I was indifferent on three of comics but the forth was great and I want to explain my opinions on each. We’ll begin after a short break…
**spoilers and just crazy-fun after the break**
Last month, Cap, Bucky and the rest of the Invaders were being held by S.H.I.E.L.D. because Iron Man realized they were actually from the past (somehow this is happening during Secret Invasion…?). Cap and Bucky escaped and in the end of the last issue Bucky runs into his future self as Captain America. This issue was just more mystery as we see fights and arguments and more randomness and we come to find out that Dr. Strange–who I thought was in perma-meditation–is holding the world back from getting turned into an alternate future. There is some weirdness with The Torch and robots–which I understood, but was still confused as to why he didn’t understand who he was fighting (robots)–but it all ends on a clincher: Tony Stark knows about a 6th person who came from the past with them, but who!?! Overall, it’s just filler and blah. This series really isn’t impressing me.
I know I haven’t done much with this series before, but this issue was just there to set up more of the oddness that is The Helm. In the last two issues we got some origin and some laughs, but this issue we kick it up as The Helm (worn by our favorite character ever–Matthew Blurdy aka The Valhalladrim) leads Matt into battle against a fearsome Necromancer in an alleyway! Matt slays the Necromancer only to find out that he was his former boss, Damien (check the previous two issues for more info)! The next night, Matt takes out his girlfriend, Jill, to dinner. They end up back at Matt’s to… do the dirty and in the middle of the night. After–later in the night–Jill gets up for some water and ends up finding the sword Matt used to kill his old boss! Freaking out, Matt decides to explain The Helm to her and she ends up running out of the house thinking Matt is crazy. Matt stops her but the issue ends as The Helm tells Matt to ‘Stop her!’ Craziness and fun in this issue. Mini-series or not, I can’t wait for the next issue. For serious. Pretty wholesome comic if you ask me.
Real quick. Everyone I know who read this loved this issue. I was indifferent. We have the final portion of the Zeke Stane arc and things are crazy. Iron Man was supposed to be dead and he wasn’t; big surprise there. Basically, Tony Stark shows up and kicks ass after he explains to Maria Hill that he is using tons of Iron Man suits to move people away from his buildings and blah blah blah. Big finisher: Zeke loses. I’ll wait to see what next month brings but as for now, I’m kind of just ‘bleh’ which is surprising because I love Matt Fraction as a writer. Maybe it’s just Iron Man, but I’m kind of just not feeling this series. I’m sure I’m the only one.
Guys. Whoa. Guys. Remember Robert Kirkman‘s Marvel Zombies 1 & 2 and how they were pretty much awesome? Well get this: Marvel Zombies 3 is just as great and it’s not even Kirkman. It’s not even Kirkman. Fred Van Lente has taken over MZ3 and I grabbed it on a whim. It’s pretty much incredible. We start in Florida where an Initiative team is looking into some mysterious deaths. It turns out it’s zombies… namely Deadpool and he’s just as crazy as he is in the normal Marvel U and is craving the flesh of super heroes. Then, you wouldn’t even guess it unless you saw the cover, we have the one and only Machine Man aka X-51–remember from Ms. Marvel?–and I guess he’s going to save the day, but there is some badness afoot. Crazy subtle former-Midnight Son Michael Morbius, the living vampire, is heading up A.R.M.O.R. and has hired Machine Man to fix a cross-dimensional overlap… but is he who he really who he says he is?!? NO! He’s a zombie too!! Oh no! We gotta check next month’s issue for sure!
Craziness and all, I hope you all enjoyed because that’s all I have for ya! See you next time!