RWBY Season 2: Episode 8
The episode begins with Ironwood, Goodwitch, and Ozpin are in his office and Ironwood is less than pleased that their enemy got in so easily when Ruby shows up. She tries to lighten the mood to little success before they ask her if she recognized Cinder, but all they could gather she might be the woman who attacked her the first night and Ruby tips them off about the location where Torchwick mentioned their operation was going down before she leaves.
Ironwood takes her tip and sent every force he could down there to obliterate whatever is they find there. Goodwitch thinks he goes overboard, but Ozpin think it should be a little more discreet before it causes a panic. Meanwhile Ruby and Yang’s dog somehow gets sent in the mail, to which Weiss does a 180 in personality, and Blake acts like a cat and jumps on her bed… really, we’re pushing the cat thing that far? Anyway they need to go to an attendance before a field trip and, since they can’t leave the dog alone that long, Ruby sneaks him into her backpack.
They then go to a speech where we learn that parents started naming their children after color since the Great War started over some forces were intent on destroying art and culture and they’ll basically be shadowing a huntsman for a week to get a feel for their jobs. The girls see it as a chance to continue their investigation, but the mission is too high-level for their class. Ozpin then shows up and basically reveals he knows they’re gonna end up there anyway, so he just lets them go so they don’t have to break the rules and tells them just to be ready because it’s getting real now.
Velvet’s team shows up at the end. Her mission was delayed because there were so many Grimm, but they’ll be fine since they’re only shadowing a huntsman. The video end as they find out Oobleck is the huntsman they’re shadowing….
Well, we learned that Ozpin indeed knows everything and is simply letting them get away with it as long as they’re doing good and Velvet has a bit of an accent and is possibly a second-year or higher… so why was she getting bullied by Cardin?
Anyway, 3 out of 5.
Edge of Spide-Verse #3 Review
The Edge of Spider-Verse continues with the third issue! What fate will befall the Spider-Man of this story! Read my review and find out!
This time our Spider-Man isn’t a variation of Peter Parker, but a guy named Aaron Aikiman who worked in researching insect venom for medical purposes. They don’t go into details why he decided to inject himself with his treatment, but he basically becomes Iron Man and Spider-Man all rolled into one. After going through a summary of his life and relationship, which honestly is confusing because they’re trying so hard, we then skip to him patrolling the city to deal with a rash of kidnappings.
He catches the creature responsible, only it turns out to be one of the victims and as soon as it gives a cryptic message he has to rush the guy to the hospital. There he finds out its some of his tech responsible of it, or rather that belonging to his girlfriend, and he goes to confront her about it. Turns out she made the tech for her daughter when she woke from a coma, only it was some otherworldly creature that possessed her and had her make more machines to kidnap more people and continue the cycle.
He rushes out to deal with that, but before he could do anything, Morlun pops out of a dimensional doorway to confront him as the baddies run off saying mankind is doomed as the comic ends….
Okay review time….
Yeah, that world is screwed and that spider-man is dead. Morlun is far more of a threat than Karn is, so you know he’s dead. Overall I really couldn’t get into this story though. I get what they were doing, trying to show that Karn isn’t the only one actively hunting, but using an unfamiliar character and trying to cram that much backstory into a one-shot isn’t going to cut it. Unless Aaron somehow survives, this is the last we’ll see of him and it makes the issue kind of a waste…
2 out of 5, you can skip it and you won’t miss much.