Solicit Commentary - February 2012
- Published on Monday, 19 December 2011 00:00
- Written by Rokk
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February is the season of love and what better time to bring back Solicit Commentary from our brief hiatus/I forgot all about this article slump? Well, January probably would have been a better month actually but that is not the point. The troops have been rounded up! We have got our bows and arrows ready. Let's wage war on love!
Image Turns 20
Andrenn: I had really meant for this to be the opener for the January Commentary. But that is not happening, so I will say my thoughts here instead. Image turning 20 years old is huge. While the Big 2 are over 70 years old now, just making it to a big number like 20 when the comics market has been so uneven over the years is a huge accomplishment.
Then when you look at how Image has grown. From just a small group of artists going on their own to putting out some of the best books on a monthly basis. Just comparing the days of Spawn and Youngblood constantly referencing each other to now with books like Invincible, Severed and Artifacts doing more than those books ever could have in their early days.
Also seeing how the original books have grown over the years is amazing. Spawn is over 200 issues old, Savage Dragon just turned 175. Witchblade is about to turn 150 and The Darkness is not too far from the big 100 himself. Youngblood isn't even around much. Wildstorm is now a part of the DC Universe. Shadowhawk has gone through so many changes it could be chronicled in a huge article itself. Its just amazing to see how much Image has grown.
I love Image comics. This isn't news to anyone. But seeing it turn 20 for me is just the coolest thing ever. While there have been clunky moments over the 20 years (Altered Image, my eyes are burning a hole through your skull.) I have always loved Image. I am excited for their big 20 year anniversary and even more excited for 20 years later when I get to say happy 40th birthday to the best place for comics nowadays.
Rokk: I would also like to toast Image's success as they hit the 20 year milestone. Now, to be clear, Image utterly failed to impress me when they first started in the comic industry. I found Image to be largely nothing but worthless crap through the 1990's and the beginning of the 2000's.
However, something changed. Image seemed to care about making good comics with good stories. They stopped simply trying to slap a "hot" artist on a title with little to no content and wrapped up in an "ultra rare" holofoil cover. Instead, Image focused on writing. Suddenly, Image began rolling out titles with some excellent stories. There became an emphasis on substance over style. Content over flash.
And that is when I absolutely fell in love with Image. In fact, I have found Image to be the best publisher in the comic industry over the past couple of years. Where DC and Marvel became more and more committed to style over substance and marketing schemes over content, Image became a place of refuge for me.
While DC and Marvel seemed to choke to death on the lack of creativity that has crippled their titles, Image has become a source of innovation and creativity. I think this post does the best job summing up the difference between Image's philosphy of publishing comics and Marvel and DC's approach. So, congrats to Image. Here is hoping they give us twenty more years like the past few years they have delivered.
Thief of Thieves #1
Andrenn: A solid premise with two talented writers, this looks to be another new Image series to keep your eye on. I admit I'm not the biggest fan of Nick Spencer, nor do I know how he grew that 17th arm to write yet another ongoing. Still, this is one of those titles I will watch from afar and maybe check out if I hear good things. I already like the premise.
Rokk: I will probably give this title a try. While I have been completely unimpressed with Spencer's work at Marvel, I certainly have enjoyed his work at Image. Perhaps Marvel simply does not suit Spencer's talents quite like Image does. At any rate, this title warrants at least giving it three issues to hook me.
The Darkness #100
Andrenn: As I just mentioned, Darkness is finally reaching that big sexy number. Very exciting. Since I'm getting Witchblade #150 to see the end of Ron Marz' run I may do the same with Darkness #100. I have only reviewed The Darkness a couple of times but Hester really has re-invigorated the title and made it a great read on a monthly basis. I'm sad to see him off the title but at the same time, like Witchblade, it will be in good hands with David Hine taking over after this.
It is strange that of all the people to draw this, they got the person doing the art for the video game. Maybe strange isn't the correct word, but I find it strange. I was kind of hoping someone like Michael Broussard or Whilce Portacio would return for this issue. Oh well. It is a reminder that I cannot wait to play The Darkness 2 video game. That should be awesome. Maybe I should review the first video game some time.
Glory #23 and the Extreme Reboot
Andrenn: Figured I'd use one of the many upcoming Extreme Reboot titles to talk about the reboot in general. It was a bit of a surprise when Liefeld said these titles would be returning. I'm unfamiliar with most of them though some of them look awesome. Supreme for example? That's going to be great. Guaranteed great read. I'm calling it.
