That's right Nerds and Nerdettes, Angela from Image's Spawn comics is now a resident of the Marvel Universe. Most of you comic readers already know this but I also know some people who didn't so I decided to share the news. So you may have not heard it hear first, but just remember that Derf's Domain did not let you down, LoL.
Just what role will the lovely but deadly Angela have at Marvel U? Well, what is known is that she will appear in the Age of Ultron series towards the end. After Age of Ultron is complete, she will join the ensemble of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Will she be good or evil? Only time will tell.
How did Marvel get so lucky to land such a great character from a rival company? It's simple, one of Angela's creators works for Marvel now. For those of you who didn't know Neil Gaiman created Angela with Todd McFarlane but he had the rights to the character. Now that Neil works on the Guardians series, he is bringing Angela to the Marvel Universe for all of his fans to enjoy. I am one of the thankful ones because she was always a great character to read about. You knew when she was in a comic, someone's ass was going to get kicked!
The image below is a reveal of her new look as drawn by Joe Quesada.
I really don't have much to say about Avengers: the Enemy Within #1 except that it doesn't excite me. Most comics I read and review are high raters but this title falls short for me. I am a big Avengers fan, so I decided to give it a read but I would have rather said no. I truly apologize for all my followers who are Captain/Ms. Marvel fans but I cannot say that I liked it because I didn't. The writing is ok and the artwork is done in a style I can do without. I am just one reviewer out of thousands on the net so I may be the minority in thinking that this issue should have been shelved. I give this issue a rating of 3 out of 10, and in my opinion that's being nice.
What can I say? I love these little gems from the Marvel Now series known as the A + X titles. You don't even have to follow all the Avengers or X-titles to follow along because the stories are that damn good. It has been a while since I have reviewed an issue of A+X, but I felt this issue was worth talking about.
What made this issue stand out you ask? The first story made it stand out. I title this story, Banner is the Smartest. Why you ask? It's simple, he is. Let me explain why. This issue starts with Tony Stark and Hank McCoy working together to find some sort of Hulk neutralizer in case Banner cannot be controlled. Right now Banner seems to have his act together, but they are simply afraid that history will repeat itself.
Anyway, to make a long story short, they are working on a new Hulk buster armor that S.H.I.E.L.D. managed to get its hands on and they have been having McCoy look at it. Well, Hank was puzzled and he requested the help of Stark since it follows his plans and designs. Well, when Tony got his hands on it, he uploaded a virus that caused the suit to become alive and nearly killed the both of them as well as their lab crew.
What stopped them from dying? The best Hulk smash panel I have seen in recent history that's what. When the Hulk reverted to his Banner form, he removed a jump drive that was connected to the armor. You see, Banner planted this armor as well as the virus to prove once and for all that Banner is the smartest.
Here is the panel I was telling you about. Sick right?"
This issue also has a pretty good Thor and Ice Man story but what made this issue for me was the Hulk getting the best of the Beast and Iron Man. It is definitely worth buying or downloading this issue. I give this book a perfect 10 out of 10 rating for this story alone. Good job Zeb Wells, what a way to write!
My last review for the Age of Ultron series was over at my other gig, www.somewhatnerdy.com, feel free to check them out, and it was about books 3-6. Well, as we left off in issue six Wolverine did what no one wanted to do. He went in the past and killed Hank Pym. What does this mean for our heroes? Well, we got a good slap in the face when we read the first pages of Book 7.
It turns out by Wolverine killing Pym in the past, he altered the future a little too much. It seems that the Avengers were unable to stop the Kree and Skrull war which ended up having a very different outcome for Earth.
That isn't the only thing that changed. As you can tell from the cover image from book seven, the looks of our heroes has changed as well. In fact, some heroes are not even the original players from the universe we know and love.
Just exactly has Wolverine done? We will find out when Book Eight is released. Hell, it is probably already out and I just haven't gotten mine yet. I guess I need to drag my butt to the store and get my copy, LoL.
Seriously, the writing of Bendis has just been Marvelous and I applaud his creative genius. I give this issue a strong rating of 8 out of 10.