To sum up:
The fiery mud monsters represent her current state of mind. Also, she figures she’d chat up her soul mate, because that’s probably preferable to drinking a handle of alcohol and vomiting on her old costumes.
Solid question. Note that in the next few pages, Batman isn’t lying. Though he suspects/worries Catwoman had her mind tampered with, he does not hold proof. And to be fair, Batman suspects/worries everyone he meets has had his or her mind tampered with.
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X-Men vs. Juggernaut, Pt. 2
Damn, Cyclops does things hard during the times of Utopia. I respect that and pity the circumstances that led to that.
As we left off on Wednesday, the normal method of taking down the Juggernaut has failed. Emma Frost’s attempted mind molesting backfired and the unstoppable behemoth is slowly making his way to San Francisco. To destroy it. Don’t worry, the X-Men are on it:
We pick back up with the second half of Uncanny X-Men #540-543, written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Greg Land. The X-Men army marches into battle.
Plan 4’s a bust. Turns out when possessed by an evil Asgardian god, walking on air gets added to the power arsenal. But despite many offensive words you can call mutants, quitters isn’t one of them.
To be fair to the X-Men, it doesn’t seem like Juggernaut’s fighting back very much. Much more of a slow crawl to annihilate the city. Still, when there’s only 200 mutants left on Earth and half of them have tried to stop…
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X-Men vs. Juggernaut, Pt. 1
Not any Juggernaut, this one:
Y’see, during the Marvel Fear Itself event, seven magical evil Thor hammers fell to Earth. Each one transformed the respective hero/villain into a way tougher version of themselves. Also, now with a giant hammer. Juggernaut got to be one of those lucky seven, but unfortunately the main side effect is becoming the mindless slave of a forgotten Asgardian supervillain. That’s the breaks.
A few articles ago, I briefly mentioned that when Cyclops assumed leadership of the X-Men from Professor X, he turned it from a school into an army. That’s not an exaggeration, and Uncanny X-Men #540-543, written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Greg Land, is the perfect arc to prove it. By the way, if you get a chance, check out Gillen’s entire run on Journey Into Mystery. I can’t begin to explain how amazingly wonderful it is. A superb…
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Jubilee turns into a vampire, Pt. 2
As we left off on Friday, Vampire Jubilee and Vampire Wolverine put a hamper into the X-Men’s plan to defeat this undead enemy — and also have none of them turn into vampires. Sadly, that solitary neck chomp also brings it with an evil personality devoid of all the good stuff that sunshine, puppies, and such provide. Well, Cyclops won’t stand for it. Remember his new ideology of the X-Men being less of a school and more of a highly-trained heavily fortified army?
Bad guys don’t listen to the threats of Ol’ Laser Eyes (whose eye lasers are not compressed energy but instead portals to a universe that doesn’t follow the laws of physics — or something like that). Plus, Cyclops hasn’t smiled all arc. Masterminding the potentially greatest slaughter of vampires ever known can be quite stressful. But Xarus, being a traditional supervillain who doesn’t realize that the superheroes…
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Jubilee turns into a vampire, Pt. 1
I mentioned briefly that Jubilee currently prowls around the Marvel universe as a vampire and mother. The latter is a story for another day, but in a fictional universe with mutants and space gods and mole people, why not throw in the classic monsters as well? Jubilee joins the ranks of vampire-hood (the scary kind) in X-Men #1-6, written by Victor Gischler and drawn by Paco Medina, as well as X-Men #11, written by Gischler and drawn by Al Barrionuevo.
Before we begin, it’s important to know that all that’s about to happen spawned from the Marvel event House of M. At its conclusion, Scarlet Witch wipes out the genetic mutation of all but 198 mutants (mainly those Professor X protected). Jubilee unfortunately misses out on the professor’s gift, rendering her among the millions now powerless. No more fireworks for our dear mall rat.
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July 2014 Grim Tales Update # 1
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Spider-Man 2099 (2014) #1 Review
Miguel O’ Hara is now part of the Marvel 616 universe and I intend to review how he adjusts to our time period with my review of Spider-Man 2099 #1.
The story picks up with some time traveling douche-bag crashing a truck meant for Serval Industries (All-New X-Factor) and then snapping the neck of someone who got out of their car to help him just to steal it. You can already tell this asshole time-cop is the bad guy of the issue. I’ve seen D-List villains with better manners and motives.
Meanwhile, Miguel is renting an apartment that looks like the scene of a murder. There’s even blood on the floor. Tempest, the girl from the short in Amazing Spider-Man that Miguel saved from a mugging, arrives to clean it up. She’s not exactly friendly, but he’s clearly got an interest in her.
Miguel, under the name of Mike, goes to work at Alchemax, where the time-cop douche is and demands help or he would kill one of the guards. Which he then does, before threatening to hurt the other since one of his children would go to do serious cancer research and that means he can’t kill him. The guard sends him up to the executive-level, where Ty Stone and Miguel are.
