Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Legen--wait for it---dary Comic Book Highlight for 11/26/08

Cover of the Week: Batman #681 (Alternate Cover)
This is the alternate cover to Batman #681 by Tony Daniel. It is a pretty good cover especially since it gives a nice preview of what happens in the comic, unlike most comic book covers now a days.

Batman #681 Highlights
While I loved all the splash pages in this issue this one is a badass image of Batman after he digs himself out of being buried alive.

Loved that out of all of Batman's allies that it was the original Robin, Dick Grayson, is the first and only one that helps Batman fight of Black Glove. It is just great seeing the original Dynamic Duo in action again fighting side by side.

This was another badass spread that could foreshadow things to come in "Battle for the Cowl." This would make an awesome Batman RIP poster.

Captain America #44 Highlights
Oliver Queen (aka Green Arrow) makes his debut in the Marvel Universe. Well at least someone that looks like him and is named Ollie.

Can't wait to see who this man in the trench coat is and his connection to Bucky's days as Winter Soldier.

Daredevil #113 Highlights
Master Izo proves to be a old man not to be messed with.

I feel bad that White Tiger died since I thought she has been underused in the Marvel Universe with sporadic appearances and a mini-series.

Nova #19 Highlights
Love how Richard looks to be the leader of the revitalized Nova Corps.

I got to say I love these five new members we got to know in this issue and hope that this is the main team of the Nova Corps since their now hundreds of new Nova Corps members.

Teen Titans #65 Highlights
Even though this was another mediocre issue of Teen Titans I hope now with the Ares subplot over Wonder Girl will stop winning and complaining about everything and get some actual character development.

Ultimate Spider-Man #128 Highlights
I thought it was interesting seeing the fear Aunt May has when she saw Peter fighting as Spider-Man. This could lead to some great character development for Aunt May in the future with her growing concern for Peter's life as Spider-Man.

Even though I am not a big fan of Venom or Carnage, or the symbiote characters in general, the fight between both of these monster lead for some of Immonen's best artwork on USM.

Can't wait to see were Bendis take this storyline. Hopefully we'll see Peter team-up with the Fantastic Four on a journey to Latveria were they will have to fight The Beetle, his boss, and Dr. Doom.

3 Comments:

Doug said...

I like that punch Spidey lays on Eddie. I think he does it again on the next page. Eddie really takes a whippin'

Kevin said...

@Doug: Actually in the next page Peter just throws Eddie down hard on a warehouse roof while in mid-swing. But I have to agree with you and that in this issue Peter shows similar anger that he showed when he fought Doc Ock back at the end of the "Clone Saga." It is rare to see Peter show that much anger.

Doug said...

True. After he escaped from Shocker he was pretty angry (though understandable). This may be something Bendis addresses later on