Panel of the Week for Aug 25, 2017

This Week’s comic book spectacularity comes from Generations The Unworthy Thor and Mighty Thor – the Read A Comic Panel of the Week for August 25, 2017!

This week’s Read A Comic Panel of the Week comes from Generations: The Unworthy Thor and Mighty Thor #1 from Marvel Comics:

Panel of the Week for Aug 25, 2017

Generations The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1 coverTitle: Generations The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1
Price: $4.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Jason Aaron
Art Team: Mahmud A. Asrar, Jordie Bellaire, Joe Sabino

A lot of comics like to leave you with a surprise or shock ending. Well, in Generations: The Unworthy Thor and Mighty Thor, we get just that. We see Odin talking to the Phoenix and their conversation leads us to believe that they have been involved in the past!

Well – the final panel of the comic seals that into Marvel canon when we have Odin remarking that he has never felt more alive then when he was kissing fire and we get this giant panel of a love tryst between Odin and the Phoenix with a note that we will learn more in Marvel Legacy #1!

Generations The Unworthy Thor & The Mighty Thor #1 detail
Panel of the Week – Aug 25, 2017

Well played Marvel, at first you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.


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Review: Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 is a tale of Laura and Logan that offers a nice glimpse of our classic character returned.

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 coverTitle: Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1
Price: $4.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Tom Taylor
Art Team: Ramon Rosanas, Nolan Woodard, Cory Petit, Jorge Molina
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: August, 2017

Solicitation: In Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1, the death of Wolverine shook the Marvel Universe, and the ascension of the All-New Wolverine re-imagined what a healing factor and some adamantium claws can do! But the amazing combination of Logan and Laura is the duo you’ve been waiting for and a double-Wolverine team-up for the ages!

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 Review

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1 begins in Tokyo, Japan as Wolverine (Logan) is fighting ninjas of the Hand. Wolverine’s adopted daughter – Akiko – has been kidnapped, and he is attempting to rescue her.

Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine 01 detailRight when the Hand start to overwhelm Wolverine, Laura, the All-New Wolverine, shows up and fights along side of him.

In the Generations titles, future characters become displaced in time and meet up with their earlier counterparts.

Laura says that when she found out where and when she was, she went to search Logan out and aid him in finding Akiko.

This leads Laura and Logan into a direct confrontation with the man behind it all, Sabretooth.

Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine was a great classic Wolverine title. Wolverine use to be all over the place in almost every marvel title, but now that this version of him has been gone for awhile, it’s nice to get a glimpse of the classic character.

Verdict: Generations Wolverine & All-New Wolverine
My rating is a 4.5 out of 5 for Wolverine stabby-stabby action!

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Review: X-Men Blue #9 from Marvel Comics

X-Men Blue #9 lays the groundwork for some interesting plot points as Marvel’s Secret Empire reaches Cullen Bunn’s Original X-Men.

X-Men Blue #9 coverTitle: X-Men Blue #9
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Cullen Bunn
Art Team: Cory Smith, Thony Silas, Matt Milla, Irma, Knivila, Joe Caramagna, Arthur Adams, Peter Steigerwald
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: August, 2017

Solicitation: Jean and Jimmy continue their assault on Emma’s stronghold, trying to free their teammates. Meanwhile – Cyclops must fight to free himself from a particularly hellish mindscape. Can the X-Men win against Hydra when all hope is lost?

Review: X-Men Blue #9

It is worth noting that the cover art for X-Men: Blue #9 is by Art Adams and Peter Steigerwald, and is an homage to X-Men #50 – the first appearance of Polaris.

X-Men: Blue #9 follows the story of the original X-Men during the Secret Empire Event. They have come to the mutant nation of New Tian, and have been captured, all save for Jean Grey, Jimmy Hudson, and Danger.

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Polaris arrives at the behest of Magneto – as back-up to Jean and Jimmy as they go to free the other X-Men – and reunites with her former love, Havok – fighting him on the battlefield.

The X-Men break free, then search for Cyclops – who was last seen in the clutches of Emma Frost at the end of the last issue. Much to their surprise, they find him as a mindless puppet, controlled by the White Queen herself.

X-Men Blue #9 detailWe find out that she means to re-write Cyclops’ mind to make him more like the original Scott Summers – who is now dead – and that she has been so powerful because she has a cosmic cube fragment.

This story comes down to a great fight between the White Queen and Jean Grey, resulting in the X-Men’s escape from New Tian.

An interesting development is that the psi-battle between jean and Emma (with Cyclops in tow) resulted in a psychic link being formed between Scott and Jean.

This is not the first time this have happened between the pair, but does this mean that their relationship will evolve past that of being teammates?

Verdict: This comic was an enjoyable read. There was interesting artwork, good story development for it being a tie-in issue of Secret Empire, and it lays the groundwork for some interesting plot points in the future.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars!