Yet another short viewing week, so there won’t be any more best/worst of the week, but I realized that something I said last week was wrong, I had assumed that Perception was going 13 episodes, but it’s only going 10, that means that in very short order, I’m going to lose 2 shows off my list and since I only have 3, that’s a major problem. Hopefully something new is going to get started soon!
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Not a whole lot to say this week, I guess. Lots of good books coming out, a decent mixture of both DC and Marvel. I’d really love to see someone who is solidly on the DC side actually try to sell me on the merits of some of the more mainstream DC books, that would be a fun discussion. 🙂
Birds of Prey #23
Wonder Woman #23
Indestructible Hulk #12
Superior Spider-Man #16
The Ultimates #29
X-Men Legacy #15
What do you get when you combine Wolverine with Dexter and throw in a little Iron Chef? You get Wolverine In The Flesh, a one-shot comic by reality star and celebrity chef Chris Cosentino, with art by Dalibor Talajik.
But who is this Chris Cosentino guy? Well, he’s not Gordon Ramsay, as if that’s anything to be proud of. He won Top Chef season 4 and he’s an assistant coach for a university ice hockey team in New York, surely that makes him qualified to write a Marvel comic about the oft-overused Wolverine, right?
Not so much.
Now I really don’t want to make this particular blog overtly political, I already have a blog for that and pissing people off really isn’t on the agenda here at Cephus’ Corner. However, the topic of racism and comic book writers came up recently in a thread over on CBR and the second I tried to address it, I got tons of hate piled on me for daring to question the liberal party line.
In the first issue of this new mini-series, Matt Murdock was trapped in the worst storm to hit New York City. Beaten and left for dead, he’s taken to the hospital where he temporarily loses his memories. It’s only when he learns of a little girl named Hannah, her heart failing and her donor heart lost in the storm, that the Man Without Fear takes to the streets, dedicated to returning with the lifesaving organ.
I wrote a review of that first issue not long ago, now we’re back with the second issue of this three-issue story, how does Daredevil, beaten and bruised, make out in his lifesaving mission?
I know that for anyone just reading this new blog and all of my comics reviews, it must appear that I hate anything that falls outside of the Marvel Comics brand. Yes, I’ve said I have a fundamental problem with the way that DC handles their heroes in general but it hasn’t always been that way, nor is it that way universally. I do read comics from a variety of companies, including DC, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about the heroes and teams that I either enjoy today or have enjoyed in the past that fall under the DC label.
There aren’t any moderate feelings about Deadpool, people either love Deadpool or they hate Deadpool. I sort of fall into the first category, at least in small doses. I think that both Marvel and DC tend to throw popular characters at the proverbial wall and see how often they manage to stick. DC does it with characters like Batman and Superman, who turn up everywhere, while Marvel does it with Wolverine and most recently, with the Avengers and X-Men. Deadpool almost falls into that category, he makes appearances at random in an attempt to get fanatical Deadpool fans to buy non-Deadpool books. I’m not one of those people, I can only handle Deadpool and his assorted cohorts a little at a time, which is why I decided to review this 4-issue mini-series one book at a time instead of as a whole. I’d go crazy reading all of it straight through.
Welcome to the super, super short week, only three shows on this time, so I’m forgoing the best and worst of the week because it’s just unfair with so few shows. Honestly, I don’t know how long this drought is going to last, especially since Burn Notice only has 4 more episodes and Perception and Under the Dome only have 6 more, there’s got to be something new coming down the pike or I’ll be in real trouble!
When DC rebooted their universe back in 2011 into the New 52, they rebooted their longest running team book, Justice League of America as well. It wasn’t just a reboot in name only, it was a top-to-bottom reset, in fact, in the first episode of Justice League, nobody even know what superheroes were. The League has formed over time and as the group has saved the world time and time again, the world has adopted them as idealized demigods who can do no wrong. The Justice League stands alone, an independent entity which interacts with the government via Steve Trevor, head of a A.R.G.U.S. and one of the few privileged enough to deal directly with the League.
While I might eventually go back and review the origin of the new Justice League, as detailed in the first six issues, instead I thought I’d start off with one of their first real arcs, The Villain’s Journey, which runs from issue #9 to issue #12.