Ty Stone leaves Miguel to die, I kid you not, and so the fight begins. Miguel points out that he could just take him back to his time period if he can jump through time, but the guard states that is illegal. Not this is the man who killed at least three people because they inconvenienced him. When SWAT gets there he adds to the body count before Miguel drops into Liz Allen’s office with time-cop on his tail.
The cop basically gives him an ultimatum: Since she’s had her son and partly responsible for the bad future, and he can’t actually hit Miguel, he can kill her and leave him be. Miguel agrees, only to make him shoot himself, solving the problem for the time being. Yeah, he’s not Peter Parker.
He leaves and Liz Allen immediately asks her assistant if any windows are broken. Because they aren’t and because Spider-Men always enter from windows, and theirs are all sealed, he must be an employee. If so, she’s taking the Serval route and getting her own superhero for hire.
Okay, review time.
I’m not sure how I liked this issue. Yes, it was action-paced and informative, but Miguel doesn’t kill indirectly or directly if I can remember correctly. You could argue that it was necessary, but I’m not sure how it would fly in the long run…
Oh well, it gets a 4 out of 5.
Avengers Undercover #7 Review
There are hard times ahead for the Runaways in this issue of Avengers Undercover, and I plan to give you my thoughts on the subject in this review of issue #7 of the series.
The story opens with Nico facing off against some Hell-beast as part of her training with Alex flirting with her through some inter-dimensional mirror. She tells him that he’s supposed to be giving her battle strategy training, which he does by pointing out she’s scared of her new powers and if it weren’t for the blood magic that brought her back from the dead she would be killed by now. Then he flirts with her again and it causes her to nearly throttle him until Ax-bro and Hazmat show up to tell her about Chase.
The mission it turns out was to retrieve a prisoner from AIM, which they succeeded in doing. True, Captain America showing up was unexpected, but Chase being in the crossfire naturally pisses Nico off and she asks who is responsible while glowing with evil energy. Shovel-boy states that no one was responsible and it was collateral damage, with Death Locket crying she’s sorry about it and Nico tries to use her magic to fix him.
In the meantime, Maria Hill, Ant-Man, and Captain America go over the events, stating that he was there to retrieve the prisoner because he was an agent of SHIELD. Ant-Man wants to get the kids back, Maria Hill not so much, with Captain America taking the middle-ground and stating Bagalia isn’t someplace they could raid that easily. Basically a lot of foreshadowing some things are going to go down in a few issues.
With Zemo the prisoner is the architect behind SHIELD’s information network. Naturally he’s a game changer in if they have him they can go off-grin and be untouchable, so AIM tried to get his head cracked open but failed because he’s been trained by telepaths and made resistant. He was not, however, resistant to a demonic monster possessing him, so the Bad Guys win.
Back with Nico, she’s watching as the evil scientist doctor work on Chase while thinking she’s responsible for this since she convinced him to stay and eventually loses her patience and wants to help him with her magic. Apparently those blows to the head caused some brain trauma (shovel-boy) and the doctor tells her not to because she doesn’t know what they hell she’s doing, which she doesn’t, so she goes back to her place thinking that good isn’t working for her and she’s going to try being bad for a change and making out with Alex.
We then go to Cammi, who’s locked up behind Zemo’s Living Room, trying to figure out how to escape when her neighbor keeps annoying her. As the comic ends we discover that neighbor is none other than Arcade, who’s in the cell next to her. Alive.
Okay, Review time…
Well, as controversial as this series is, it does show some of the key points of the Runaways. It shows that Nico still has a habit of clinging to romances when she feels troubled and stressed, as well as the fact that of the original Runaways Alex was the strategist, which gives a plausible reason for him being kept around. Providing that it’s really him and not some hell-spawn Daimon molded to his image. She also has a habit of taking betrayal’s badly, so Death Locket is in some deep trouble if Nico ever figures out she’s responsible.
We all figured Zemo planned this, but what was the point of keeping Arcade alive? All that’s going to do is screw his plans up later on.
Hmmm…. I’ll call it a 5 out 5.
July 2014 Sugar Bits Update 1
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New Warriors #7 Review
The Inhuman arc continues in New Warriors #7, and here’s my review!
When we last stopped a trio of Inhumans broke into Haechi’s home, planning to kill his family and friends and take him to join them. You have to understand, from a rational point of view, that’s stupid as hell. But they don’t strike me as smart. Either way Haechi straight up eats the explosion before it could kill anyone, turning into a mini-dragon in the process, allowing Sun Girl and Justice to deal with the fire starter and fume guy.
His family takes his transformation…. poorly. Not as bad as you would expect, but given he turned into a dragon you could understand it a little bit. Maybe if they took a moment to calm down and talk about this things would get better. But there’s no time for that as Sun Girl and Haechi get caught up in the teleportation of the third Inhuman, Night, leaving Justice alone.
Back on Mount Wundagore, the New Warriors have claimed the base as their own and are searching for the High Evolutionary by tracking celestial energy signatures like those found in his allies. Speedball annoys Water Snake by referring to her as though she were the friend he knew. They find three signatures from obviously evil-looking guys, but have to put it on the back-burner so they can go help Justice. The same goes for Scarlet Spider and Aracely, who are with the cat-human searching for the evil that she sensed earlier, but it’s not like she’s experienced in it even though the cat can sense it.
