AvX #04 – So Daredevil, Spider-Man and Spider-Woman are supposed to be a credible force to stop this Juggernaut/Colossus hybrid (that we’re now supposed to be accepting)? Doubtful. I did like Hope’s beer trap & Kid Omega’s hand in it though. Ultimately, Avenger punch X-Man is superdumb. See: Captain America obliterating Gambit’s stupid Cajun face for no reason whatsoever. I think Steve Rogers might be a sociopath. “What? I was using a shield! It was just self-defense.”
Fantastic Four #605.1 – Pick this up not expecting much; WOW. This was an awesome issue. Shades of Red Son & Planetary; alt history done right. I don’t want to say anything further; just pick it up and enjoy.
Hardcore #01 – Sci-fi, espionage, covert military actions, Robert Kirkman. This is one to watch.
Incredible Hulk #07.1 – Not sure what to make of the ending. That being said, this issue did feature one of the single creepiest sets of panels I’ve seen in comics in quite awhile. And I read Alan Moore’s Neonomicon. Followed a few pages later but one of the funniest. As were the pages of the Hulk “sowing his oats”. Speaking of , if I’m not mistaken Amanda Von Doom had a three-way last issue with two gamma irradiated, Hulked out wild animals aboard her ship. How is she…alive? Digging what Jason Aaron is doing with this series.
Uncanny X-Men #12 – AvX tie-in. Compared to Wolverine & The X-Men, this is the inferior title. It’s still considered a flagship book though, so you think they would notice something simple like character placement. Look at the top panel of the first page:
Look where Cyclops is. Now look where Colossus,Psylocke and Domino are. Got it? Now please explain the following panel (this was as the bottom of the same page!)
Based on the positioning in the first panel, this second panel would seem to show Cyclops turning to face Dr. Nemesis and Namor. A quarter turn at most. Yet somehow Domino, who he was looking at head on a panel ago is behind him, as is Psylocke who was behind him on his right side. Only Colussus and his ridiculously sized (Leifeld sized, really) shoulder are where appropriately placed.
Bottom line: buy Image, boycott AvX.