I also have hug respect for Liefeld deciding to restart these titles with their original numbering. With all the BS stigma about having to have a New #1 every 2 months from Marvel it takes some guts to avoid the obvious shiny #1 on your cover and continue the numbering where you left off. It is more than Marvel would ever do.
I am not too familiar with Glory, outside of the name ringing a bell. I think she teamed up with Angela from Spawn. The cover alone has me intrigued and if I hear good things this will be one of the titles from the reboot I check out.
Artifacts Origins: First Born
Andrenn: I own this collection already. From a few years back when it was just called First Born. Still, smart of Top Cow to rename it with Artifacts Origins. I wonder if they will do the same for Broken Trinity and War of the Witchblades. Definitely buy First Born if you can. It is the book that made me interested in the Top Cow universe and even more of a Ron Marz fan. Especially buy it if you're loving Artifacts.
Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol. 7
Andrenn: Seeing this was a frustrating reminder I didn't have Volume 6, so I corrected that right away. Now the credits for this confuse me. The cover only has Rauch as the name under Ottley. Not FCO. Who, you know, still colored a ton of issues. The issues this volume collects will only have 3 issues colored by Rauch. I find that puzzling.
Pilot Season 2012 TP
Andrenn: It just occurred to me that Pilot Season 2009 STILL is not over. Yeah. Whatever happened to the final comic and the voting? Eh? Top Cow? Any body? Robert Kirkman? Hello?
Spawn 20th Anniversary Poster
Andrenn: Oh, Hell Yes I am going to get all 4 of these posters. Only 10 bucks? Not a problem. They will proudly adorn my walls and then I will hunt down the man called McFarlane to sign them for me.
Andrenn: I have added Artifacts back to the pull list for the big finale. I'll be there for the final issue and then stick around to see where Marz and Sejic take things from there. I'm dropping/losing a couple of Marvel titles so I think I can afford another 3.99 Image comic.
I am sad to hear that seemingly Dani is no longer the Angelus. Or at least that's what the solicits are hinting at. That she's either lost it or is dead. Fingers crossed its juts solicit hype because she was great as the Angelus and I have been hoping Marz does more solo stuff for her in the future.
Andrenn: That is one hell of an unexpected team up. Last I checked Panya was not too fond of the Silencer. This should be interesting. I admit I am not sold on the guest artist. Though this is just a cover, and it takes more than a cover to win me over or turn me off from an artist's work.
Rokk: Elephantmen always earns my money. This is a title that rarely disappoints.
Andrenn: Nathan Fox returns...and his run has not even started yet! Oh, goodness! I get a chuckle out of that. More Joe Casey Nathan Fox Haunt. DO WANT. Please hurry up and get here, Haunt #19 so I can love you and forget all about the bad stuff that was Haunt #18.
Andrenn: Now I am really confused about all this colorist business. So Rauch is still the series colorist...but FCO is coloring the covers? Yeah-whu? Anyway, very nice cover. A little different than what Ottley usually does. If you missed Invincible #84 (SHAME ON YOU) then yeah, everything is different. Very curious about what the New Invincible is up to ,what his ties to Mark are and if Mark has gone full on evil or not. Have I mentioned you should be reading this title? I have. Oh. Well then let me say it again. BUY INVINCIBLE.
Andrenn: Have not really said much about this series, yet. However, I have been able to read it and I assure you, horror hounds, it is as awesome as everyone says it is.
Andrenn: Man, I cannot tell if I love or hate Spawn nowadays. It has some good moments. Some nice character bits and absolutely gorgeous artwork. But then there's lines like the most recent issue's “Pump and dump” and that line was supposed to describe a one night stand. I just...who writes that? Guh. I also have absolutely no interest in the big mystery of Jim Downing. McFarlane has dragged it out WAY too long. Alas, I continue to read on. Hoping Spawn reaches the former glory it once had not too long ago.
Andrenn: I have added Witchblade back to the pull list just in time to say goodbye to the Ron Marz run and get myself hyped for what Tim Seeley has in store. Sadly this solicit is not too exciting but honestly Witchblade never has had the best solicits. The excitement always came from knowing Marz would do great things and I believe Seeley will do great things as well. So I am hyped as all hell for this run, even if the solicits do not do much for that.
