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Guess who’s back for a Marvel Review

That’s right fellow True Believers JulesTrue here with a full review of what I thought was best of Marvel this week. Normally I throw a few at you with some basics, but no this time I have two indepth review to go hand in hand!

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INFINITY PART FIVE OF SIX.

Writer: Jonathan Hickman

Artist: Jerome Opena, Dustin Weaver

Price: 3.99

The tides have turned and the builders begin to lose as worlds fight back under the Avengers Banner. Cap’s call to arms again inspires whole worlds that what was a seemingly lost cause a reason to stand intstead of kneal to those who would call themselves masters. Just when all seems to be right, Cap is given the new “The Earth has fallen”. We slide back again to Ebony Maw as he presents himself to Thane, the new revealed son of Thanos, as he comes to grips with his loss as a healer and new found powers of death( Hickman’s beautiful poetic irony that the Thanos who is love with death would spawn a bring of death). And as if there wasn’t enough going on the Illumaniti now find Wakanda in ruins and Thanos forces at their base in Necropolis.

The Good: This issue is finally the first step in what the wake of Infinity will look like. The event leading to this issue was grim but this is the ray of light we have been waitng for to be shown. Thane finally becomes a character, as does the Maw, though both still remain shrouded we get glipses of whats to become of them. The Avengers finally get breath as to what the hell Thanos has been doing on Earth. The Illumanti really get back involved with whats going on. This issue is deep on the Sci-Fi, as has this entire event. The Art is intensely smashing Dustin Weaver and Jerome Opena graciously bob and weave throughout the issue and its just beautifully done.

The Not so Good: Its another stepping stone sort of issue. The build to what happens next. For some this issue may not be enough action.

Writing: 9/10

Art: 9/10    

Plot: 8/10

Final Verdict: BUY IT!

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Avengers #22  

Writer:Jonathan Hickman

Artist: Leinil Fracnis Yu

Price: 3.99                                                                                                                            

Cannonball and Smasher?! Who saw that coming, not even Sunspot. Who is extra bummed they’re hooking up, just kidding. Leaving off where Infinity 5 had started us, The Galatic Fleet now at Cap’s command begin to make their move against Thanos having beaten the Builders. This issue builds hard on what’s the Avengers next move in protecting earth. The next step in the plan? Attack on Titan. Sorry I couldn’t help myself. Thats right, mess with Earth and Cap will mess with your homeplanet, BOOM. White Dwarf gets to redeem himself as he leads what forces Thanos has in space against the Avengers. And the scene that steals the show. Captain America and Captain Marvel discuss fate and faith or the lack there of with the young Eden. The Captains make it very apparent there is only the here and now and what they make of it, while Thor shares his thoughts with Eden that he too belives in fate and that they were made it live for these moments and this is what they have waited to do their entire lives. Yes this is the Marvel event for Marvel readers through and through. It has everything, Space, Spaceknights, Avengers, The Whole expaned universe, and its not over yet! The issue ends just when you think its about to start.

The Good: You get a lot of answers in this issue. You see that the Builder fight really is over and what the Avengers plan to do about whats going on Earth. You also get to see whats been going on with some of those awesome characters you forgot were on this ridiculously big team. Lenil Francis Yu was born to draw eyes, and this issue his faces say so much more than the dialogue.

The Not So Good: Like Infinity 5, this issue is a major stepping stone on what is gonna happen next, so unless you’ve read every issue of this event you might feel like this book lacked in action.

Writing: 10/10

Art: 8/10

Plot: 9/10

Final Verdict: BUY IT!                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thats all for now my fellow Marvel Faithful, more to come from me on books this week. See ya next time -JulesTrue

Marvel Steamrolls Another Week of Goodness

Well folks its that time again and I’m here to unpack my bag of adjectives and once again let my fellow Marvel Faithful what’s good, oh and its so good this week. Sorry for being Late with the Reviews!