In Jakarta, Sun Girl wakes up to find Haechi out cold and herself surrounded by the Inhumans. Leaving aside the fact that they could have killed her while she was asleep instead of waiting for her to wake up, Hollow, gives a recap on when the Terrigen Mists were unleashed and basically thinks the world belongs to them and not humans. Basically he’s evil Magneto, or any racial extremist, so he’s not really original. Sun Girl jumps into the fire that blocks her from her equipment and takes a few shots to free Haechi, who dragons-up and gets ready to throw down.
At the New Warrior’s base, they try tracking Inhuman signatures down to find Haechi, but there’s so many and the number is only growing. Scarlet Spider tells Aracely not to get attached because they aren’t staying since they’re not heroes, but give it time. Justice, on the other hand, has called in a darkforce teleporter to track them down through the darkforce energy that Night used.
As the comic ends Haechi and Sun Girl run across the leader of the Inhumans, Lash, while someone manipulates the darkforce to drop the rest of the New Warriors into enemy territory and surrounds them.
Okay, review time…
I liked this issue. We’re seeing more of the fallout from Inhumanity, the art is amazing, and there’s the fact that Scarlet Spider never fails to amuse me with his cynicism. This issue gets a 5 out of 5.
Fanfic Recommendations 24
Fanfics that I have found interesting and have recently been updated:
Harry Potter and the Puppet of Time 20
A Pokemon Fanfic
Summary: Time travel. It’s always about Potter. Draco Malfoy doesn’t like that fact, but there is no one else who has the power to change the world. Sending his memories to his younger self he hopes to create a better future. Intelligent Grey Draco. No slash.
An SAO Fanfic
Summary: What if Akihiko Kayaba had created the Death Game of Alfheim Online rather than the floating castle of Aincrad—a world in which the nine player races are in competition to escape the game, and player killing was not a crime but rather a predictable product of human nature and tribalism in the face of mutually exclusive goals? AU reboot of the SAO universe.
A Fate Stay Night Fanfic
Summary: Sometimes, the tiniest of changes can have the greatest impact on the world. One chance encounter goes in a new direction, and the course of the Holy Grail War is irrevocably changed…
A Naruto Fanfic
Summary: Sakura is ensnared in a world of deadly intrigue her last year in the Academy. As an unwilling agent of Oto, can she discover what it means to be loyal in a world that promotes deception? Will that loyalty conflict with her growing sense of self-worth? AU
Harry Potter Junior Inquisitor 27
A Harry Potter Fanfic
Summary: Before the start of fifth year Dumbledore changes the plans. Unfortunately he didn’t bother to inform Harry. At his trial, Harry realises that it is down to him to save his own skin. To do so his Slytherin side must come out to play, and once it’s out it sticks around turning life at Hogwarts on its head. Warnings: EvilDumbles, SheepOrder/Staff, GoodGuysDontGetEverythingTheirWay
A Legend of Zelda Fanfic
Summary: Sun-dappled glades, ash-coated worlds: a retelling of Majora’s Mask.
A Naruto Fanfic
Summary: What do you get when you cross several interdimensional god like beings, raw boredom, a world of Naruto that went wrong, several years worth of off screen training, common sense, insanity, humor, sarcasm, the Log, explosions, plot, and overall chaos? Apparently a lot of headache medicine for Tsunade. May the Games Begin. Sequel to Yet Again With A Little Extra Help.
A Persona 3 / High School DxD Crossover Fanfic
Summary: Igor had asked him to die for the world. She would ask him to die for her. Problem was, he didn’t really like dying, not for a second time, at least.
A Freezing Fanfic
Summary: The Eighth Nova Clash devastated mankind. It left whole cities in ruins. Millions dead. Nations on the brink of collapse. It also left a small boy without his sister. Bitter at the loss of his sibling, Kazuya Aoi has become disillusioned with the Chevalier Project. But he is still a Limiter, born with a Stigmata Body, and that alone forces him on a path he does not wish to tread.
A Naruto Fanfic
Summary: An accidental meeting brings Zetsu into Naruto’s life as his tutor. With Zetsu intending to sway Naruto to his own philosophy of “the only one you can rely on is yourself”, Naruto discovers that the world isn’t as black and white as his tutor is, that there are at least two sides to every story, and that he has a lot to learn. Hints of NaruIno and NaruTen; grey!Naruto
A Naruto Fanfic
Summary: Sabaku no Gaara lands in the past to a time where everyone feared him and his father was still alive. He realises this will force him to regain everyones trust when they still think he’s a blood-thirsty psychopath. Time-Travel.No pairing.
A Pokemon Fanfic
Summary: Battered and bruised, we rest to gather our strength and let our wounds heal. With each passing day we grow stronger, doing what we can to bring order to this new chaotic world. We have taken hefty losses, but we have subsisted. We were lost, but now have coalesced. Now, we will begin to make our stand. Sequel to Poké Wars: The Coalescence.