Savage Dragon #179
Andrenn: Right before I finally added this article I decided to get back into Savage Dragon, since I am getting back into Artifacts and Witchblade. What the hell. One more Image title is never a bad thing! While I do not have much to say on this solicit, I am very excited to be reading Dragon again and to see where Larsen takes us with the further adventures of Malcolm Dragon and his old man in space.
Justice League #6
Andrenn: The latest DC New 52 Controversy is...Darkseid! Some people love, most people hate, Jim Lee's redesign of the classic Jack Kirby creation. Me I am not a fan of the design but it is still a thousand times better than all his other designs. There are not tons of random lines that add nothing or silly plates that are useless. It is just a slightly better version of his generic armor designs. As long as I still have Michael Ironside's voice in my head when I read the character I think I will be okay.
I am more frustrated that Darkseid is our opening villain. I know with a book like Justice League you want to open big, but maybe Darkseid is TOO big to open with. Maybe it would be better to have him be the villain the back ground you build up for a year. Sort of like what Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire are doing with Swamp Thing and Animal Man. Have some big villains that lead up to Darkseid. Maybe Johns will do the villain right, but I am just not sure.
Rokk: Wait, is the roster for this team actually fully assembled and operating as a team, yet?
I know I am in the minority, but I find Justice League to be one of the most overrated titles on the market. And Darkseid as the big baddie for the opening story arc of the New 52? Really? I strongly question that decision. Darkseid is a character that probably still needed to rest awhile after his appearance in Final Crisis.
Also, Darkseid is arguably DC's biggest and most powerful bad guy. To uncork him at the very start of the New 52 seems silly. I think building up to Darkseid over a period of time would be a wiser decision. Let the Justice League clash with some well known, but slightly less iconic villains first and then roll out Darkseid.
I also question why Geoff Johns would pick Darkseid as the villain to kick off the Justice League. Johns is no fan of Kirby and has been vocal about his extreme disdain for Kirby's Fourth World stories which include the creation and mythology for Darkseid. It seems Johns might be better suited to write a villain from a continuity that he enjoys and appreciates instead.
As for Darkseid's "new" costume? It is total crap. But, then again, most of Lee's costume designs are crap.
Justice League International #6
Andrenn: Really sad to see Aaron Lopresti off the title. I felt his artwork was the perfect style for what Jurgens was doing.
Rokk: Lopresti is off the title? Damn.
Andrenn: All right, this sounds pretty damn awesome. Mera going on a badass quest to take names and find out secrets. While I haven't been loving or hating Aquaman, Mera has been a bright spot for the series and I'm glad Johns is giving her the spotlight.
Rokk: Hmmm, what is the name of this title again? Oh, that's right. It is "Aquaman" and not "Mera." Pretty pathetic that Aquaman is a chump in even his own title. DC should let Johns give Mera her own mini-series if he thinks he has such a great story for her. But, the fact is that the spotlight needs to remain on Aquaman. At least it does if DC and Johns honestly want to try and rehabilitate Aquaman's character into a legitimate icon and big player in the DCnU. And this is certainly what DC and Johns has stated in the past.
Andrenn: GAH! Zombie Owl Demon Batman! Gross. Man that cover is really cool but also creepy as hell. If only it could have been the cover to October's issue. I am putting a poster of that up for Halloween every year.
Batman: The Dark Knight #6
Andrenn: This title really is turning into “Did you like Arkham Asylum?” the comic book. Which is okay. I'd be down for a monthly Batman: World of Arkham comic book. But with this series looking more and more like a pale imitation of that great game I see even less of a reason to buy it.
Rokk: I think this title can be filled under the heading "Another useless Batman title."
Andrenn: The event that we have been waiting for since it was announced that Babs could walk again. What does Bruce think of her as Batgirl again? There's a lot of ways this could go. Add in an interesting new villain and I am excited to see where Simone takes this one. Also, that is Hughes' best cover yet. I will be going into this issue with high hopes.
Rokk: Not even Hughes' wonderful cover could get me to buy this title. Still, that is one great cover!
Batman Beyond Unlimited #1
Andrenn: Dustin Nguyen on Batman Beyond? Good! Adam Beechen on Batman Beyond. Not so good. I was hopeful for the last series, and it wasn't terrible but I've kind of lost interest in this series. While it's great that it's breaking new ground with Digital Comics, overall I'm just not too interested in this title anymore.