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Oh you knew it was coming, New Avengers #11 was a serious tour de force of holy s#*% can they do that? Well just when I thought I knew where this event was taking me Hickman throws yet another wrench into the cogs. I mean seriously, this issue was bad@$$! Not only did I get the incursion at the end of the last issue, I get…SPOLIER ALERT… Other Universe Builders, ExNihli, Thanos in Necropolis, Wakanda getting owned, and the “Illuminati” made to look like they don’t have a handle on anything. Ah, can we just be thankfull for how wonderful Mike Deodato’s art is in this book, because its seriously beautiful. You may have thought you knew where Infinity was going… You were wrond, DEAD WRONG, its going in a direction that scares and excites me, this is def an event for Marvel readers. It was most certainly a buy in the singles!

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This title has been flat out nothing short of brilliance. I know what you’re thinking, another Hawkeye book, how many times are they gonna try this? Well the answer is no more, because they got this one right. Hawkeye #13 fills you in on the Hawkguy side of everything has been happening in the book. We finally get to make some progress as to what the hell is Clint gonna do. Matt Fraction and David Aja deliver a book you want in your hands, because believe me its not the same digitally. It has a classic comic feel, with the honest character telling that Fraction usually brings to the table. Hawkeye bumming around getting into nothing but trouble, along side Kate Bishop( Young Avengers Hawkeye), Pizza Dog( A dog he finds at the beginning of this run), and as of an issue ago, Barney Barton (Trickshot, oh if you forgot he’s Hawkeye’s brother). Seriously pick this book up. This issue was a sort of catch up issue which gives you time to pick up the singles/trades!

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This ain’t your parents Guardians of the Galaxy, um actually this barely mine. Brian Michael Bendis has turn this title into something completely different, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Guardians of the Galaxy issue #7 brings a lot to the table on where they are gonna go with this book. Angela’s new origin to the Marvel is a nice touch to see the places they wanna take her in this book. The banter is top notch Bendis at his best, seriously IronMan and StarLord going at it with 80’s references had me on the floor. Sara Pichelli’s art is seriously too pretty for this title! Change everyone’s costume around, add Iron Man, Angela( You know that angel lady from Spawn who killed all the hellspawns? You know the one you had a poster of that Greg Capullo drew, yeah that one), and a timey whimey moment where Star Lord experiences the ripple effect from Age Of Ultron, and yeah Bendis has def made it his book.  I can’t wait to see what they do! This issue was a good filler between plots, nothing extravagant a wait for the trade kinda issue.

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Oh you knew it was coming. RAZE. Who I assume is Wolverine and Mystique’s kid, or maybe a Sinister experiment, or maybe just mystique’s kid. Being a X-men fan you come to just deal with every possibility and nine times out of ten its whatever you didn’t think of. THIS EVENT IS THE ONE FOR X-READERS!!!! Uncanny X-men #13 you will find the not so Future X-men clashing with the Future X-men with the help of the Current X-men/Scott’s X-men and if you’re following this I’m impressed because I’m lost. SO much betrayal, and you though Game of Thrones was convoluted, Battle of the Atom so much more. With simply brilliant art by the ever talent Chris Bachalo. Everything at once and I love everything about it. I’m gonna say this event has been the most amazing X-Event in years, I will say it has been the most fun in years. As a long time X-reader I know how the series tends to take itself a bit too seriously sometimes, and this is one of those you can sit back and laugh a little about. Plus its just done right, Three writers and it flows like nobody’s business, this was hands down a buy in the singles!

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I started with Infinity, and this week I get to end with Infinity. Holy s#!% this was a turn me on my side slap me and call me Gunther issue. This is the dawn of victories and losses. The battle between the Builders and the Avengers continues to heat up as we now see the Accusers and Kree army have left the Kree to join up with Thor. This issue is easily one of the most tense issues of the series. I was biting my fingernails the entire time, and I hate doing that! Lenil Fracis Yu’s art is easily one of the best things about being a Marvel reader right now, he could seriously do covers for the rest of his life and I would go broke buying them all. Jonathan Hickman continues his rollercoaster and is going through some serious loops and maybe has shown us a card in his hand that scares the living crap out of me. We shall wait to find out…Buy it in the singles seriously.

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