Pick of the Week:
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy No. 10 revealed that more than Order, Chaos, and Eternity were impacted by Secret Wars. The Elders of the Universe and the Infinity Stones were altered by it as well. Looks like Loki is still up to his old tricks and I wonder what scheme does the corruption he inflicted advance.
Royals No. 8 changes the status quo for the Kree Race. It also reminds me of what occurred between Hank and Jean when Scott was temporarily out of the picture; just substitute Gorgon, Medusa, & Black Bolt. The Snarks still seem like jokes to me; almost generic stock villains but at least Skrulls and Chitauri were given a rest. Surprised that Flint murdered those Snark.
Avengers No. 11 was a welcomed breather from all the mega event tie-in madness. Peter just can’t win when it comes to Nadia. Sam and Jane shared a tender moment. Hercules and Vision bonded which is interesting on one level because since these two seemed to only have one friend on every incarnation of the team they were on. Hercules had Thor and Vision had Simon/Wanda. It would be interesting to see this relationship grow in the future.
Poe Dameron No. 19 delighted that there’s still fight in Terex and he hasn’t been completely defanged. I am eager to see his next move.
X-Men Gold No. 12 revealed the origins of Kologoth. He came off as a poor man’s Thanos at best and a generic villain otherwise.
America No. 7 revealed the origins of America and it felt like a cosmic remix of Amazons.
The Totally Awesome Hulk No. 19 reminds us that the Hulk is a force of nature and can’t be contained. It also set up Cho’s own Planet Hulk experience.
Spider-Man II No. 3 reveals 616 Miles’ past and his connection to Fisk.
Wonder Woman Conan No. 1 surprisingly worked well together like peanut butter and chocolate, my only gripe is I have to wait 30 days to find out what happens next.
The Burn Pile:
Many books were extra meh but nothing worth burning or mentioning.
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