Swamp Thing #6
Andrenn: Too late? Ouch. Well uh, Alec. I guess now would be a bad time to say Abby was your wife and that you guys had a kid and...oh, never mind. I guess that is not important now that she is about to be turned into a hulking monster of rot and evil. Maybe you guys can work this out in counseling? Cannot be any weirder than Hulk and Red She-Hulk's sessions are like.
Also, no Yannick Paquette for, what, I think that makes a third month in a row? Makes a very sad Andrenn.
Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #6
Andrenn: I am starting to lose some interest in this title. I really do not want to drop it, but the more I read the more it feels like a wait for the collection comic to me. I am giving it a couple more issues. This issue alone sounds like a really good read that could win me back. I am not too excited about a crossover with OMAC in January though but I have got hopes that Frankenstein can rebound for me.
Rokk: I really wanted to love this title when it first came out. But, I simply do not. And this title is now officially getting dropped from my pull list.
Andrenn: Another casualty to DC's jump the gun creative switches. Sad to see Marz off the title even if it was not one of my favorites of the New 52. I do not know what DC thinks they will accomplish by switching around creative teams like this. It is only telling your customers that you don't care about the product you give them and are just willing to shuffle around anyone without care. A bad message to send, to say the least. Why should I buy Swamp Thing if you could just swap Snyder for someone else? Or Batgirl? Or Action Comics? If you do not care who is writing it, why should I care about reading it?
Rokk: Wow! Another writer leaving one of DC's New 52? They just keep coming at us one after another. Blink and you might miss another writer change on a New 52 title. I totally agree with Andrenn on this point. Constant upheaval at the writer spot never instills confidence in your readers. It is like an NFL franchise that keeps swapping their quaterback every season. The fans realize that there is no plan in mind, begin to lose hope and then abandon the team. DC is playing a very dangerous game with their new editorial approach.
Hawk and Dove #6
Andrenn: Liefeld is now writing the issue? Man, this is Jordan's lucky day. I do appreciate how even Liefeld, a fellow Image Founder, canot make Lee's crappy Batman design look right. Only Lee is totally devoted to all those ridiculous lines and circles he obsessively draws on the suit. Still, Liefeld fans should fly (ha, I'm punny) to this issue.
Rokk: Oh, God. Liefeld writing AND drawing an issue. This might already have the inside track for worst comic book of 2012. And what do we do when sales on a title suck? Have the goddamn Batman make an appearance!
The New Teen Titans Omnibus Volume 2 HC
Andrenn: Now this is where my three hardcovers left off. While I rarely like to get books out of order, since I already have the first Ominbus in collections I will be starting with Volume 2. Which will be kind of weird. I am sure the obsessive nerd inside me will eventually hunt down the first Omnibus after months of staring at a Volume 2 without a Volume 1 in front of it. I blame Rokk. His hardcover addiction has rooted itself into my bones.
Rokk: Yesssss! My evil plan is working. Keep buying those hardcovers, Andrenn! The New Teen Titans Omnibus Volume 1 was fantastic. Even though I have all the single issues of the Wolfman/Perez run on this title I still had to purchase Volume 1. And I am certainly going to purchase Volume 2 as well. This is a fantastic collection of one of the greatest runs that you will ever read on a super hero team title. If you have never read the Wolfman/Perez Teen Titans then I urge you to puchase this Omnibus. It is well worth your hard earned money.
All New Batman: Brave and the Bold #16
Andrenn: From what I hear this is the end of the comic. A few months after the great TV Show ends. Fitting that both end with a tale involving Batmite. This story sounds like a lot of whacky fun. I may just pick it up for one last hurrah for the Brave and the Bold.
American Vampire #24
Andrenn: I am always excited for more American Vampire. Also, this title turns two years old. Hooray!
Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9
Andrenn: Okay, so this is solicited for January but we all know it will not come out by then. Now from the way Heinberg talks about this, this is really just the epilogue. Issue #8 is the big finale and this is the aftermath of it. Which I'm fine with. I have no clue how this all will end and Marvel has been pretty good with keeping a lid on things and not spoiling it like usual. I'm very excited to see this excellent story end and fingers crossed that Vision is all right by the end....what? Man's gotta have his priorities. And my boy, the Vision, is a priority.
