Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#21 -Ultimate Fallout: A World Without Peter Parker

So how does the world cope with the death of one of its most beloved heroes? Well, this miniseries definitely proves that everyone grieves in their own way that’s for sure. Peter Parker’s funeral was attended by hundreds of people far and wide, Steve Rogers blames himself, Thor believes Peter is on Valhalla, and Rogue sees his death as a sign of the apocalypse. With the pressure of constantly being in the public eye, Gwen Stacy and Aunt May decide to move to France. Johnny Storm, Bobby Drake, and Kitty Pryde go into hiding in the Morlock tunnels and Captain America in his grief has quit. While all of this is going, Quicksilver has a scheme brewing, and the government may be in trouble if the world finds out that they are responsible for creating mutants. And lets not forget the new spider powered kid on the streets of New York.

I enjoyed this story but Death of Spiderman was better in my eyes this was kind of all over the place. I am excited to see what happens with the new mutant situation and Quicksilver’s scheme and definitely the new Spidey. The ultimate universe is in for a lot and I can’t wait to read the new titles but they could have done a little better to space out the intro. Other than that great historic glad to read and review it, as usual this has been Hector Ramirez until next time friends keep clashing.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

#20 - BATMAN: The Widening Gyre -Sucks to be Bruce

Yea so I’m a huge Kevin Smith, I’ve seen every one of his movies so when I saw a Batman graphic novel naturally I had to pick it up.

Ok! So after going on a mission with Nightwing, Bruce is starting to miss the camaraderie of having a partner but isn’t too keen on bringing another Robin into the game. Getting home Alfred informs him an old flame, Silver St. Cloud, has arrived to see him starting a second chance for their relationship to flourish which it does seeing as Bruce proposes. At the same time, Gotham is overrun with criminal activity. Enter Baphomet, some guy that runs around in a goat mask to instill the fear of Satan into criminals. After a few assists from Baphomet, Batman decides to follow him home see what he’s all about. Baphomet earns Bruce’s trust so he takes him back to the Batcave to meet his new fiancĂ© and make him part of the Bat- family. Big mistake! The guy takes a knife and plunges it into Silvers throat, end story.
I liked this story you see a lighter side to bruce that you don’t normally see but it’s a bit too light. First off, Batman never accepts help so readily even when he really needs it. Second he definitely never welcomes vigilantes into gotham and brings them into the Batcave for friggin eggs benedict with his fiancĂ©. Kevin man I’m a big fan I love you but you
need to read up on your Batman.

 Well that’s all I’ve got to say as usual this has been Hector Ramirez, until next time friends keep clashing :p

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

#19 -Batman vs. Predator 2: A Rogue’s Revenge

A year after the first Predator landed in Gotham another of the race decides he needs to prove himself by going after Batman himself. As if things weren’t bad enough after busting up one of their drug rings the mob has put a price on Batman’s head catching the attention of seven of the world’s best assassins. So with an alien hunter and seven cold blooded killers after him Batman can use all the help he can get enter the Huntress, out to stop the mob for her own reasons; and two other Predators out to bring the first one to justice for his rogue actions.
Well readers I promised you this and here it is. I enjoyed it more than the first more elements and a less predictable story. I like how they show the Huntress in her civilian identity and shine a light on why she does what it is that she does. Batman was really given a run for his money with this one the alien was a lot more cunning and ruthless than the first and this time around he didn’t have his special armor so he relied a lot more on his own cunning as well as help from his companions. This adventure brings Batman and Huntress closer and shows just how badass they both are. I mean stories like this are the reason I read comics and my love for comics has brought me here to share my thoughts with you fine people so as usual this has been Hector Ramirez and until next time friends keep clashing.