Rokk: I have loved this story. Avengers: The Children's Crusade is the chicken soup for the soul for all Avengers fans who have been unimpressed with Bendis' run on the Avengers. Heinberg has crafted an incredible story and I am impatiently waiting for this conclusion. I have condifence that we are in store for one wild finish.
Andrenn: Not sure why Marvel is listing all their collections over the singles. But, oh well. I have heard good things about this title. While I decided to wait for the collection, it does not mean I was not interested in it. Joe Casey is always a name to get excited for and I am always up for a good villain story. Definitely planning to check this out sooner than later.
Fantastic Four: Season One HC
Andrenn: So begins the Season One OGN spree. I applaud Marvel for throwing their hat into the OGN ring once again. I do not applaud doing so just to give us another origin story book. Aren't these origins pretty easy to remember? Radioactive spider? Space ray accident? You get the point. But maybe they'll prove me wrong. The writer, Roberto Acquire-Sacasa was a smart choice as he's easily one of Marvel's most talented writers. I hope these books do well enough that Marvel will consider doing OGN's about something other than origin stories.
Rokk: I was going to purchase this issue regardless of the creative team. Why? Simply to support OGN's. I firmly believe that OGN's are a path that both Marvel and DC should pursue often and with far more regularity. I love OGN's and think that they are the perfect format for many stories that are pointlessly made into mini-series. (Yes, I am looking at you S.H.I.E.L.D.). I believe there is only one way readers can influence a publisher. And it is not by blogging or tweeting. It is by voting with their money. Count this as voting with my money as I purchase ever single Marvel Season One OGN that they roll out.
Avengers: Kree/Skrull War HC
Rokk: Why read the recycled crap that Marvel is pumping out these days when you can just read the originals from Marvel's glory days? What is not to like about a story penned by the iconic writer Roy Thomas and the stellar art team of Sal Buscema, John Buscema and Neal Adams? That is one insanely talented creative team! This is a classic tale and is a hardcover that everyone should purchase. This story reminds me of when the Avengers rocked and gets me excited for the climactic occasion in 2012 when Bendis finally relinquishes his miserly control of the Avengers franchise.
Avengers: The Private War of Dr. Doom HC
Rokk: Yet another incredible creative team on this story. The writers include Steve Englehart, Stan Lee, Gerry Conway, Jim Shooter and Bill Mantlo. That is just a stupid amount of talent! The art team consists of George Perez, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Pablo Marcos and Sal Trapani. C'mon. It is a story with both George Perez AND Jack Kirby!! Two of the greatest artists of all time. Period. This is a hardcover that is most definitely worth picking up. This is a fun and exciting early 1960's tale.
Marvel Double Dipping
Andrenn: Recently folks have been pointing out that Marvel is really over doing it with the extra issues a month. While once in a while they would give you an extra issue of Deadpool or Avengers now they are constantly flooding the market with two or even three issues a month thanks to the .1 fiasco returning.
Sadly, Marvel seems to forget that not every comic reader is going into the LCS with a fat wallet and ready to spend spend spend. There are comic readers like myself on a budget. Buying what titles we can though not everything we want. Marvel doesn't realize that constantly adding a second issue or making a series near bi-weekly is a real strain.
A lot of people say this is Marvel's answer to killing off a bunch of titles. And you will notice their number of monthlies has shrunk by quite a bit. The CBR page I linked to was practically 75% about the collections which is nuts. I am hopeful Marvel realizes what a bad policy this is, but looking at how Marvel handles all their other bad ideas...probably not.
Winter Soldier #1
Andrenn: Bucky is alive! Hooray! AND he gets his own ongoing by Ed Brubaker! Double Hooray! AND he still gets to have the hot Russian Spy as a girlfriend! Triple Hooray!
Rokk: HALLELULIAH!!!!!!!!!! I said killing Bucky Fear Itself was nothing more than a stupid sales gimmick. And Marvel proved me correct. I am absolutely thrilled with this title and will definitely be purchasing Winter Soldier #1. Bucky is a fantastic character and I find him more interesting that Steve Rogers. Brubaker is the perfect match for Bucky's character. I have always thought that Brubaker did a better job on Captain America when writing Bucky instead of Steve Rogers. I am definitely excited to read this title.
The Incredible Hulk #5
Andrenn: Two issues in and I have decided to drop Jason Aaron's Hulk. It was a tough call. I wanted to give the title at the most two more issues to win me back. But I feel like I have spent 8 dollars for one comic book worth of storyline. Add in that Marc Silvestri is not sticking around and I am just not interested any more. I am glad Whilce Portacio is on board, he is a great artist, but that does not help the series for me. I am hoping to hear good things after I leave so I can check out the Hardcover. Until then, adios Hulk.
Avengers Academy #25 and #26
Andrenn: How awesome is it that Tom Grummet, an amazing and perfect for the Avengers, is getting to be the series artist for the best Avengers comic? Good call there, Marvel. Now do not let him even consider leaving the title.
Rokk: Yes!! Grummet is the perfect choice as artist for this title! With Gage and Grummet in control of the title we have a perfect creative team for this awesomely old school Avengers title.
Invincible Iron Man #513
Andrenn: And in other news, Iron Man and War Machine fight. For the billionth freaking time. Why are they even friends any more? All they ever do is butt heads. Or hug, if this cover is any indication of what is inside the comic.
Rokk: A new creative team for this title cannot arrive soon enough. Everything going on screams that the writer has nothing new or interesting to say.
Secret Avengers #22
Andrenn: This looks like a very new shift for the series. Remender and Hardman make an excellent creative team. I like the cast of the new Secret Avengers. Overall, it looks good. But I won't be there for it. This looks like a solid title and one I hope does well, but I am not 100% sure about it. Though if anything, at least it will be another way to get more Rick Remender Venom on a monthly basis which is always a good thing.
Rokk: I am taking a wait and see approach with this title. Once a few reviews roll in from reviewers that I trust I will then decide if I want to give Remender's run on this title a try.
Scarlet Spider #2
Andrenn: Added this title to the pull list when I added Witchblade, very excited to see what Yost and Stegman have in store for Kaine on a monthly basis. While I had problems with Spider-Island, in the end it did renew my interest in the character of Kaine so I want to see where he goes from here. Also, Marvel making this a $2.99 monthly helps. While this title is not set in stone to be great, I am going in with high hopes and looking forward to it.
Rokk: This title continues the trend that when you have nothing new to say just recycle some old concepts. The 1990's continue to creep back like some hideous and unwanted nightmare. I love Stegman's artwork, but I will be passing on this title.
Avenging Spider-Man #4
Andrenn: Hope all you Joe Mad fans enjoyed getting Rick Roll'd with a Greg Land fill in issue!
Venom #13 and #13.1-13.4
Andrenn: Wow. This is just...wow. I am so confused about this. Okay. So it is a big Venom event...but rather than taking place over Venom #13, 14, 15, etc...it's all .bullshit? SERIOUSLY? It was not ridiculous enough when you had Fear Itself #7.3 but now you are doing this crap with Venom? Guh. Wow this is stupid.
Though to be fair the story itself does not sound bad. Three good writers and four talented artists all assembled. It sounds pretty interesting and hey, this could be something cool. It is also giving Rob Williams one more Ghost Rider story after his series ends in January. While I hate that it is five issues in one month, two of them being $3.99, it does not look like a bad story. So I am torn. I want to be mad, but this could be really good. I am just going to sit in my corner and look at that purdy Stefano Caselli artwork instead.
Amazing Spider-Man #679, #679.1 and #680
Andrenn: While this was a very hard decision to make, I have decided to drop Amazing Spider-Man. After Spider-Island I feel the series has really lost it's team. Dan Slott is not doing a bad job, it is just not the same as what I was enjoying early on. I still really want to stick around and see what he does but for now I think it's best I just leave.
I do plan to return to reading Amazing Spidey if I can. I really want to read that End of the Earth storyline Slott and Caselli will be working on. Also if there are any other arcs that look good I will be there. But for now I think it is time Spidey and I took a break. I still want to read more, just not right now.
Rokk: I love this title and look forward to what Slott has in store for us next. This title continues to be a fun read with an old school vibe combined with modern day sensibilities.
Andrenn: The latest Marvel Renumbering “haha, fooled you! Now give us more money!” goes to the ever marketed Wolverine. Wow. I swear Wolverine has been pimped out more than 100 hookers blended together.
Magneto: Not a Hero #4
Andrenn: When in doubt, it's an evil clone.